Alicia Martin, an artist based in Spain, transforms thousands of disused books into tumultuous towers that pour out of windows. It can almost be described as a tornado of books that starts from the window and ends on the street down below.
This waterfall of approximately 5000 books ‘streams’ out of the Casa de America in Madrid. Its massive size outside has obviously attracted people to want to see it. To support the heavy weight of the books, each sculpture has a special metal framework inside. They make the installation safe and sturdy, however, the books’ pages are left loose and free to rustle in the wind.