Letters to the Sea
Letters to the Sea is a collaborative project by Kerry Cox and Julia Norton. In December of 2016, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Cox and Norton read aloud a letter that was written by 23 different people in total. Participants were given only the last word of the previous participant's sentence as inspiration to begin their contribution, with this prompt:
“In the style of exquisite corpse and the form of a bedtime story, we ask contributors to send us a sentence with this prompt in mind: If you were trying to talk to someone who can’t physically be with you: a loved one who has passed away, your ancestors, your future children, someone from another country far away, someone who is in power, someone is powerless, what would you say to bring them peace?
The completed, collective story will be read aloud to the sea, which will carry its echoes in perpetuity… with the hope of finding those hardest to reach.”