Idea for a conceptual art project…
1: Invite members of the public to write letters about important personal issues to their friends and families, and send them to you along with the address details of the people they’re meant to be delivered to.
2: Put all the letters into stamped, addressed envelopes, ready for posting.
3: Place the envelopes into an elaborate machine in an art gallery which displays them one by one and has two buttons – “Deliver” and “Destroy”. If the “Deliver” button is pressed, the envelope is dropped into a hopper, collected at the end of the day and posted. If the “Destroy” button is pressed, the envelope is put through a shredder. Allow visitors to the gallery to press the buttons at will.
4: Give the whole arrangement an incredibly wanky name like “Thoughts and Memories of Olympus Mons”