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: on Tuesday

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 February 10, 2021 at 9:53

Oh it arrived already, Carien; wonderful. So pleased you like die klein boekie. I am enjoying this dance very much. Thank you to everyone who is helping it along its way. I am twisting and turning; maybe I'm at a pivot point now? (PS.  I think you posted a photo? Haha, I still can't see them. Now I'm the one who is masked.)

Comment by Carien van Hest on February 10, 2021 at 0:02

Mel Anie's corresponse on my Herbal 15: (loved that little stamp bookie!)

Comment by Mel Anie on February 4, 2021 at 21:32

Thank you Lone Ant and Katerina Nikoltsou for your box mail. I have started playing. Updated it on my blog. Still only showing fragments. I realised it's a masked ball. https://5ftstoryhouse.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/26-threes/

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on January 23, 2021 at 20:23

I sincerely thank You for your trust in me! I got the twenty-second box. Unfortunately, I don't understand the rules of collaboration. Please provide me with step-by-step instructions on what I need to do.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 23, 2021 at 15:02

Herbal 15; thank you Carien van Hest.

Blog update: Herbal 15

Comment by Mel Anie on January 22, 2021 at 14:07

So far, I have received a shoe and a box. I tried to put the shoe in the box but it didn't fit. But, I was trying to put the wrong box on the shoe. Then I paused

Comment by Mel Anie on January 19, 2021 at 17:11

Thanks, Carien :)

Comment by Carien van Hest on January 19, 2021 at 16:24

Sent 'herbal 15' today.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 18, 2021 at 20:07

Today, the last box went out and the first two responses came in. Thank you, Carmela Rizzuto for your first contribution for Box 18, and to NSB (not IUOMA) for Box 12.  I have raised my arms together, but now I have lowered them because they will get heavy and I have to

Comment by Mel Anie on January 17, 2021 at 21:49

A rambunctious jack-in-the-box! You'll probably go wherever you want! I'll send you Box 11, Robin, Poeme.

Poeme is the last one I'm sending out. Anyone who hasn't requested a box - and who hasn't received a surprise one (though some are still in transit) - please feel free to contact me and I'll see what I can do. Or, just pick your own box number, and mail me something (if you want).


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