MAP Festival Malaysia 22~23 November 2013…

1 window chia.e 2 window MAPfest.e 3 window chia.e 4 lisa letter train.e OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 6 letter train MAPf.e 7 haul simon.e 

9 ribbon simon.e

Enter a caption

 8 fan lisa.e 10 smiling letter nikki.e 11 letters kneeling Nikki.e OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 13 lisa waltz.e 14 end lisa.e

sincerely yours,

presented in the ruins of St Paul’s Church

Melaka Art & Performance Festival

22 ~ 24 November 2013

Melaka Malaysia.

1 aftermath A.e 2 installation lisa.e 3 installation A.e  5 spices A.e 4 lovers A.e 6 spices2 A.e

photos by: Chia Soo Chin, Simon Long, Lisa Anderson, AñA Wojak, Nikki Soo, Marina Batalha, MAP Fest.


surat surat cinta, Gallery Watusaman, Yogyakarta Java…

1 wideview.e 2 spice dress.e 3 envelopes flame.e

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).

4 spice letters.e 6 stone bowls.e

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.

7 heart spice.e 9 Xist

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.

10 spice desk.e 11 letter writing 12 letter tin.e

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.

love cinta


spun sugar…

spun sugar

Today the weather is windy and wild.

I collected the mail

and treated myself to lunch

in the local restaurant.

I opened the letters

and read them over coffee

and tart with spun sugar.

Interesting to see patterns emerging in the letters

Lost love new love love you longtime joy regrets…

When I started to post the letters here

I was putting them up as I received them.

But with time I will be shuffling them, putting them with like minded.

So If your letter was in a post, and seems to have disappeared: don’t fret,

It has merely traveled to another post to hang with its kindred spirits.

And if you sent a recent contribution it may well be in an earlier post.

So keep scrolling & reading… and thankyou again

for the trust honesty and wonders of human emotion

that all the letter writers are generous enough to share.