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Contributors sought for an art installation

ECA graduate is building and touring an interactive art installation created from 1,984 copies of George Orwell’s novel 1984.

About the project

Various copies of George Orwell’s novel 1984
Copies of George Orwell’s novel 1984

The Winston Smith Library of Victory and Truth (TWSLOV&T) is an interactive visual art project created from 1,984 copies of George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984, many personalised with notes and traces from owners and readers, donated and sourced from around the world.

This collected library will form an interactive sculpture where visitors are invited to browse, read the books, and add their own notes or marks. A living, touring artwork and a forum for creativity, curiosity and conversation.

TWSLOV&T will be launched on the Isle of Jura in June 2024. A sort of homecoming for the novel, on the 75th anniversary of its UK publication. It will then go on tour visiting locations of significance to Orwell.

Help build it and become a member of the library by donating your copy of 1984, any condition, any language, and including your own unique mark. Include a postal address and in return you will receive a limited edition TWSLOV&T enamel badge.

How to contribute

Please send your 1984 to:

Winston Smith C/O Hans K Clausen

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

21 Hawthornvale



Scotland, UK

For all inquiries please contact:

About the graduate

Hans K Clausen is a graduate of Leith School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, BA Hons in Sculpture. In 2012 he received an Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop new graduate studio award, and won London’s Degree Art Prize for Sculpture. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and developed a strong interest in, and reputation for, collaborative and socially engaged art. He has held several artist residencies in health care and education settings and was an NHS resident artist at North Edinburgh Arts from 2015 – 2018 where amongst other projects he created The People’s Museum of Memory and Myth winner of a Building Better Healthcare Award in 2019. Hans is a studio holder at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, the Hospital Exhibitions Manager for Tonic Arts, NHS Lothian Charity.


Hans' website (external link)