Messages from Across Time and Space consists of a collection of letters to Sudbury from Dodolab and Smudge Studio (Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth) made available through a site installation at Laurentian Architecture (111 Larch Street, Sudbury), as boxed sets to be gifted, and online. A set of bottles contain both a letter of introduction to Sudbury as well as an accompanying message. The messages capture thoughts about, and inspired by Sudbury, and reflect on the old adage of the canary in the coalmine. Like the canary, the letters look for potential signs of risk and the state of the environment, as well as signs of success and creative responses to collaborative futures. The messages can stand in as a physical commentary on the complex global web of cultures, technologies, economies, and climate that make up our increasingly interconnected planet.
A link to an interview with the artists on CBC Radio’s Points North is available here.