Formails (1, 2, 3, 4) are a set of four, freestanding double-sided screens made from mail correspondence between Anne Marie Rooney and Julia Rooney, sent through the United States Postal Service between 2016-2018, between the zip codes 21201 and 06511. The mail is quilted together with tape, and embedded between spandex scrims stretched over wooden stretcher bars. The screens may be positioned in various orientations to each other, and to the room. These installation shots show the screens as they were used in a performative reading. They began in a closed position, and over the course of the reading were moved around the room and left in an open position.
Formail (roll, closed/open form) is a single sheet of quilted-together mail from the same collaboration. The piece may be rolled, or opened flat and read from.