What have you been meaning to say? Within all of us lie buried the words, thoughts and feelings that have remained unsaid – to loved ones, to authority figures, to ancestors and unborn children. Sleeping beneath the surface, they lie waiting for a chance to be spoken. Discover the unearthed words from hundreds of anonymous contributors hidden amongst the library, and even submit your own… This interactive project gives an opportunity for people to anonymously submit their own buried words. Inspired by international projects like PostSecret, Buried Words works on a simple premise – often what we resist, disavow or deny giving voice to contains a seed of truth for us. These difficult truths form potent words giving rare glimpses into other people’s lives. These unspoken words were collected anonymously online over and exhibited in the Footscray Library as part of the Melbourne Fringe festival.
Organisations: City of Melbourne, Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Location: Melbourne, Australia.