Love Letter Project comes to Java with an interactive sensory installation.
Performance residue is enhanced by evocative smells & audience contributions.
Aromatic spices: cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, ginger, tumeric are piled high on handmade recycled paper
(bahasa text still peeking through in fragments of torn newspaper within its pages).
Stone bowls hold roses, chilli, brown sugar, vanilla bean & bitter medicinal bark.
The smells of Java… not unlike love: perfumed, spicy, sweet, fiery & bitter….
scents mingling in the hot humid air.
A writing table is installed opposite the performance residue/installation, and gallery visitors write their letters as the performance soundscape is played in the gallery throughout the exhibition.
In an ironic twist, the letters from Java were sent in a packet to Australia, only to be lost in the post… should they ever arrive from their unknown journey they will be added to the blog.