At the Mezzanine, Keli Freitas has built an interactive installation. Wooden stamps with fragments of letters purchased in Portugal and Brazil will be available for all to use. These passages are records of real, unknown, anonymous men and women, all those whom History has called «ordinary citizens». Letters, journals, telegrams, postcards, notes, reminders, invitations, requests: words spoken just once, from one person to another; impressions that could never foresee the arrival of yet another reader. Turned into stamps, letters that were invisible come back to life, and are given a new meaning, now safe from oblivion.
Photo: Keli Freitas