The book Variaciones sobre Reticuláreas—which is reproduced in its entirety and analyzed thoroughly in this archive—was published in 1980; it received a great deal of attention from the mass media at that time. The projectconstituteda unique experience of artistic collaboration, one without precedent in Venezuela, insofar as it included a third creator (graphic designer Gerd Leufert). Furthermore, as Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994) explains to Venezuelan critic and museologist María Luz Cárdenas (born 1954) in an interview (included in this digital archive) conducted on the occasion of the publication of the book, “it seems more common for artists to contribute to poems as illustrators than for poets to be inspired by an artist’s work.” Gego and her companion Gerd Leufert were friends with Alfredo Silva Estrada (1933–2009) and his wife, the dancer Sonia Sanoja; the four artists shared interests, specifically involving the nature of space and the experiences it afforded; they collaborated on different projects. Years before this book was published, Sonia Sanoja presented Coreogego on the occasion of the Gego exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of Caracas (1977). In that choreographic project—about which this digital archive contains some documents—Gego’s work and dance were brought together. “Conversación de María Luz Cárdenas con Alfredo Silva Estada” forms part of a series of documents that includes the extensive poem, Variaciones sobre Reticuláreas. Curiously, Cárdenas published her conversations with the artist and the poet separately. Literary scholars like Venezuelan Juan Liscano, who is also a poet, have indicated that “Silva Estrada worked with feelings of the most intimate nature,” establishing a relationship based on the combination of time and poetry to escape destruction. “He experiments with form but never excludes experience. He is a maker of verbal poetic spaces, articulated, and constructed in movement [...]”, Cf. Liscano, “Hoy, poesía venezolana,” América Latina 12, no. 24 (spring, 1984): 40.