TIA 2005: Art from Ephemera (Mail Art and the Internet)
Text and Image Arts
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fall 2007 - Spring 2009
Monday, October 15, 2007
Community and Steve Irwin
I approached this project with several vague goals. First, to initiate contact with a select group of essentially anonymous people by personally distributing these envelopes to random individuals in various semi-public spaces. Second, not to present myself anonymously (my name and address are hand printed on the envelopes). Third, to make as few direct demands on the recipients as possible through the objects - the envelope and the photo inside it. I do not think that the project requires the interaction of the recipients in order for it to be complete. Fourth, to question an aspect of authenticity by formally blurring what is mass produced and what is handmade.