On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Matthew's environmental stand reminds us that we are destroying the future of life. It brings biological and man made destruction to the forefront in his art...not just the Ocean that is being devastated; eating itself with unknown bacteria...but land is Not Immune! Matthew has given me an outlet to be a small part of this awareness...I am trying to keep up with Matthew's generous mail art but as you can see I am a tad behind...
Thank you for taking the time to listen/view my submissions. Although you weren't exactly bowled over with the work (ahem!), it's still cool BDC Wire invited participants and gave honest responses.
God, I guess I should blog this, since it is going to be out there for posterity!
Best to you with your writing, radio, and aspiring film career,
Subject: Two Bad Reviews in the Space of 5 Minutes on the Same Day!
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From Don Mabie on Facebook....
MAIL ART CALL to commemorate the Postman Cheval! To take part you need to RSVP today. The call is a From David Horvitz, for the exhibition 'It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information'. It will trace the imprint of the call across social networks over 24 hours. RSVP BEFORE 6:57am EDT on August 20, 2014
This is being sent at 6:57am EDT in Brooklyn, New York.
It is the morning.
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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........
Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue
Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue
How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue