26 Boxes, an Envelope &

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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 Thursday

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 Thursday
Comment by Mel Anie on Wednesday

I said I was going to take the masks off - and I haven't. I've broken my word but not the spell (that I never cast). The partygoers sent me lots of dresses and someone has arrived at the dance with a POEME - after pumpkin time.

So now it's shoe-fitting time. Thank you Cascadia Artpost for ton poeme.

And I'm going to figure out how to untangle all the threads that I knotted for the masks.

Comment by Mel Anie on Wednesday

I have an update regarding this project so I have sent a secret message to the members of this group.

Comment by Mel Anie on March 30, 2021 at 10:26

2nd half starts today. It's all organic and spontaneous so don't ask me what it looks like. But you can come and dance with me if you like.

3 boxes are currently in absentia: i.e. they may never come back.  If you would like to help fill one of these boxes, please send me mail before 28 June 2021.

The boxes are:

Number 10: Heaven is body

Number 11: Poeme

Number 20: Miracle

Other than this information, you have a la carte with how you want to play this. Documentation is online, there will be a physical spectacle, and any continued correspondence will be at my discretion, time and finances permitting. Sweet talk usually works with me.

Comment by Mel Anie on March 21, 2021 at 16:06

The Bath House envelope from Yvonne Kettner. https://5ftstoryhouse.wordpress.com/2021/03/21/26-boxes-oyster/

And thank you Carien van Hest for continuing our Herbal 15 Dance. An advantage of being close neighbours is that we end up doing some kind of postal 'quickstep'. 

Comment by Mel Anie on March 10, 2021 at 18:41
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.

Hoola. 

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!

 

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