Reading Room (Box Man)

Documentation of work installed at the Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Portable Reading Room is a space made for one person intended for the reading of The Box Man by Kobo Abe. A perambulatory architecture for one, it is intended to mirror the novel, which tells the story of a man who decides to live inside a cardboard box (worn over his head and down to his knees). On castors, the room can be moved (for privacy or for a good reading spot) by pushing off with a foot through the hole in the floor. The work is accompanied by additional reading material.