An ongoing body of work, the letters are written to extinct species—
addressing the animal as lost lover, telling them about everything that has happened since they’ve left, like the internet or rock n roll music. I look at extinct species very broadly in this work, letters have been written to bacterium even eradicated viruses.
The letters are sent via the post office to people without their prior knowledge.
If you have received a letter and would like to mail a response, my mailing address is:
922 Haight St Apt A
San Francisco, CA 94117
Responses will be given full credit to you, the author, if they are selected for publication.
Occasionally I will read the letters over video chat, and the subsequent works are shown as videos in galleries. The aim of these works is to look at romance in geologic time scales-— collapsing the lineage of evolution, thereby illustrating evolution, re-telling the stories of our civilization. The projects employ my vulnerability and a perceived voyeurism as a means of discussing radical topics and revisions of history.
Alicia Bainbridge Escott