On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 (2017)

Niels Post

On Spam, Lectori Salutem #6 (2017), foto Erwin Nederhoff (FRANK Foundation)

The Artwork

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.

Niels Post

Niels Post

Niels Post is a Dutch artist who lives and works in Rotterdam.

Post graduated from the AKI in Enschede in 1996, with a semester at the San Francisco Institute. A central theme in his work is a creative use of public space. In recent years internet spam has been the main source material for most of his projects. Post uses it to create wall-sculptures, large scale installations and interventions. Sometimes site-specific, sometimes site-adjustable.

In 2005 Post co-founded, and continues to run, www.trendbeheer.com.

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