Yesterday I installed On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 on the Erasmusbridge in Rotterdam. The bridge is the number one landmark in the city and ten years ago I made it my private postal address for nine weeks by attaching a mailbox to the main pylon. As a sequel of sorts the FRANK Foundation Rotterdam asked me to make a new work as part of their Playing The Erasmus Bridge (P.T.E.B.) project.
On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 is a text taken from my spamfilter and a subtle thank you to the many holiday greetings I was lucky enough to receive in my mailbox on that exact same location ten years ago. For the people who don’t know the story of mailbox, including the many tourist who walk the bridge every day, it is mostly a friendly greeting that might raise a few questions.
On display until June 30.
(pictures by Erwin Nederhoff)