Message to the licensees

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Welcome to the Licentious Anonymous weblog. The former licensee who produced the license you picked and the others who picked the same one are looking forward to reading your blog about the up-and-downs of your licensee activity. Remember, your license is a performance prescription which should entice you to go beyond your limitations and open doors in the everyday reality of your life.

Thank you for contributing your images, sound files, and comments on the experience. In so doing, you are injecting life into art and art into life. You are also becoming a mentor for the other collaborators of the Licentious Anonymous project, a socio-poetic experiment addressing conventions and transgression.

Looking forward to reading your stories.
P.S. If you have any questions, please send them to our contact address.

Yes! Our weblog is now functional!

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Dear web surfers,
BOLM management is proud to present this online collaborative project.

Here are a few pointers about what’s cooking:

From permission to mission

Licentious Anonymous is a new department of the Bureau des objets lyriques migrateurs® (see ). It offers support for people who could benefit from more freedom, courage, and creativity in their lives, and guarantees anonymity in its feedback system.

How to get a license?
1. Go to the Licentious Anonymous office in person at Mercer Union or meet, by chance, our field agent in the city. You will recognize her by the BOLM logo on her back.
2. Choose among the many licenses available, one that will allow you to do something you wouldn’t otherwise dare, think, or make time to do. All licenses have been conceived by previous beneficiaries.
3. Pay for the license you picked by inventing a replacement inspired by your own frustrated desires.
4. Allow the Licentious Anonymous agent to take a picture of your body part involved in this new license action. This picture will appear on the new license card you’ve created. Someone else may choose your license and carry out your wish.

How to use a license?
1. Cut the DIY badge out of the postcard, fold it and attach it to your chest with the safety pin. This will impress your audience while performing the action required by the license.
2. Report on the use of your license through the weblog. If you can’t blog, please phone Mercer Union and your story will be recorded. The license is only valid for up to one month in your possession. It becomes invalid if use is not reported within 72 hours of issue.

What is in the weblog?
There, you will find the reports on the use of issued licenses: what happened to the licensees when they attempted to vicariously realize the fantasies of others. You can search by license number, date, or body part involved in the execution of the license action. You will not find any name, as anonymity is a prerequisite for confession.

What is BOLM?

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

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mois de la photo

“L’olmothèque” is the French version shown at CIRCA, Montreal (1999) of “The Library Project” presented at Gallery 44 in Toronto (2001)

Here is the BOLM logo on our agent’s back

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