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
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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 Mel Anie on December 28, 2020 at 21:26

Fabulous, Francis. Is there a particular box number you would like? 

Comment by Francis Lammé on December 28, 2020 at 21:24

Positively intriguing. I want in! 

Comment by Mel Anie on December 27, 2020 at 23:50

16 is yours then, Katerina, do you want me to send it via the Blue Roads? PS.  I think my mail to you should have got out of the UK. But maybe this one will overtake it (except I haven't made it yet!).

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 27, 2020 at 23:37

'Be nice to have Box 16 :-)

Those who know me, know why!

(Especially Mariano at "Blue Roads")

See you in the mail one day, Mel Anie, 

IF and WHEN the mail comes through...sigh.

Comment by Mel Anie on December 27, 2020 at 18:38

What if I pull the rug out first? What happens to the boxes?

Comment by Mel Anie on December 26, 2020 at 17:39

Oh, what an interesting and neat project, Jennifer. My boxes are very different and I really do not have a map in mind. There are more than 26, 28, 32 back stories and gaps in and around my boxes. It all started with one original hand sewn book that I created in response to a response to my envelope 26. 


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