Two young artists, one of whom has traveled by subway from his home in Manhattan, are in a small one-room Brooklyn apartment writing a dialogue on a typewriter. While one of them is typing, the other sits on a bed, waiting for his turn. They have been composing dialogues in this manner for nearly a year, creating a dozen texts on the subjects that interest them: sculpture, photography, poetry, film, painting etc. After finishing the final dialogue, the artist who has come from Manhattan makes his way back to the nearest subway station, a journey that takes him through Fort Greene Park. It is softly snowing. As he walks through the park, he notices a man improvising on a saxophone. When, 15 years later, he learns the identity of this musician, he wonders if his appearance that wintry evening in 1963 was the result of a convergence “secretly prepared” by his and his friend’s many evenings at the typewriter.
(Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton, Sonny Rollins)