Post Cards From Home
Jan - Oct. 2014
Post Cards from Home was a reflection on the contemplative space of home, and on the changing nature of written correspondence. Technology allows for an accelerated pace of communication, but this increasing speed eliminates the reflective ‘in between times’ of written correspondence. How does this immediacy change what we choose to share with one another, and what we decide to leave out?
With recent cuts to Canadian postal services, hand written correspondence is an increasingly rare occurrence. But the postcard lives on, as a recognizable form present at most roadside attractions, gas stations and corner stores around the world.
A collaborative mail project; Requests for participation in Post Cards from Home were made through the mail, with the aid of a series of hand screen printed cards. Between March and September 2014, a post office box at a local drug store, served as headquarters for the P.C.F.M office. Postcards were collected at this site, and later documented on the project blog and displayed within the larger exhibition Situate.