Luzinterruptus, a group of Spanish artists remaining anonymous and well-known for urban interventions involving games of light, recently transformed the Hagerman street in Toronto with 10,000 glowing books. The project was part of Nuit Blanche 2016, an annual all-night art festival. 50 volunteers worked for more than 12 days to fill the street with books that were donated by the Salvation Army. For one night in October, Canadians enjoyed swimming in a river of glowing books.
The project reflected on the everyday issues such as traffic, pollution and noise. Hence named as Literature vs Traffic, the installation pointed out the battle between the pedestrians and the vehicles. Through the project, literature conquered the busy downtown of Toronto and created a peaceful environment in opposition with the industrial life.