NEIGHBOR : WHO — a free international art action

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In mid-November 2016, I announced I would make a work of art as a gift for anyone who responded within about a week. Working in a serial fashion, I created 200 unique but very similar pieces. The works were begun together on larger sheets of paper painted with four equal bars of color, which were later torn down to the size of the individual works. Before tearing, I placed my thumbprint across the axis where each separation would occur. These marks visible on the top and bottom edges of each work communicate their one-time physical connection to neighboring works. Finally, the surface of each work was divided roughly in half by opaque matte black. In early December 2016, the entire 200 works were publicly displayed together in the arrangement pictured below, before being distributed worldwide to people on residing across six continents. The title of the project Neighbor : Who is a reference to the Biblical passage Luke 10: 25-37.

Works were mailed worldwide beginning December 16, 2016.

Version 2

WHO (and where) IS MY NEIGHBOR?


1. Aaron, Tulsa OK
2. Bob, North Newton KS
3. David, Ambler PA
4. Gregg, Philadelphia PA
5. Jesse, Northport MI
6. Andrew, Philadelphia PA
7. Kayla, Philadelphia PA
8. Lisa, Washington DC
9. Marilyn, Washington DC
10. Melissa, Philadelphia PA
11. Oriane, Brooklyn NY
12. Rick, New York NY
13. Stephanie, Madison WI
14. Valerie, Cyprus
15. Mary Lou, Lancaster PA
16. Tom & Marcia, Philadelphia PA
17. IS-Projects, Leiden Netherlands
18. Maria, via Gray Contemporary Houston TX
19. Dean, Wallingford PA
20. Dmitra, Greece
21. Adam, Philadelphia PA
22. Brenton, Camp Hill PA
23. Demetrios, Montreal Canada
24. Gretchen, Philadelphia PA
25. Jesse, Bellingham WA
26. Jonathan, Columbus GA
27. Keith, Pittsburgh PA US
28. Lisa, Staten Island NY
29. Marion, High Wycombe England
30. Melissa, Brooklyn NY
31. Noreen & Rick, Philadelphia PA
32. Roberta, Bala Cynwyd PA
33. Steve, Philadelphia PA
34. Valerie, Denver CO
35. Jeffrey, Cincinnati, OH
36. Familie Meier Jena Germany
37. Distributed on my behalf by IS-Projects, Leiden Netherlands
38. Distributed on my behalf by Gray Contemporary, Houston TX
39. Tim, Philadelphia PA
40. Mary, Philadelphia PA
41. Alan, Schwerin Germany
42. Brian, Athens GA
43. Edgar, Laredo TX
44. Hadi, San Francisco CA
45. Jill, Albuquerque NM
46. Dennis, Berlin Germany
47. Ken, Orlando FL
48. Liz, Doylestown PA
49. Mark, Philadelphia PA
50. Michael, Philadelphia PA
51. Pam, Flemington NJ
52. Rodney, Dallas TX
53. Stacie, Philadelphia PA
54. Sharon, Minneapolis MN
55. Donovan & Julie, Lancaster PA US
56. Distributed on my behalf by 57 W 57 Arts New York NY US
57. Distributed on my behalf by Sol del Rio Arte Guatemala City Guatemala
58. Kwasi, Ghana Africa
59. Tonya, Philadelphia PA
60. Mark, Greer SC
61. Alex, Brooklyn NY US
62. Caroline, Philadelphia PA
63. Eileen, Philadelphia PA
64. Heidi, Albuquerque NM
65. Joanne, Salem MA
66. Judy, Goshen IN
67. Kimberly ,Reading PA
68. Louise, Sydney Australia
69. Mark, Brunswick ME
70. Michelle, Goshen IN US
71. Paolo, Brooklyn NY US
72. Robert, Wilmington DE US
73. Suresh, Pittsford NY US
74. Natalija, Vestal NY US
75. Denison & Jennie, Lancaster PA US
76. Familie Meier Jena Germany
77. Distributed on my behalf by IS-Projects, Leiden Netherlands
78. Mel and Elizabeth, Houston TX
79. Linford, Philadelphia PA
80. Lori, Philadelphia PA
81. Allen, Goshen IN
82. Carrie, Leonardtown MD
83. Ellen, Brunswick ME
