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Mail from Cherub

Posted by Jan Hodgman on September 17, 2019 at 11:04pm 1 Comment

I'm finally getting this piece up from Cherub, but didn't get the envelope scanned, also fine. I'm thinking of using this as a luggage tag as it's nicely laminated! (Can't get the photo to show up, waaanh)

From: Ed Giecek (0062-0319)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 17, 2019 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

Large envelope from Ed Giecek received March 26, 2019. 



Lots of stuff inside the envelope:

  • A handful of add & pass sheets - one folded into a paper airplane, and a couple adorned with Star Trek rubber stamp images…
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R.I.P. Steven Donald Dalachinsky

Posted by Visual Mom on September 17, 2019 at 3:30am 3 Comments

I received this collaged postcard from Steve Dalachinsky this month, but didn't get around to a reply before he passed away yesterday. He said he didn't have a lot of mail art correspondents anymore, but we knew Steve personally because of shared poetry circles, where Steve was a shining star. Our son crossed paths with Steve at Sun Ra Arkestra earlier on the same day he experienced a stroke. Later that day he performed his poetry at "A Book About Death" 10th Anniversary Exhibit at Islip Art…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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amadeu escórcio commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?

"WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?" is the question that appeared on the edge of an envelope that I received from Adam Roussopoulos (detail pictured to the left), and after finding out just a handful of facts, I'd like to know more about this enigmatic mail…See More
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Ruud Janssen replied to res nullius aka. "res"'s discussion WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?
"Because of the discussion should be saved better, I started a group for postings and images. That way it is more visible too... Have a look at: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/who-knew-michael-voo-doo"
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WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?

"WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?" is the question that appeared on the edge of an envelope that I received from Adam Roussopoulos (detail pictured to the left), and after finding out just a handful of facts, I'd like to know more about this enigmatic mail…See More
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Ruud Janssen replied to res nullius aka. "res"'s discussion WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?
"I started mail-art in 1980, and in the early years did know him and was in contact with him. You could also make a group about him to share the findings....?!"
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Something twisted from Samantha Price.

Notice the salt crystals!
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Jan Hodgman commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
"I goofed and put this one up on Envelopes, when it was an Envelopes Only. Here's the back, the front to come:"
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Jan Hodgman commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"From Robin, back of envelope (I'll try to get the front up here too)"
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res nullius aka. "res" replied to res nullius aka. "res"'s discussion WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOODOO?
"VooDoo's address has changed as well -- much further up the East Coast. Amazing set of artistamps, thank you for posting them. This is the first artistamp Add & Pass I've ever seen. "PLEASE ADD, INTERFERE, COMPLETE AND RETURN TO…"
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Monster insect by Adam Roussopoulos

"Not at all! I am happy you Love it!"
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res nullius aka. "res" replied to res nullius aka. "res"'s discussion WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOODOO?
"I love the piece, and thank you and Crackerjack kid, profusely."
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Adam Roussopoulos replied to res nullius aka. "res"'s discussion WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOODOO?
"I came across this original artistamp collaboration a while back. I was aware of everyone on the sheet except for Voo doo. When I started researching him, I could find VERY little. Only that he participated in mail art for a VERY short period of…"
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Adam Roussopoulos replied to res nullius aka. "res"'s discussion WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOODOO?
"This is the 1st and only response so far from "who knew Michael Voo Doo" sent to me by Crackerjack kid a few weeks ago."
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Maggie Mize left a comment for Cherub Ayers
"I love the Tea Bag art you sent. Expect mail from me soon!"
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Julia Szafałowicz left a comment for Cherub Ayers
"Hey I didn't expect that anybody would send me a mail so soon! I am looking forward to getting it delivered :D"
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"Hello! These are the artifacts that I received from Allan in the mail."
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WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?

Started by res nullius aka. "res" in Other. Last reply by Ruud Janssen 5 hours ago. 6 Replies

"WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?" is the question that appeared on the edge of an envelope that I received from Adam Roussopoulos…Continue

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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers 21 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" on Monday. 526 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne on Monday. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne on Friday. 11 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Sep 4. 3 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

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