10,000 illuminated books to temporarily pave Michigan street

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan street will be temporarily paved with 10,000 illuminated books as part of a one-night public art installation.

The University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities has invited Spain-based art collective Luzinterruptus to work with university and community groups to create the installation titled "Literature vs. Traffic ." The display in Ann Arbor will be on Liberty Street between State and Maynard streets.

The event is part of the institute's 2018-19 theme "Humanities and Environments."

The installation will take eight days to create. Students and community volunteers will work with the artists in the Ruthven Museums Building to prepare books with LED lights.

The display is planned Oct. 23 from 5-11 p.m. Most of the books are earmarked for recycling and have been donated by individuals, libraries and local organizations.

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