Diani Ali


Artists, writers and thinkers around the world are invited to write a quotation they consider significant on a blank postcard that is then sent to someone in a different country who interprets the text visually on the reverse side of the same postcard. The transmission and retrieval of these responses will generate narratives shared and reacted to through the temporary ownership of hybrid texts and images. The postcards are being archived as a document of all these objects of correspondence that have been battered, manipulated, over-written, evidencing the physical handlings of thoughts and creativities. Some of the postcards will have been lost along the way and are floating around the postal system somewhere; an absence that will never be restored. Currently there are 140 postcards in circulation around the world.