Gabrielle Hoad

Feed | 2016 | Hand-punched bookmarks, secreted in library books

Feed considers the library as a source of information but also as a habitat where a variety of different species might thrive. Common library visitors coded onto bookmarks include Liposcelis bostrychophila (booklouse), Lepisma saccharina (silverfish), Lasioderma serricorne (cigarette beetle), Tineola bisselliella (clothes moth), Mus musculus (house mouse) and Eurotium rubrum (foxing mould).

First made for an intervention in Exeter Library during Art Week Exeter in May 2016.