Mary Corey March
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Living Guestbook

Cultural Fabric Breathes Still Identity Tapestry
Living Guestbook Urban Pulse (San Francisco)
Gateway Binary Experience
Transparency Primary Text
Do you read me? (digital mediation) Scales
Write me for Art/ Do you Read me (disintermediation) Dream Blanket

Living Guestbook- interwoven lives, (Pre Participation Image), 2014. Mixed Media Participatory Installation: hundreds of individually hand-dyed and starched silk strips, fiber in silk, steel, linen and cotton, wood, writing prompts, participants. 66" x 96" (height can adjust to space)

This piece was commissioned for the home of a private collector to make the thoughts and impressions of her guests into a work of art. In the same way that Tapestries recorded historical and mythical events in the grand homes of the past, this piece records the history of the house's guests.

Each guest is invited to take a strip of silk and to write a response to one of the writing prompts on it. They then weave the silk into the hanging warp, letting their thoughts part of the tapestry.

This piece was made with the feel of the country house in mind, integrating into the house and seamlessly becoming part of the interior landscape.