Monday, October 4, 2010

Posters, Postcards and Press Releases

Picked up my posters and postcards and began sending out press releases today.

Trouble reading the small print?

On October 13, I will begin a two-week performance residency in the storefront window of SOHO Art & Custom Framing. From noon until close each day, I will read, clip and sort personal correspondence in a piece that serves to examine the essence of why we keep letters.
Over the course of the project, I will attend to my own store of letters along with a quantity generously donated by family, friends and other willing participants. Contributions from the public are encouraged and will be accepted at SOHO after October 13.
This is the second call for Voices at Hand. In April 2010, I staged a month-long residency in Peterborough that yielded over 1,600 letters dating as far back as 1908, written in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. A marriage proposal, a letter from a soldier in a WWII POW camp, volumes of cringe-worthy notes passed in class in the ‘90s and a joyous recounting of a reunion in the Channel Islands five days after Liberation Day were among the letters of the day I posted on the store window and in my weekly email updates.
To follow the Toronto chapter of the project visit SOHO in person  or check out my daily posts.
Thank you to Canada Post for assisting with the delivery of this project.
SOHO Art & Custom Framing
77 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6R 2K6


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1 comment:

  1. You're going to make me go back into the letters I sent in my teens to a girlfriend I saw once a year during vacation. I've read them together with her since we reunited 5 years ago, but there are some neat stories in there too.