The Letter is part of a larger project that the artist realised for an exhibition based on the theme of censorship.
For this exhibition Goshka Macuga has re-enacted a historical performance by Tadeusz Kantor, in which seven postmen took an enormous letter around the streets of Warsaw.
The performance was photographed and its photograph was transformed into a tapestry.
In The Letter the idea is that art can be a medium for protest and dissent, and to make one’s own voice be heard through action and by using words and images in a subversive way.
Art at Times... Performs (L'arte a volte agisce, Ita. 2014, dur. 8' ca.)
Credits: video by Studio Lulalabò | dir./script/edit., Luca Aimeri | script collab., Francesca Togni | cam., Ivan Augello | edit. assist., Iacopo De Gregori | graphic-d., Laura Calvini | act., Leonie Heys Cerchio | prod., Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione CRT.
Main artwork: The Letter (2011), by Goshka Macuga
Other cited Macuga's works: The Nature of The Beast (2009) | Plus Ultra (2009) | Notice Board (2011) | It Broke From Within (2011) | Of What is, That it is; of What is Not, That it is Not (2012)
Artist's page @ Andrew Kreps Gallery: www.andrewkreps.com/artist/goshka-macuga
Artist's page @ Kate MacGarry Gallery: www.katemacgarry.com/artists/goshka-macuga
Artist's page @ Saatchi Gallery: www.saatchigallery.com/artists/goshka_macuga.htm
Artist's page @ Artsy: www.artsy.net/artist/goshka-macuga
Excercises in Timeliness series (video) @ Museum of Modern Art Warsaw: vimeo.com/81332171
Preparatory Notes For a Chicago Comedy (video) @ MCA Chicago: vimeo.com/96643413
Interview (video) @ Castello di Rivoli: www.castellodirivoli.tv/video/“the-nature-of-the-beast”-2009-intervista-a-goshka-macuga/