Stranger of the Month

Help me to help you and others like you.

Stranger of the Month invites members of the public to visit a temporary mailroom, where friendly clerks will assist in writing and distributing your chosen instructions to unsuspecting strangers via fax, post and the web. Selected instructions will also be issued on-site by contemporary artists – performance collective Panther (Madeleine Hodge and Sarah Rodigari), Rebecca Cannon, Nathalie Quagg

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 24 May 2008 to Saturday 24 May 2008
Launch Saturday 24 May 2008, 12PM – 8PM Venue: Nest Architects, Studio 10, Level 3, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

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Published by anonymous on Monday 19 May 2008.
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Stranger of the Month opens its headquarters (for one day only) and officially launches its website, this coming Saturday (24th of May).

Stranger of the Month is an amateur publishing project that draws upon novel forms of distribution and collective creativity. A service for generating instructions for the anonymous Other, Stranger of the Month takes its cue from ‘how-to’ manuals, spy novels, new age self-help mantras, and minor acts of everyday subversion.

Intended as an interruption into the lives of others, the nature of the instruction can assume varied forms. Instructions may provide a remedy to the doldrums of a working life, an awakening to behaviours that are habitual or unconscious, or they could function as a call to action for the purpose of a particular cause or belief. Alternatively, instructions can operate in a more covert way, to form the beginnings of a game of deception and intrigue.

To contribute your instructions to fellow strangers and to find out more about the project, please visit the interactive corporate website at

Curator: Kerrie-Dee Johns

Producer: Jon Tjhia