I’m posting about this secret

PostSecret, that is. If you’ve never seen what I’d describe as a collaborative art project, you owe it to yourself to have a look. Theoretically every submitted postcard represents a secret that is both truthful and has never been shared with anyone. I think that’s already that’s a high bar, but maybe I am abnormal – I have any number of things I don’t share with many people but I’m not sure I can think of any that I’ve kept from everyone, as the submission rules demand. So I sometimes wonder what percentage of the submissions are on the level – surely some people must be viewing this as a creative writing project for themselves rather than as a component of a projects for Frank Warren, wouldn’t you think?

If you’d like to see some of the cards – but surely not all 70,000 that have been submitted – there will be a PostSecret exhibition as part of GMU’s Fall for the Book Festival. The exhibition runs October 2 through October 5. During the run there will be a reception with an appearance by Mr Warren on October 3rd at 5pm and a presentation on the 6th at 6pm.

The exhibit will be at both Gallery 123 in Johnson Center, and Grand Tier 3 in the Center for the Arts. The reception will be in Gallery 123 and the presentation will be in the Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts.

Everything is on the George Mason Campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax VA 22033

1 Comment so far

  1. Tanya (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    Went, schleped, rather, there last night. The collection is great – the location – in the busy food court of their campus – a bit off.

    Frank Warren is also speaking on Thursday night, I believe at GMU…Y’all should check it.

    Why was it so hard to find info about this show on the ‘net?

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