12.20.2018

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In Posted, from Club Paradise, Rafael González, in Tenerife, Spain, returned seven postcards I sent to him from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. 

By chance, a friend gave me an old Cape Verde government public relations cd containing hundreds of photographs of the island. I selected seven photographs to print as postcards. Rafael altered the photograph on the card. On the address side, Rafael stamped it and described his vacation. Or has he? We can not know if his written words are truth, memory, or dream.

The cards hold memories of the printer, two Atlantic trips, my hand, Rafael’s marks, and his story on the paper that was a tree with more memories. The cards have become souvenirs, a memory aide of an experience that may or may not have occurred.

Rafael’s notes are a revealing message. They tell a story that can be compared to the work of dreams. But what is the card trying to tell you?

The cards are trademarked with wings, the messengers wings, maybe even angels’ wings, because angels bear secrets. Yet even if the words are not true, or memories, or a dream, they are a secret message intended for you. Delivered to you from Rafael Gonzalez and Club Paradise.




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POSTED, a mystery by postcard with Rafael Gonzalez. Club Paradise in production…. more about this later, meanwhile...Is it a dream or...?

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POSTED, a mystery by postcard with Rafael Gonzalez. Club Paradise in production…. more about this later, meanwhile...Is it a dream or...?

12.19.2018

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POSTED, a mystery by postcard with Rafael Gonzalez. Club Paradise in production…. more about this later, meanwhile...Is it a dream or...?

12.16.2018

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POSTED, a mystery by postcard with Rafael Gonzalez. Club Paradise in production…. more about this later, meanwhile...Is it a dream or...?

12.15.2018

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POSTED, a mystery by postcard with Rafael Gonzalez. Club Paradise in production…. more about this later, meanwhile...Is it a dream or...?

12.14.2018

POSTED with rafael gonzalez card1




POSTED, a mystery by postcard with Rafael Gonzalez. Club Paradise in production…. more about this later, meanwhile...Is it a dream or...?

11.14.2018

SENT #6 with jeff crouch







#6. Sent 2018 is an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. 

11.13.2018

SENT #5 with jeff crouch






#5. Sent 2018 is an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. 


11.12.2018

SENT #4 with jeff crouch






#4. Sent 2018 is an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. With the original mailed card and Jeff's digital alteration. 

11.11.2018

[... .] une lettre peut toujours ne pas arriver 't destination, et [...] doncjamais elle n'y arrive. -Derrida, La Carte postale





SENT, an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. With the original mailed card and Jeff's digital alteration. Posting the six cards as I can

SENT #3 with jeff crouch



#3. Sent 2018 is an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. With the original mailed card and Jeff's digital alteration. 





11.10.2018

SENT #2 with jeff crouch






#2. Sent 2018 is an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. With the original mailed card and Jeff's digital alteration. 








11.09.2018

SENT, postcards from Club paradise....with jeff crouch






#1. Sent 2018 is an experimental mail art project with Jeff Crouch. The postcard messages are a secret story without beginning or end. Is a card lost in the mail? Who is writing to whom? What are the motives of writer and recipient? The writing on the back of the cards suggest a narrative different from the usual holiday tourist seeking memories to consume later. Influenced by Derrida’s Postcard, the cards are a secret that serves a purpose we can never know. From Club Paradise http://www.ceceliachapman.com/blog/club-paradise in production. With the original mailed card and Jeff's digital alteration.