APORTACIÒN DE CONTENIDO SUSTRAÌDO
DELIVERY OF SUBSTRACTED CONTENT
(in english below)
Francisco de la Calle y Josechu Dàvila, 2002-2010

En 2002, a las 3h de la tarde, encontrè con mi amigo Paco unos buzones de cartas en la entrada de un portal y los llevamos al estudio que entonces compartìamos en Madrid. Màs tarde, nos dimos cuenta que seguìan los nombres de muchos vecinos y todas sus cartas sin abrir, pues no les habìa dado tiempo a trasladar todo el contenido de estos buzones a los nuevos que estaban instalando. Conscientes de que la Sustracciòn de correspondencia escrita es un delito penado con hasta 5 años de prisiòn, decidimos no devolverlos y usarlos en algùn futuro proyecto artìstico.

En Abril de 2004, Paco muriò y los buzones quedaron semiolvidados en mi estudio, con sus cartas sin abrir y publicidad en sus casilleros, igual que el primer dìa.

Ocho años despuès, en septiembre de 2010, a las 4 de la mañana, se devolvieron los buzones de forma clandestina en el mismo portal donde se habìan sustraido, y acto seguido, con rapidez, se abandonò el lugar de los hechos.

DELIVERANCE OF SUBTRACTED CONTENT
Francisco de la Calle y Josechu Dàvila, 2002-2010

In the summer of 2002, mi friend Paco and I were walking down a street and saw some old dark metal green mailboxes laying in the sidewalk next to the entrance to a gate in Madrid. Although they were heavy enough (and taking advantage that the workers were off duty, probably eating) we didn´t hesitate on taking them and pursue a good distance which separated us from the house and studio where we lived. On the way back ideas started occurring to us in the way of using them in ¨something artistic¨, even more when we came to realize that the mailboxes kept the names and unopened correspondence of the owners, in other words, they didn´t have time to change the content from the old mailboxes to the new ones that were being installed.

During months we were circling the idea of what to do with the mailboxes, finally, what seducted us the most was leaving them untouched, and maybe sending them to an exhibit or art contest , although we never did. In april of 2004, Paco (Paquiño for his friends) died of a stupid liver cancer, and the mailboxes were kept some what forgotten in my studio, with its letters, publicity and other papers in it´s lockers, until September of 2010 when I had to leave my studio. At that moment I decided to retake the work started with Paco, and while I did the moving I adjusted the final step of the artwork so it could count with the approval of its co- author Paco.

So, one night on September of 2010 at 4 in the morning with two friends, we took the mailboxes covered in black cloth unto the gate where eight years earlier Paco and I had substracted it from, after taking the cloth off hastingly, we abandoned the scene.