The Letter


Performance and mail-art project, text on paper 

250 letters, 210 x 297 mm  (each)

This project started with research on the mailing lists of the major art institutions in Portugal. Having overlapped them and distilled the 250 names of the persons who appear in all those mailling lists, the artist did a performance for the camera were he hand wrote 250 letters to these same people asking the question: who are you? The letters were sent by post, anonymously, recreating an action described in the book of Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy, first published in 1991.