1. You will shortly be receiving the s.m.a.p. parcel: DO NOT OPEN IT.
2. Locate both the instruction i.e. word/quote/phrase/question, and the allocated number (in a sequence of 1-7).
3. Respond creatively to the instruction.
4. Photograph your response on a white background.
5. Wrap the response in a new layer on the parcel.
6. Write an instruction, and the words DO NOT OPEN, on the outside of the parcel, along with the consecutive number in the sequence of 1-7.
7a. If you are number(s) 1-6 in the sequence, select the next recipient of the parcel, then proceed to step 8.
7b. If you are number 7 in the sequence then you are the last person in the sequence and are required to email your response, and the instruction you received to and
post the parcel back to the s.m.a.p address (as detailed in the original email) then proceed to step 11.
8. Email a photograph of your response, the instruction you received and the name/postcode/email address of your intended recipient to

9. Forward the original email on to the next recipient.
10. Post the parcel on to the next recipient.
11. Thank You!! You have completed all the necessary steps!

Amanda, Andre and Lizzie (s.m.a.p heads)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

flipping notes on biology...

I have become a little distracted by stop motion films. I made a very simple flip book for a s.m.a.p this however is in a whole other league.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

postal project

 A similar concept, within the confines of a book.

"conversations over time and across distances"

Saturday, 5 March 2011

post it notes

Found this stop motion film and couldn't resist putting it on here. How it relates to s.m.a.p is gloriously tenuous. However it does make me reconsider everyday objects...

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

the sounds of images, the images of sounds

I enjoy the 'call and response' process of this mail art project. The work in this video is fascinating because it exists outside words and the full narrative wasn't available to the participants. Each participant either responded to an image with sounds or vice versa, before passing their response on to the next participant.