NOTES FOR TOMORROW
Notes for Tomorrow was a collaboration between Ben Kinsley, Jessica Langley, and Jody Joyner and displayed in The Yard in Colorado Springs from October 3, 2020 – January 20, 2021.
The public was invited to send postcards with a short message of hope for the future. Received messages were transcribed and displayed on a custom, 12 foot-long, scrolling LED sign. Groupings of messages were curated and changed weekly. With this gesture, we hoped to support the United States Postal Service ahead of the November 2020 presidential election by encouraging people to buy stamps and send mail. It was also a response to the social and political situation in the United States (COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump presidency, presidential election, etc.) and general sense of fear, anxiety, and hopelessness of 2020.
The Yard is a project space and site for public art curated by Jessica Langley and Ben Kinsley in their front yard in the Divine Redeemer neighborhood of Colorado Springs, CO. Installations rotate approximately every 3 months.
For more videos of this project visit whatsintheyard.com/notes-for-tomorrow/