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love is… (2006)

Represented are 36 of the 451 returns.

Between 2004 and 2006 EJ Major undertook a participatory mail art project which involved taking a screen-shot of each second of the film Last Tango in Paris and from each one printing a single postcard.

These 7000+ postcards were then hand-delivered around London and the West Midlands over the course of two years. On the back the artist printed her Freepost Address and “love is…” Recipients were asked to respond and return the postcard as part of an enquiry, into love.

On a practical level the film has been used as an organisational framework around which to engage strangers. They remain anonymous unless they choose not to be, giving them license to respond candidly.

Each postcard has its own story, in terms of its place in the narrative of the film and its journey through the hands of the recipient and subsequently the Post Office. Those that are returned then form part of a collaboration, between strangers, responding to the prompt, love is…

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