OPENED – Jay Needham (USA)

I dug out my old stamp collection and remembered that it was not really mine, but someone else’s. It consists of a shoe box of loose stamps from around the world, cancelled and therefore of no value to the real collector. I kept it through the years though, somehow protected it and also began to imagine a correspondence, a fiction that spoke about travel using my own footage, writings and sounds.
The piece is a continuation of the work that started with 13 buildings and features spare recounting of a monolouge left on an answering machine. OPENED relates to 13 buildings, but neither is the first in the series. The sounds gathered for this piece are of Spring rainstoms in Southern Illinois.