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 January 3, 2021 at 13:26

Ah, Yvonne, together we have created a complication. This is very pleasing to me.

Comment by Yvonne Kettner on January 3, 2021 at 12:43

25 please

Comment by Mel Anie on January 1, 2021 at 22:32

15, Carien, yes!

Comment by Carien van Hest on January 1, 2021 at 22:22

15 please

Comment by Mel Anie on January 1, 2021 at 21:46

Six more sitting, waiting for tomorrow.

Comment by Mel Anie on December 30, 2020 at 19:33

Some got mailed out today. Best foot - or worst foot - forward - or back?

Comment by Mel Anie on December 29, 2020 at 20:36

Assembling has begun. I have interrupted it because Royal Mail says 'go' & now it's breaking down (because what if I'm dead by then?). The box list has been updated, & the little black number blue me looking glass towards envelopes.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 28, 2020 at 22:13

Thanks Mel Anie,

send 16 via snail mail...I think it should arrive safely in Greece (just cannot predict "when") 'Luv Blue!

Comment by Mel Anie on December 28, 2020 at 21:32

For you, Francis, 19. ;)

Comment by Francis Lammé on December 28, 2020 at 21:30

19 is my first choice, 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 15, 26 close second


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