Wednesday, 15 February 2012

letters home

I just wanted to tell you about this Art House Co-op project which has just gone from being a pay-to-participate thing to a FREE thing.

Remember last year I took part in their Fiction Project? (you can read about that process here, or click up there somewhere on the 'Oh hey so I love you...' tab)

Well it's a similar sorta thing in that your piece of writing will be exhibited alongside all the other participants' work at Brooklyn Art Library. I love the inclusiveness of this kind of project, it's not sending your work to an editor who will think about it and say 'yes' or 'no' - it's lots of people coming together and all their parts making something.

Here's what this project is about:

What would you say to your childhood home?

It's been awhile, and the house you grew up in is starting to wonder about you... If your childhood home could hear you, what would you say? It might have been an apartment in the big city, a farmhouse in the country, or a cabin in the woods — there's a place from your past that will stay with you forever. Letters to Home is a community art project that asks creative people like you to write a letter to your childhood home. Share an epic backyard adventure, ask a lingering question, or reveal a long-kept secret — we'll transform our storefront exhibition space into a mailbox from the past. Every letter will be added to the Digital Library and archived in a boxed anthology that will join us on the 2012 Sketchbook Project Tour.

Go here to sign up - there are limited places - just 500 - I was something like the 200th person about 30 minutes ago - a further 60 people have signed up since then.

Let me know if you do this!


Karen Jones said...

I still live in my childhood home. That's either great or very, very sad.

Teresa Stenson said...

I think it's great. It's also great that you still run and jump over that scary bit at the top of the stairs.