Let the book become the light that penetrates the pupil: the sacrifice of the vision in the name of reading, irrelevant experimental bookstore

Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

Images courtesy of Wu Guan Books, part of images photographed by Rachel S.

The smashing particles are scattered in the bright air peculiar to the port of the South China Sea. The pores are fully relaxed in the two art districts of the Little Screening. The desires for the summer heat are rushing, but I don’t think that one of the antidote is actually close to the scene - the skylight tree shadows The hollowed out engraved line-symmetric "unrelated" signboard, the two block-like characters seem to be stable, and the inside is actually a bookstore with sensory control comparable to Ecstasy: in the name of the experiment, the reading of imagination, Use books as a bait to seduce dark desires.

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Photography/ Rachel S.
Photography/ Rachel S.

At the entrance of the mourning hall, say goodbye to all the shells that are visible in the daytime and the "watched" ones. Let the two black scorpions cast the light and touch the body of the sun with the warmth of the sun.The chill suddenly hit the face and took out the real soul that was uneasy in the room.

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Photography/ Rachel S.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Photography/ Rachel S.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Leaving the bright chaos, stepping into the darkness of pureness

The speed at which the pupil is sharply reduced cannot keep up.Irrelevant experimental bookstoreThe moment of surprise, the moment of squinting still glimpses into a nearly dull space, with a small light source on a four-column shelf that seems to be endlessly extended, like a fantasy track floating in the galaxy. After gradually adapting to the darkness, a strange and unpopular book slammed into the eye, as the essence of the poem "You are the light that penetrates my pupil" - if we return to the original state, we are invisible because of the huge Re-learning to identify and identify all things, then the faintly glowing books in the entire space are the quiet medium of communication with the world.

Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

Irrelevant experimental bookstore is a Taiwanese architectZhu Zhikang spatial planningFollowing the subversive work of Chengdu Fangsuo Bookstore, from the underground palace back to the ground warehouse, but instead turned brightly into the reach of the five fingers. This ceremonial field has so many incomprehensible features. First of all, it talks about the interesting name of the store. The logic behind it comes from the observation that the contemporary coffee shop sells not the coffee, but the atmosphere. Brands are even a cult of Western culture. Therefore, bookstores sell not books.” Zhu Zhikang used a simple analogy to draw inspiration for the bookstore: “On the contrary, we sell not only the atmosphere, but also the memories and the self-consciousness. Opportunity. We don't want our guests to feel that they are here to buy books, but that they want to find a book that "I? I really like it."

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Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

"Here, the variability of books and the characteristics that need to be selected will be stronger. The habit of reading now is different. How to make new ideas from the display points in space, so that readers have a feeling of surprise, is irrelevant. Each book is only a small amount and is displayed in a positive pendulum manner. Opening the book cover makes it easier for the reader to pick up the reading, and the space only has the light source projected on the book cover, so that the reader can choose with the inner real preference."April explained in the book selection .

. If you recommend three categories of books in an unrelated spirit, would it be?

In addition to the literature that most readers love, books on life, the laws of all things, or books like "Human Childhood" are also irrelevant. At present, the universal public advocates positive thinking and optimism, but few face to face the incomprehensible or incomprehensible mental level such as depression and bipolar disorder. Therefore, explore the spiritual level and society and family from different angles. The book on the relationship between the two is also what we want to focus on. And some of the lesser-known and interesting parts of science, like "The History of Kailuan" - sounds terrible, but talk about surgeons and anatomy; or "Intoxicating Plants Expo" - exploration will be very "dizzy" plants (laughs), these are also less popular in other bookstores.

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Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

. If you recommend three categories of books in an unrelated spirit, would it be?

In addition to the literature that most readers love, books on life, the laws of all things, or books like "Human Childhood" are also irrelevant. At present, the universal public advocates positive thinking and optimism, but few face to face the incomprehensible or incomprehensible mental level such as depression and bipolar disorder. Therefore, explore the spiritual level and society and family from different angles. The book on the relationship between the two is also what we want to focus on. And some of the lesser-known and interesting parts of science, like "The History of Kailuan" - sounds terrible, but talk about surgeons and anatomy; or "Intoxicating Plants Expo" - exploration will be very "dizzy" plants (laughs), these are also less popular in other bookstores.

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Therefore, it is the collection of Zhiyu and essays and Lin Zhiying's old photo album. The blue-eyed couple photographed by Annie Leibovitz is lying on the cover of the magazine, and the thick copy of the Shan Hai Jing is from the shelf; from Childhood Anthropology Then go to Thoreau's "The Wild Fruit" to collect the appearance of life growth; in the "Mourning Diary" and "Amour is a Childhood", observe and mourn the private and distorted self-analysis.Follow the bookshelf carefully, and talk about the use of medicine, talk about death, talk about medicine, and talk about desires. The cruel correlation is like a rendezvous between the spirit and the physical, and instantly break the concept of book selection that seems completely "unrelated." . After "visible", there is nothing in the experimental bookstore, and we can't believe our eyes.

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The soul will be invisible in the dark.

