The Letter Project
In my on-going efforts to provide people with an antidote to virtual forms of communication — email, texting, blogging, social networking, etc — I designed a one-on-one, face-to-face interactive performance designed to demonstrate the power and joys of two low-tech forms of communication: talking and writing.
I spent every afternoon (from 1pm to 3pm) in February 2013 at The Black Cow — a coffee house in Croton on Hudson, NY. (Yes, I was there for 28 days in a row!) I provided free pens, paper, envelopes, and stamps to anyone willing to talk to me and to write a letter or card to someone they know. In the course of this project, I spoke to more than 250 people, each of whom wrote and mailed AT LEAST one postcard, notecard or letter.
It was an incredibly rewarding project! I have heard positive comments from both writers and recipients of hand-written missives . And the media coverage was excellent — two articles in The Gazette and photos and blurbs in NYTIMES and WAG. Hooray!