This is a copy of the letter that was sent to every Imig on Monday April 14, 2008. All letters had a self-addressed stamped envelope included.

Dear Fellow Imigs,

My name is Cori Imig and I am a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I will be graduating this May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the field of Fibers. I am in the process of putting together my senior thesis where I will be showing my current work. My work revolves around the ideas of movement, path tracking and mapping. Looking at these ideas in an unconventional context I hope to expand the definition of each and by doing so create a network that may not previously have had the opportunity to be established. I am requesting your participation in a project that has the capacity to create these connections. I have sent this letter to every Imig I found on a simple Internet search on http://www.whitepages.com. There are only 276 listings. After realizing there is such a small population of Imig’s living in the U.S. I became interested in creating a communication between all of us, and at the same time examining the areas that the Imig’s have decided to inhabit. All that is necessary for your participation in the project is to write me a sentence about yourself. This sentence can include any information that you decide to share: your profession, what you did today, or even as simple as what you ate for breakfast.

There is a blog that has been started to document the progression of this experiment and provides a venue for everyone to become an active participant, https://coimig.wordpress.com. As the sentences come in I will post them on the blog so that everyone will be able to learn and become a part of the Imig family that surrounds us. The entire process from beginning to completion will be documented there.

I would like to have all the sentences by the end of April to start organizing them in a comprehensive manner before my thesis show at the end of May, but I will gladly accept them after that date as well. I would be happy to respond to any questions or comments that you may have; coimig20@student.scad.edu. Your participation in this project would be greatly appreciated!

1 Response to “The Letter”


  1. 1 Wendy Hall November 7, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Cori,

    I found your site while searching for relatives of an acquaintance – Frank Imig – and wonder if you are related. Frank is in substance abuse treatment program in Florida and is estranged from his family – which is from Wisconsin. I became acquainted with Frank while my own son was there and rooming with him in a half-way house. Frank is very saddened by the distance that exists between he and his family. He is working very hard to overcome his battle with addiction, and his support of MY son has inspired me to try and help him in any way possible. So, I did a quick white pages search for Imig family members today and found you. If you are related to Frank, or even if you don’t know for sure – if there is any way you can help me mend the break in his relationship with his family – I would truly appreciate it.

    I do not know Frank well, and this is somewhat meddling in his business. But during one phone call (after I sent him a card) he expressed to me the regret he feels over the loss of that family relationship. Since my son is now out of rehab and doing well on his own, I want to help Frank – he faces many challenges.

    I hope you do not find this completely strange, I am a normal mother of twins and am not trying to do some kind of internet scam. I really want to help this man get back on his feet. My e-mail address is twinkfarms@aol.com

    I think your project was a really cool idea, and if you are related, then it seems like Frank has a big support base to tap into.

    I hope you get this.

    All the best,
    Wendy


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