Art Care Package

30-year-old friend in Arizona.

I have shared a lot with this person; past, fears, goals, everything! I have lost contact with them, have not seen or talked to them for about a year. I chose this person because I want them to know what has been going on with my life for the past year, especially the things I have accomplished over the year that we have talked about.

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How is sending someone an ACP similar to sending someone a Snapchat?

Sending someone an ACP is similar to sending a Snapchat in a way that you’re sending/showing something  that tells a story; a place where you went or something that you did.

How is sending someone an ACP different from sending them a Snapchat?

Sending someone an ACP is different from sending them a snapchat because snapchat is sending a photo right there and then; what you are doing at the moment, where you are at the moment. I feel like ACP is more personal because you’ve actually gathered every little things that means something to you and sharing it to someone by package and sending it to them. That you are actually sending the actual items for them to see  from that place or experience and share them to this person.

 

What do you think of ephemera? Is it precious? Or trash? Does it gain in value over time? Does your grandma’s parking ticket from half a century ago mean something to you? What about her tickets from Woodstock? What might your grandkids think if you one day gave them the bead bracelet you wore at Coachella?

I think ephemera is precious and holds a lot of value especially if owned by a family member. It is just fascinating to see an item from decades ago owned by my grandmother; photos, movie tickets, concert tickets, etc. that they have kept for so long. Just being able to see how much  a concert ticket cost and who the artist they went to , it is like reliving the past.

You can take a Snapchat and a friend on the other side of the globe can view it, all within seconds. To make an ACP and send it even to a nearby friend will take days. Does this time and effort difference mean something? How is fast better? How is slow better?

Fast is good because the other person sees it right away , but the value of the snap that you’ve sent does not last longer compare to sending an ACP where they can see and touch and even keep with them.The effort and time to collect these items you have sent will last longer and mean so much to them than a photo or a 10 second video on snapchat.

People sometimes say things like prepare a meal with love. Can you prepare a meal with love as fast as you can get food at a McDonald’s drive-thru? Does an ACP have the possibility of containing a sort of “love” different from a Snapchat?

Yes, I believe that an ACP have the possibility of containing a sort of “love” different from a Snapchat because you are actually making time and effort of what you would like to share with this other person. From putting this ACP together, it actually made me reminisce of the time i was still close with this person and thought of the time we have shared.  It contains “Love” because I have thought what each item means and what it would mean to other person,unlike snapchat where you send a photo in a click of a button. o time to think through it.

 

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