VISIT THE MAILROOM IN PERSON DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014.
INFO AT: ART SHANTY PROJECTS
THE MAILROOM is a roving sanctuary– a traveling caravan of anonymous secrets and stories. Individuals are invited to enter the 12’x6’x8’ room to share their own stories while reading others. THE MAILROOM provides an environment for self-reflection amidst the vast world in which we exist, a space to reconcile our own stories and secrets in connection to others.
THE JOURNEY began in Seattle, WA with “THE MAILROOM —Maiden Voyage,” an opening show/party to reveal THE MAILROOM on FRI - JAN 17. The piece then travelled from Seattle, WA to St. Paul, MN– to rest for the month of February on the frozen White Bear Lake. Ultimately, THE MAILROOM will return to Seattle for the “Homecoming” final show sharing the library of letters (secrets, stories, hopes and questions) collected on the lake and across the country.
AFTER THE JOURNEY, THE MAILROOM will accumulate in a Zine, book, and online publication.
In the face of an infinite and potentially endless universe, “THE MAILROOM ” helps us find ourselves, revealing the interconnectedness between all of us as we experience our own stories amongst others.
THE MAILROOM is a project conceived by Timothy Smith-Stewart & Charles Spitzack. THE MAILROOM was completed JAN 17 2014 for "The Maiden Voyage– Kick-off Party & Fundraiser", and currently sits on White Bear Lake, MN for the duration of Feb.
Special thanks to Andy King for making us this wonderful video!
“Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what’s going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness.......” - Annie Dillard