26 Boxes, an Envelope &


26 Boxes, an Envelope &

A 26 week postal dance being  choreographed by mail - with the intent to cross art forms and metaphors.

On 26 December 2020, there were 26 named boxes waiting to be filled, emptied, refilled, delivered, maybe thrown away. 24 were sent out in envelopes. 21 have been returned. Some are moving back and forth in proper correspondancing style.

On 30 March 2021, the project entered its second half. Please see below for updates if you are interested in taking part at this latter stage.

Documentation takes place initially on the 5 Foot Storyhouse blog. Confirmation has been received for holding physical exhibitions. If you would like to take part, please see below for latest updates, or just get in touch.

Website: http://5ftstoryhouse.wordpress.com
Location: 5ft Storyhouse, Specific Everywhere
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Apr 13

26 boxes in waiting

1. watchtower - Mel Anie is keeping this
2. gold powerhouse - Mel Anie is keeping this
3. matchbox game - RFC
4. the night before - LJ
5. clementine's suitcase - CW
6. the book - shall I or shan't I?
7. the little black number - SGD
8. the bath house - gone to one who was thinking
9. heaven is dry - SBT
10. heaven is body - AVAILABLE
11. poeme - JL (et RJ?)
12. we speak yellow - NSB (but not the one with bells)
13. southern spirit -MR
14. grey-v-yard - I have a plan for this
15. herbal - CVH
16. blue me - Katerina MomKat
17. oval tissue - shall I or shan't I? I did.
18. titanium shell - gone to one who didn't know
19. looking glass - Francis Lamme
20. miracle - AVAILABLE
21. magnify - this one's in demand!!!!
22. silver forest - I'm think I'm sure!
23. scent - AC
24. pink almond - AA
25. faith in nature - LO
26. somewhere else, still - Mel M

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An assembled postal dance in progress

Started by Mel Anie Feb 17. 0 Replies

This project started with an assembling of 26 boxes, and envelope &. In mailing it to 24 people, I deconstructed it and sent parts, fragments. The responses that come back will form the sum of more boxes. In line with documenta 15's concept of…Continue

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Comment by Mel Anie on March 7, 2021 at 10:04
Comment by Mel Anie on March 5, 2021 at 16:43

Thank you Katerina and Carmela for your co-responses that I received in the last couple of days. And thank you Jennifer for your World Book Day mailing! This dance is getting busy and it is definitely starting to twist and turn now.


Comment by Mel Anie on March 3, 2021 at 19:52

You're welcome, Carien, and it got to you fast! 

At this point, 14 boxes are back, and at least 5 of those have become ongoing correspondances.  It is invigorating fun. Thank you to all who are participating in what, so far, is a masked ball.

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 3, 2021 at 18:14

And the herbal dance continues. Thank you for your mail, MelAnie!

Comment by Mel Anie on February 17, 2021 at 9:38

Thank you, Ilya, for that extra bit of information. I love the little bits of story that you add to your mail art once we receive it.

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on February 16, 2021 at 21:25

Dear Mel Anie, I am very pleased with Your message. The Silver Forest that was sent to You was made from advertisements that I bought at an auction.

Comment by Mel Anie on February 16, 2021 at 17:23

Thank you, Ilya, for your very fine contribution to Silver Forest. The link is to my ongoing  co-respon-dan-se to the envelope's exterior. https://5ftstoryhouse.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/26-straight-lines/

Comment by Mel Anie on February 10, 2021 at 18:40

Thank you, Susan Weisberg, for your contributions to Box 6. 


Comment by Mel Anie on February 10, 2021 at 15:13

Yours arrived already, Katerina! You're welcome, but goodness me, what has happened to these postal services? It can't make up its mind. But I like the way they are currently behaving for Greece and UK. And from your photo, Katerina, I don't remember sending a white square with a blue question mark (! hahahahaha).

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 10, 2021 at 11:22

#16 Blue me...butterflies, too! Thanks, Mel Anie!


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