University of Edinburgh public art officer, Liv Laumenech provides
site-specific context while artist Davy Forsyth recounts the process and
inspiration of his public artwork, Byte, as he also reads poetry
inscribed on the bronze pages of his sculpture.
This pixelating book installation commemorates Jim Haynes'
1960s Paperback Bookshop along with the University's merger with
the Edinburgh College of Art. It was commissioned in 2011 along with the
nearby bronze Rhino Head.
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