In 2006, Philip Mantione and I gave up our home and lived in different countries for short periods of time. Our post office BOX 1035, also our collaborative name, became a symbol of non-permanence and nomadic existence that was motivated by our interest in experience and movement. Throughout our travels I created e-postcards, a detailed online photo journal, updated on a daily basis. In a way, e-postcards became a surrogate home for us.
On the project site interface, the artist residency “projects” correspond to the dates and locations directly across on the left column (click on the image below to enlarge).
Follow the e-postcards link on BOX1035.com – If you are unable to view this old Flash-based website, select from the following links to view sample movies made while browsing the site.
• New York to San Francisco with Kayo (Nov 23 – Dec 14, 2005)
• “project”: Started the “e-postcards” website
Having given up their permanent address, the artists now describe themselves as nomads. They travel the globe, yet maintain permanent residence on their web-site. Through e-correspondence, they created an installation in the Carriage House that comments on pollution, global relations and the simple act of keeping in touch with friends and family.
(by Karen Shaw, Senior Curator, Islip Art Museum, New York – see “… until you slip” project above)