You defeat me with words yet I know
That my life is lived out in a cave
Where the birds of your soul never go
"Epistole", is part of a continuing investigation into the nature of memory, time and privacy. The project uses hundreds of mainly handwritten, private letters which were sent to me between 1977 and 1996 by over 50 different people. Part of what is written is hidden by silk ribbon sewn onto the paper, then the letters are fixed with silk threads and dressmakers pins onto large pieces of tulle.
An additional element of the installation are words written in ribbons following the form of my my own handwriting of the inscription above written by Vita Sackville-West.