How is sending someone an ACP similar to sending someone a Snapchat?
I feel like we can get very creative in the things we send by mail and on snap chat. There is all these kinds of random filters that we can use to be creative, and in the same way we can be creative with the things we have at home. Maybe it can represent something, the past the future, something that you enjoy.
How is sending someone an ACP different from sending them a Snapchat?
It takes a lot more time to send a ACP rather than a snap. A snap the person will receive it immediately. It takes about less than week for someone to receive something by mail, it all depends on the distance. By time we have gotten better with this because we can now get second day shipping !
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 fromWoodstock? What might your grandkids think if you one day gave them the bead bracelet you wore at Coachella?
I feel like the things that I put in will not gain value over time. However, they do represent something personal in my life and maybe someting me and the person I sent it to have in common. For instance I put in an old ripped out image from a magazine I got in the Guadalajara Airport a long time ago about a women in a bikini. For me this represents self love and confidence. Something that I wish every women and not only women but also every person would have because without it can cause damage.
Is there a difference between art that is seen by many people, like a painting in the Museum of Modern Art, and art that is seen by few, like the ACP you send to someone?
I feel like it is very exclusive to the person that it was sent. Something a lot more special because it is one on one. At least for me things are a lot more sentimental when it is shared to only one person rather than a gallery being demonstrated to many.
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?
Of course it does. Social media has taken over and things are being done so differently than before when letter were written to each other. For me it is more about the anxiousness of waiting for the letter to arrive home. The adrenaline you feel at the same time when you have been waiting for a while to receive what has been coming for a while. An example, for high school students, the college acceptance letters. I remember feeling so nervous whenever all of my other friends said they receive theirs already and that they got in to UCLA or other universities.
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?
It is more upon the effort that was put into it. Love can be demonstrated by many ways, some say by a sweet text, and others like I said upon the effort and time that was put into something.