Mail Art ~ Birthday Party

Jessica Voorsanger created several mail art projects, starting early in her career. They consisted of her writing a large quantity of similar letters to a range of well known people within a particular theme. The letters she wrote were almost identical, so that they viewer only needed to read a few of her letters and could concentrate on the range of responses that she received. The projects included: Baby Shower, Birthday Party, Christmas Card Project, etc.

The Birthday Party  was a project from the  Mail Art Series  held at Cubitt Street Gallery in 1994 to coincide with Jessica Voorsanger’s birthday on the 28 th  of August. The project was held as both an event, like  The Baby Shower , as well as an installation. Over 77 letters were sent by her father, prior to the event, requesting birthday cards. The final installation consisted of over 300 balloons, music, copies of all of the original letters sent, all of the replies and food. Visitors were invited to bring a gift for the Jessica. Some of the respondees were: President Clinton, Richard Avedon and Jeff Koons.