Varying edition of 5
Archival inkjet printing on Dobbin Mill papers with embedded detritus
American novelist, Jonathan Safran Foer took his favorite book, Bruno Schulz’s Street of Crocodiles and altered it, by removing words to build a new novel, Tree of Codes. In response, Silverberg further altered Foer’s novel, creating her Safer Code in Winter 2014.
Found Objects Diary takes this deconstruction yet another step: The story from Safer Code is divided into sections, each corresponding to a piece of detritus chosen with that text in mind — one each day found in her ambulatory mapping (an activity that maps & describes the world around her). The found material was embedded into the paper for the new book; the map of the artist’s walk is pulp painted on the inside of the front cover.
Each copy of Found Objects Diary varies visually & metaphorically; the text remains the same.