Post office

Post office 00/00/00 handles letters from and to the dead.

It was established on the 05/01/2017 as something to hold on to in the dark days of grief.

 

Grief is an upside-down stamp on a sealed envelope.

The post office wants to help people to come to terms with their loss, by writing beyond death. Handwritten letters to the dead or as a kind of legacy.

Because love doesn’t die.

 

00/00/00, because death doesn’t keep time.

When someone dies, their loved ones reset the clocks; there is life before and life after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETTERS FOR NOW – LETTERS TO THE DEAD

 

Grief can stick to all the walls of a house.

The post office files your handwritten letters to the dead.

 

We publish a quote from every letter on our website, anonymously. At some point we want to issue a compilation of these quotes.

 

Saar De Buysere (visual artist) - Sassafras De Bruyn - (illustrator and designer) - Heike Sofia Villavicencio Rammeloo (visual artist)- Penelope Deltour (illustrator) give their visual re-interpretation of what is written in the letter.

The post office sends this drawing by way of reply to the author of the letter.

Faith decides to which artist the letter is entrusted.

 

*We only mention the first name of the dead person. Don’t cross out their names, do not forget them.

 

POSTAL ADDRESS:

Post office 00/00/00

Letters for now

Postbox 40 / B-9000 GENT-CENTRUM

 

 

 

LETTERS FOR LATER – LETTERS TO THE ONES LEFT BEHIND, AS A LEGACY

 

The post office is also there for people who have reached the end of the line and are about to cross to the other side. People who want to write a letter to the ones they leave behind.

On the day of your choosing we will forward your letter to the person who is missing you.

 

                                                              

We file your unopened letter until such a time has come.

 

Upon receipt the postman will send you an email to ask for the social security number and current address of the addressee in order to ensure that your letter is delivered to the right person, even years later.

 

POSTAL ADDRESS:

Post Office 00/00/00

Letters for later

Postbox 40 / B-9000 GENT-CENTRUM

 

Do not forget to mention your name/first name and your email address on the back of the envelope.

 

 

 

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