from fluxlisters---i asked
one object.one location.
and created recordings
based on their suggestions
1. for email@example.com
on my finger."
a piece of mail which
josh ronsen's afflicted finger likely touched (as it was sent from his address
and had his name on it) is perforated with a needle.
2. for firstname.lastname@example.org
a cotton ball is torn
apart in my car
which is parked in a
"7-11" convenience store parking lot in biddeford maine.
3. for email@example.com
"a frying pan filled with
The freezer of your icebox."
a frying pan is filled
with water and very carefully placed in the freezer.
i am proud to say i
managed to do it without spilling a drop.
4. for firstname.lastname@example.org
"George Macunias's monicle.
George Bush's face"
a crude monicle is drawn
on a picture of george w. bush.
5. for email@example.com
"The first stone you see
after reading this.
the first place you decide to rest after reading this."
a stone that came to
me in a bit of mail art from the oklahoma panhandle was the first one i saw
(yes, we have rocks here in maine, but they were all buried in snow). this
rock is run across the surface of my bed (the first place i rested).
6. for firstname.lastname@example.org
George Harrison's finger."
a guitar, perhaps not
unlike one that once gave george harrision a blister, is punished
7. for email@example.com
somewhere on river road in maine."
a recorder is placed
inside a mailbox on the river rd. in windham maine on an unbelievably cold
8. for firstname.lastname@example.org
"a single glove.
my purple (left hand)
glove is dropped in my toilet
9. for email@example.com
a melon is cut with
one hand while playing "london bridge" on a keyboard with the other
10. for firstname.lastname@example.org
on blueberry hill road."
after doing a search,
a blueberry hill rd. in alfred maine, roughly 40 minutes driving away. i
drove up and down the entire length of the road......the recording is an excerpt
from that drive.........
11. for email@example.com
West Orange, New Jersey"
my impression of a taxidermied
crow watching a television show (the adventures of pete and pete) that was
filmed (i was once told) in west orange, new jersey
12. for firstname.lastname@example.org
a staircase is ascended
then three magazines are thrown down it
13. for email@example.com
"Green cherry tomato.
some red cherry tomatoes
(painted green) are pelted at and eventually squahsed on top of an encyclopedia
entry regarding the kalahari desert.......
14. for firstname.lastname@example.org
"a fleck of dust.
2 feet above, and 6 feet to the right of your head."
using a tape measure
i attempted to determine where exactly the instructions would lead me (using
where i first read the message, in my seat in front of the computer as my
it brought me through
the wall, into my bedroom, above my bed. at this point i place the microphone,
then disturb the dust in the air with my hand.
15. for email@example.com
"ear of corn.
in total despair, i
wandered the town unable to find any corn for sale (apparently it was not
in season).....but whilst wandering around in a thrift store, the answer
came to me. i found a candle made to resemble an ear of corn. i
promptly took this candle to a public pay phone and attempted to use it to
dial home (i failed)