On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 (2017), foto Erwin Nederhoff (FRANK Foundation)
About On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6
The Erasmusbridge is the number one landmark in the city of Rotterdam and in 2006 Niels Post made it his private postal address for nine weeks by attaching a mailbox to the main pylon. As a sequel of sorts the FRANK Foundation Rotterdam asked Post to make a new work as part of their Playing The Erasmus Bridge (P.T.E.B.) project.
On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 is a text taken from his spamfilter and a subtle thank you to the many holiday greetingsPost was lucky enough to receive in his mailbox on this exact same location ten years earlier. For the people who don’t know the story of mailbox, including the many tourist who walk the bridge every day, it is mostly a friendly greeting that might raise a few questions.