84. James, Brooklyn NY
85. Jodi, Nashville TN
86. Julie, Philadelphia PA
87. Todd and Kimberly, Lambertville NJ
88. Luc, Mechelen Belgium
89. Mary, Washington DC
90. Mike, Seattle WA
91. Patrick, Hills IA
92. Roger, Washington DC
93. Tamar, New York NY
94. Nile, Philadelphia PA
95. David & Emily, Philadelphia PA
96. Rosaire via 57 W 57 Arts, New York NY
97. Distributed on my behalf by Sol del Rio Arte, Guatemala City Guatemala
98. Didier, Bogota Colombia
99. Camden, Denver CO
100. Myong , Seoul Korea
101. John, Philadelphia PA
102. Has not reached its destination
103. Elyce, Philadelphia PA
104. Jason, Wichita KS
105. Joel, North Troy VT
106. Justin, Philadelphia PA
107. Kostis, Philadelphia PA
108. Lucas, Philadelphia PA
109. Mary, Minneapolis MN
110. Miriam, Philadelphia
111. Rachel, Ridgefield CT
112. Romi, Santa Fe NM
113. Tami, Philadelphia PA
114. Renny, Akron PA
115. Jeanne, Mt. Joy PA
116. Familie Meier Jena
117. Distributed on my behalf by IS-Projects Leiden Netherlands
118. Donna and Henry via Gray Contemporary, Houston TX
119. Terri, Philadelphia PA
120. Tom, London England
121. Anne, Brooklyn NY
122. Chris, Oakland CA
123. Emma, Melbourne Australia
124. Jeff, Bluffton OH
125. Joel, Philadelphia PA
126. Justin, Philadelphia PA
127. Krista, Santa Monica CA
128. Matthew, Philadelphia PA
129. Lunden, Philadelphia PA
130. Munira, Portland ME
131. Randy, Takoma Park MD
132. Ron, Buffalo NY
133. Timothy, Alban CA
134. Anne, Radnor PA
135. Margaret & Tim, Goshen IN
136. Sue & Al, New York NY
137. Distributed on my behalf by Sol del Rio Arte, Guatemala City Guatemala
138. Stefani, Philadelphia PA
139. Alexis, Philadelphia PA
140. Rachel, Ridgefield CT
141. Arielle, US/Israel
142. Christina, Auckland New Zealand
143. Erin, London England
144. Jeff, Oakland CA
145. John, New York NY
146. Kaitlin, Philadelphia PA
147. Laurence, Philadelphia PA
148. Lynette, Framingham MA
149. Matthew, Seattle WA
150. Myriam, Zikhron Ya’akov Israel
151. Rebecca, Philadelphia PA
152. Ruth and Beth, Philadelphia PA
153. TJ, Springfield PA
154. Christine & David, Philadelphia PA US
155. Dan & Karla, Philadelphia PA
156. Familie Meier, Jena Germany
157. IS-Projects, Leiden Netherlands
158. Lisa and Matt, via Gray Contemporary, Houston TX US
159. Megan, Philadelphia PA
160. Conrad, Philadelphia PA
161. Becca, Bend OR
162. Dan, Chicago IL
163. Evan, Philadelphia PA
164. Jennifer, Philadelphia PA
165. John, Athens OH
166. Karey, Seattle WA
167. Linne, New York NY
168. Magdelene, Toronto Canada
169. Matt & Caitlin, Philadelphia PA
170. Kale, Chicago IL
171. Richard, Philadelphia PA
172. Ryan, Philadelphia PA
173. Charlie & Amy, Philadelphia PA
174. Larry & Heidi, Philadelphia PA
175. Amy & Greg, Goshen IN
176. Daniel via 57 W 57 Arts, New York NY
177. Distributed on my behalf by Sol del Rio Arte, Guatemala City, Guatemala
178. Abner, Goshen IN
179. Joanna, Philadelphia PA
180. Mary, Philadelphia PA
181. Ben, Philadelphia PA
182. Daniel, Rochester NY
183. Gina, Philadelphia PA
184. Jerry, Lancaster PA
185. John, Goshen IN
186. Karl, London England
187. Lisa, Philadelphia PA
188. Marc, Philadelphia PA
189. Megan, Los Angeles CA
190. Nils, Croton-on-Hudson NY
191. Richard & Anna, Paris France
192. Sam, Cumberland Foreside, ME
193. Valerie, New York NY
194. Velma, Leola PA
195. Amy, Birmingham, AL
196. Distributed on my behalf by 57 W 57 Arts, New York NY
197. Distributed on my behalf by Sol del Rio Arte, Guatemala City, Guatemala
198. Randy, Goshen IN
199. Ricky, Philadelphia PA
200. Rossana and Matt, Brooklyn NY