Friday, May 22, 2009

To Mr. Cheng

You’ve Got Skeleton | "A loaf of bread, a terrestrial globe, a plastic skeleton and a hamburger. Is there anything you can’t send by mail?

Swedish artist Eric Ericson has for several years been sending the strangest objects to a post office on Rosa-Luxembourg-Strasse in Berlin, addressed to a Mr. Cheng. He didn’t package the items, just sent them the way they were — kind of like Wired’s long-running Return to Sender contest.

sparatmr-cheng-a-6“I wanted to see what was possible to send, and what would arrive, “ says Ericson, who has put all the items in a book, To Mr. Cheng, which has been published in Sweden."