Such unbelievable can be said to be one of the most enjoyable experiences after Zhu Zhikang gave birth to an unrelated experimental bookstore. From the designer's point of view, it has nothing to do with the preset position of the Pro bookstore, the feeding style of the exhibition, and simply determine the coordinates of the shelf on the shelf. "When the space is removed and the impression of the bookstore is removed, it is actually the most interesting - this time, the things in your heart will come out." As a architect and space designer, Zhu Zhikang’s remarks are contradictory. It is also interesting.

When I was hiding in a quilt during my childhood, I couldn’t stop reading the book. It was the reading experience shared by many people who grew up thousands of years ago. Now in 2018, it turns into an experimental result that is unrelated to the bookstore. Zhu Zhikang’s tone is hard to hide: "I don’t think Is that great? When the quilt is covered, it is a person's world. In that case, reading will be very focused, but all senses are also open."

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"In the five senses of human beings, only vision can be turned off, but your hearing, smell, heart and touch.Nothing; what we have been pursuing is to open the other four senses, because people are too often dragged by vision. With Zhu Zhikang's explanation, the idea of ​​irrelevant bookstores clearly emerges: black, which is similar to reading, is a result rather than a means, just as reading is actually asking for rather than passively. "There is too much space we have been looking at, so this time we have to turn it back; we are doing "invisible bookstores", not "black" and "black"." This can't help but remind people of a series of movies. The essence of "Burning Love": The secret of using the mime to interpret the "peeling oranges to eat" situation is not to imagine that there are oranges here, but to forget that there are no oranges here; similarly, the dark bookstores are not disappearing, but we can't see them. Only.

Therefore, when we stepped into an irrelevant moment, we completed a transaction: after surrendering the only self-sense vision, we had already exchanged a rare experience of thoroughly magnifying all senses before the consciousness of a stable operation awakened. The rough tremor caused by the cover of the fingertips, the trepidation of the soft carpet, and the uneasiness of walking on the second floor.......After losing sight, it finally awakened the four sensitive senses, injecting an unprecedented feeling into the whole body.

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In addition to selling books, irrelevant bookstores also sell interesting selections. Of course, each item has nothing to do with books: from charcoal pencils, human organ model toys, bamboo charcoal masks to sex toys, between bookshelves that stand against the wall. The two long tables in the center are all fascinating, and they are not afraid to attract people's attention when they stop at the scene. Looking down from the second floor, with a shimmering selection of objects and shadows to form a rugged rectangular surface, it smugly outlines the focus of people's close-up look; we seem to witness a mysterious ritual from a distance, with vision and common sense. Sacrifice, to celebrate with light and shadow dance, the descending god is the infinite inspiration of reading behavior, in life, and here at this moment.

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Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
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Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.
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Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

Of course, in order to successfully transform the warehouse into a non-related bookstore with strong concept, Zhu Zhikang also faced many challenges in the design process, so that this space-oriented space designer described it as "to practice the magic, must first be in the palace." Zhu Zhikang said with a smile that the biggest difficulty is that I don't know how to make people look at it: "The original minimum light source is still not dark enough. The last time the voltage was reduced to one-third of the lowest light source and finally succeeded." Lighting problems, and then the familiar space motion plan has to be cut down and re-trained: "Because we have never done an invisible space, first of all, we are afraid that the guests will hit each other, and then we will fall asleep or steal."As a result, from the trial operation to the official opening, such doubts did not happen at all; a social experiment was always performed in an unrelated bookstore. In fact, people in the invisible state were far more alert than in the broad daylight.

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Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books.

In the low light, groping for reading, and walking between the lines of the word, apart from being unrelated, there may be no other bookstores that can provide this experiment. However, the attempt to be an experimental bookstore is not limited to this. What are the possibilities here? Zhu Zhikang believes that the irrelevant role is a kind of catalyst: "We have thought, if this bookstore is enlarged, what will it become? In addition to the lecture, the future may also do something.......Some naked things can't be seen anyway! Continue to stretch, meditation, music, sound, taste......And so on are all types of activities that can be done. In short, "As long as it is something other than vision, we all want to give it a try."Exhibition hallThe style of the bookstore, irrespective of constantly planning a multi-dimensional sensory trigger, allowing everyone who enters the bookstore to enjoy a unique exhibition.

Photography/ Rachel S. & Wu Guan Books.
Photography/ Rachel S. & Wu Guan Books.

Follow the road through two black sables, dazzling sunlight like signals from another world. Standing at the entrance to sell banned books and sex toys, marked "no entry under 18 years old", irrelevant to the experimental bookstore is actually unreal, not yet matureThe thing is to face the adult and true self; "We hope that this bookstore can evoke another perspective on the whole world," as Zhu Zhikang himself jumped out of the framework of a space designer to deprive the vision. To create a work for the premise, he hopes that the experiment he has personally involved can also become an experiment that takes place on more people: "Don't see it, look at the more real things after the eyes are invisible."

Irrelevant experimental bookstore
C7-6 Warehouse, No. 2-1, Dayi Street, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu/ 02:00 pm-08:00 pm
Fri/ 02:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sat/ 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun/ 11:00 am-08:00 pm
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