January 13, 2011

Tim Knowles' "Post Box"

"A parcel's journey from London E3 5QZ to Barra HS9 5XW.

"Revealing the unseen world of how mail is delivered to the farthest corners of the UK, Royal Mail gave Tim Knowles unique access to its delivery system. Creating an artwork that captures the experience of a parcel in the post – carried by foot, Royal Mail vans and trucks, a Boeing 737-300 cargo plane, a small Shorts 360 propeller Aircraft and a ferry – this object traveled 20 hours, 22 minutes. A specially constructed parcel recorded its own 902-mile journey through the postal system from London to the Isle of Barra, in a sequence of 20,000 images, a continuous audio recording and a GPS track.

"The artwork consists of a website on which the journey can be followed, and an accompanying book with 155 color photographs selected from the journey. . . .

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"Post Box can be experienced at www.e3-hs9.com."

I really enjoyed the slide show here. Knowles is represented by bitforms.

UPDATE: Here's an "after" image of what was shipped.

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