I have not been feeling very self confident creatively. There has been very little postcard action in the past few months, but I hope to remedy this with a flurry of December postcards. My advent calendar this year is the planned opportunity to write everyday, and put it out there. Let me know if you’d like some Christmas (well, in arrival time only) mail!
Oh me please! :) Do you still have my address? I have also put my postcards on hold because of school.
“I know I am a luminous point that goes uselessly through the gloomy futility of all things. And it is this, my conscious desperation, this my awareness of the futility of being, that makes me deeply love Life.”—Renzo Novatore, Spiritual Perversity (1920)
Dear world: I am really sorry if I creeped anyone out with any of my postcards. Please see below posts for some words about this. I would like you all to know that I am making my postcards 50% less creepy when I send them to strangers from now on (but 200% creepier if I send them to friends who like creepy things).
Again this is totally no harm meant, I just like secret, surprise mail!
In your "About" section, you mention : " I am also fascinated by the concept of injecting pieces of my personal life into the public sphere on a personal level. I want to communicate with people in a way that resembles a stranger leaning towards you on a bus and whispering his deepest fears to you." Please ask yourself the question if people want you to enter their personal life anonymously. Please sign your stuff! the story would then be totally different and a communication could begin
The thing with the postcards being anonymous is that I want to create the same feeling as getting a secret love note. That wondering of “Who is it from? Who gave this to me?” When I send the postcards I send them to people who I believe might appreciate them, which is why I don’t just pick addresses out of the phone book. I bought a print from you and I noticed your address; I thought maybe you would be the kind of person to appreciate a postcard? Again no harm meant.
The reason I don’t directly ask for addresses is that I like surprise mail, and when you ask for someone’s address they naturally expect to get mail. Sometimes I ask friends for someone’s address and sometimes I stumble across them on business cards. And then sometimes I ask people for addresses anyway and hope they forgot that I asked.
Hi, I received your postcard this morning. As an artist i can understand your interest in mail art and other relational-related-stuff, but don't you think this is totally creepy and inapropriate given the media coverage of the magnotta affair in Montreal and other sadic zombiish stories! Before sending criptyc, anonymous, and weird messages, don't you think it would be "okay" to be careful about political and media situation and take into account the general psychosis in Montreal?
Hi! In regards to the Magnotta affair that actually hadn’t occured (or at least I hadn’t heard of it) when I sent that particular postcard. I guess I am not necessarily thinking about political situations; I was working on the basis that I know I, myself, would enjoy getting an anonymous, handmade postcard. I am sincerely sorry if I creeped you out and will try my best in the future to make all postcards less creepy. I just have a strange sense of aesthetic/humour.