In mid 2002 I started mailing myself
things. I don't mean postcards and letters. I mean
-A Salada cracker biscuit
-A sachet of Mc McCormick Cheese Sauce.
-The cardboard middle bit of a toilet roll.
-A Home Brand Cheese Slice.
-An Uncle Tobys Museli Bar
You get the idea.
These things were not put in bags or anything. I simply stuck a stamp, a label with my name and address on it, onto the object and placed it in a mailbox (with correct postage of
Sometimes, in the case of the Salada cracker or cheese slice, I sealed the thing in sticky tape so it wouldn't fall apart in the
Australia Post is simply brilliant. They do good work. Nearly everything arrives undamaged and within days. Only a few things, such as the lid to a mayonnaise jar, failed to
In mid 2003, my friend, Niki Patterson, started mailing me things using the same method. Amongst other things, she sent a teabag, a condom, and a roll of Polo Mints.
In January 204 I exhibited them. I don't think
the Sydney Morning Herald quite knew what to make of it - click
here for the review and an image.
In February 2004 I sent a whole
lot of things to myself, I was going to give them as gifts to my friends.
Australia post called and left me a voice mail message.
I never returned the call and I
never received the last batch.