1999 / Silverberg in collaboration with 10 ‘guests’
Varied edition of 15
11.75" x13.5" x 10.5" (box)
Aware that the many visitors we regularly host are opportunities missed, I came upon a splendid solution: to invite ‘guests’ to ‘sign’ a guest book cum artist book, by collaboration on one of its pages. I make paper specific to each ‘guest’ and they create something in response. I sent out 15 leaves of paper to each: when 10 participants returned their contributions, each received a set and I designed and produced an artist book with the remaining copies.
GuestBook 1998 is the first in this series, with visitors from 3 continents, with a range of ages, talents, etc.
Guests in order of appearance in the book:
- János Sugár, (Media Artist) Budapest, Hungary
- Leora Farber (Sculptor) Johannesburg, South Africa
- Sophia Gruber, (5 years old) Vienna, Austria
- Linda Sihali, (papermaker) Soweto, South Africa
- Katrin Dieckmann, (Painter) Germany & living in NYC
- Döce Varadi, (Geneticist) Budapest, Hungary
- Diane Victor (Artist) Pretoria, South Africa
- Christine, Dixie, (artist), Grahamstown, South Africa
- Arimichi Iwasawa, (Painter), Kyoto, Japan
- Agnés Eperjési, (Photographer) Budapest, Hungary