Background conversation is an artist book rendering conversations that occur around collaboration. The imagery from Katie Baldwin and Tricia Treacy was originally used for their inclusion in a Shift-lab mapping project. The visuals are modified as the dialog fluctuates to personal matters. Background text is pulled from Eva Hesse's Diaries. Ten copies are riospgraph + letterpress printed + include drawings with pen + tape. A digitally printed book is available in a slight translation.