And with the Olympics also came inspiration from other places: there’s been Tino Sehgal’s magical, intimate storytelling in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, the welcomed chaos of books in mazes at the South Bank aMazeme, the eight hour marathon Great Gatsby performance Gatz from a few months back and even smaller but definitely not insignificant surprises like stumbling upon a bookshelf tucked behind a German bus stop.
It’s gotten us thinking more about public storytelling. Different ways that reading and telling stories can be more open, more social, more public. In our minds, it opens up the role of the book (and its potential) as we see it today. Looking at different ways we can create reading experiences that go beyond what’s on the page. And taking storytelling as something that is seen, read, shared in its widest possible sense.
Don’t worry, we’re not shifting into performance art, and we’re not really good at any sports either (neither are our kids), but we are gonna push our forthcoming books (we’ll be lift lidding soon), a new app and maybe even a few events as far into and beyond the page as we humanly can.
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