Sharing Ink

Public art artist Sayraphim Lothian invited me to participate in her “guerrilla kindness project” Sharing Ink. The brief is to write a short piece in a hand-crafted journal to leave for a stranger in the street, and hopefully they will add to it and leave it for another person.

I was interested in utilising the mechanic of leaving a message in a location, and so I wrote a piece that encouraged the finder to enter their own moment they want to “leave behind”. They then leave it at a place that is significant for the “leaving behind” moment for a stranger to find. So I wrote a story about the location I left it, and what was significant about that location and what I was leaving behind (the relationship). I enjoyed designing the process of finding, writing, and leaving as a cathartic ritual.

Journalonbench

 

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