The Form: 1970–1979
Artist: Melody Sumner Carnahan
Publisher: Burning Books (2003)
During 1978–79, writer Melody Sumner Carnahan sent out over 100 copies of a blank form with a brief note to friends, family, and artists she admired. Nearly everyone responded without knowing what, if anything, would be done with the completed forms. The book reproduces the forms as filled out by 100 citizens, including the likes of Vito Acconci, Charles Amirkhanian, Robert Ashley, John Baldessari, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Genesis P-Orridge, Ed Ruscha, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Andy Warhol, et al. A novel on each page.