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Blog number eight: Strike or not

Posted by Mary Anne on September 20, 2019 at 8:51am 4 Comments

I really ought to have put some thought into this posting but it is a spur of the moment thing and maybe it will be the better for it.

Hard to miss the Global (whatever that means) strike being called for today to draw attention to the vast problems facing the world's equilibrium. 

I imagine that most people involved in the Eternal Network are to some extent sympathetic to the causes and have an awareness of the difficulties involved in 'climate change'. yet I can't help…

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Summer from Marles Wilding .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on September 19, 2019 at 10:22pm 0 Comments

Adding more work to the Sketchbook Project

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

work by the Crackerjack Kid and Adam

Summer from Marles Wilding .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on September 19, 2019 at 10:07pm 0 Comments

Adding more work to the Sketchbook Project

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

works from Norma and Melissa

Great mail art from Ed and Mike...Thank you!

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 9:59pm 0 Comments

Received some great stuff to add to from Ed:

Love the beautiful stamp work from Mikel…

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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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