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

Discussion Forum

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 Robin Jeree on January 17, 2021 at 20:53

Not sure where I'd fit, so I'll take whatever box I can get. You should know though, I'm rambunctious and very shy. Kind of like a jack-in-the-box.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 16, 2021 at 13:53

Twelve boxes have been received. Some are stuck in Germany or maybe on a boat. Another is still with me, wavering. And the first two - they're going nowhere.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 10, 2021 at 15:35

Oh yippee, Francis; wishing you lots of bop, pop, and chasse on this grey sun-day.

Comment by Francis Lammé on January 10, 2021 at 13:46

I have received a parcel of sunsent mail :) and checked out the first dancemoves on th 5ft Storyhouse!

Comment by Mel Anie on January 9, 2021 at 11:06

I have declared a first position. Full update on the 5ft Storyhouse blog where I am documenting the process:

Delivery has been taken

Comment by Mel Anie on January 7, 2021 at 18:44

I've sent 21 out this morning, Carmela. But you can have it too! :-)

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on January 7, 2021 at 16:36

Sign me up for Box 21, magnify.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 5, 2021 at 20:10

We Speak Yellow has been received. So, the boxes are in play. Something has happened.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 4, 2021 at 8:05

Yes, Yvonne; or rather, it is the timing of your request for 25!

Comment by Yvonne Kettner on January 4, 2021 at 0:45

? Is it about the message in my inbox?


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