Saturday, October 25, 2008

Glen Beach (Camps Bay) - Saturday, 25/10/08

"I love you dude" (I can't make out the rest)

Kloof Street - Saturday, 25/10/08

"PEACE LOVE"

and

"Mother Fucking Romance"

Harrington Street - Friday (evening), 24/10/08

"Saskia [cell number removed in case it was indeed real]. Hope to hear from you!"

Friday, October 24, 2008

Michaelis (Gardens) - Friday (evening), 24/10/08

"Please love fiends always"

"Love every-1"

"ANTY PANTIES"

Panties hanging from a line (so I was told)

Maynard Street (Gardens) - Thursday, 23/10/08

"♥" (drawn before the test)

and

"I write cos I dont know what to say"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Neighbourgoods market (Albert Rd Woodstock) - Saturday, 18/10/08

" '..the aim of waking is to dream.' ee cummings "

and

"♥ L"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Warren Street (Tamboerskloof) - Friday, 17/10/08

"TGIF"

and

♥ (which was drawn a while after the text)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Warren Street (Tamboerskloof) - Tuesday, 15/10/08

"GOD ♥'s the people of CTN! Shouldn't we?"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Clifton 2nd Beach - Sunday, 12/10/08


"Hi from Russia!" and a finger-puppet type thing.

Warren Street (Tamboerskloof) - Saturday (evening), 11/10/08


"Postman Pat x2 & Blck & white cat"

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Camps Bay Beach - Saturday, 11/10/08

A happy face (middle left)

I presume a pair of testicles and a penis (bottom left)

An unhinged Mr Potato Man-type character (centre)

I can't make out what the letters (if they are letters) say on the right

Another penis (top right). This time shaped from the prestik (sticky tak)

The beginnings of yet another penis, also out of prestik.

Sea Point Main Road - Friday (evening), 10/10/08


Radiant skull with heart in one eye

and

"postie posts thanks ant" (at least I think that's what it says)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Loop Street - Friday, 10/10/08


"WE LOVE YOU!!! XOXOXO"

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kloof Street - Wednesday, 8/10/08

"Fuck U"
and
"we are so good together ♥"

Long Street - Monday, 6/10/08

"I miss having you around"

and

"Kuku Jarhu"

Upper Buitenkant Street - Sunday, 5/10/08

Unfortunately I missed out on photographing the first two messages which is depressing. I didn't have my camera and the next two 'posters' got in before I remembered to photograph the messages.

Anyway this is a reconstruction of the first one:


And this is the second one:

What it's all about

  1. I made this red storage box for my bike.
  2. I thought it would be nice if you could write on it.
  3. So I painted a square of blackboard paint on the back, stenciled an invitation to leave a message and attached some chalk.
  4. If someone wants to get something off their chest on the street, they can just write it down on the bike box.


The box specifically asks you to leave a message. So what do people want to write to on a scooter to an unknown person ? Will their messages even be related to the unknown owner? What will they project onto the box?

For some reason I really want to monitor how many positive versus negative messages I find. It's a sort of social experiment where the context is wherever I may roam and the method unobtrusive.

It is also an elusive blog for the man (and woman) on the street, very literally. In a sense it's roving graffiti.

('Postie' is the nickname for a Honda C110 Trail bike - because so many postmen use them all over the world)