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Trashpo by Erica Durante (DKULTJER President) (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 5, 2015 at 3:04am 0 Comments

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Mail-art by Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

March 3, 2015 - Erica Durante is a wonderful correspondent. Her work often explores the verbal-visual realm (as some have attempted to describe vispo),…

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DiKULTomy

Posted by FinnBadger on March 5, 2015 at 1:00am 2 Comments

DKULT (Diane Keys) is the Queen of TrashPo.



She sent me a series of works, included in the envelope, each one with two sides.…



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Genesis P-Orridge Fan Club with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2015 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) 

March 4, 2015 - allison anne is definitely a wise and discerning music fan, especially…

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LOOOONG COLLAGE FOR THE HAPTIC WEREWOLF HAS ARRIVED

Posted by Erni Bär on March 4, 2015 at 3:54pm 4 Comments

Well, it's REALLY very long, namely 81 cm while the width is 33 cm!…

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ERNI BÄR HAS BEEN GRANTED FULL REMISSION OF SINS AND WILL GET OUT OF HELL FREE - BANZAI!!

Posted by Erni Bär on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Wonderful things filled my letterbox today. I finally got my new book on the late great German artist Joseph Beuys from Amazon and two magnificent sendings of mail art. The first of the latter comes from an IUOMA member I have had no contact with so far. But as been said in a certain Dylan song that someday everything's gonna be different I clearly feel THAT day is today having received…

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Vispo Bagism by Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

March 4, 2015 - I am always thrilled to receive new work from Matthew Stolte and to share it. No matter how recognized and in demand he might be in the vispo…

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Forgive everyone everything - Morrie Schwartz

Posted by Ruud Janssen on March 4, 2015 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Small little gift from Richmond -USA (thanks Mim!)…

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Fly high, write that down from Denise Woodward

Posted by Angie & Snooky on March 4, 2015 at 2:12am 1 Comment

Denise Woodward sent me this great lino tree with the washi tape saying, "Fly high, write that down ..."

Thank you so much Denise. It's nice to meet…

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Glitchy

Posted by FinnBadger on March 4, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

A spontaneous card from Alyssum & Mudhead.

Thank…

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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 almost 4000 members....

 

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Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion DAILY HAMBURG URBAN EXPLORATION in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Number 0099 (2007) has just been added!"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"That guy shows the profile of Marcel Duchamp. The cigarette package had been soaking wet from the rain, and I took it home to dry on the central heating radiator. Some of it I already used for a new collage (not finished yet): "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post LOOOONG COLLAGE FOR THE HAPTIC WEREWOLF HAS ARRIVED
"YES!! Now I remember. I had found that somewhere but don't remember where. I think is for a telex machine or whatever. You keep anything for further use, don't you? A very smart idea to used it for this loooong folded collage! The models…"
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Erni Bär left a comment for The Blessed Father
"Hi Blessed One - I'll send you something soon. Whether there'll be cash coming with it only time can tell. It's all in the pudding, man: "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post ERNI BÄR HAS BEEN GRANTED FULL REMISSION OF SINS AND WILL GET OUT OF HELL FREE - BANZAI!!
"In English, I work with experience, school and road knowledge, plus the the LEO-dictionary program on www. I had even translated a book of short stories (Time Adjusters) by American Writer Bill Ectric from Florida into German years ago. It's…"
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Emily Galbraith commented on Emily Galbraith's photo
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"I finally figured out how to post the pictures to the site! I got these from Denise Woodward! Thank you, Denise!!! I love them!!! :)"
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Emily Galbraith commented on Emily Galbraith's photo
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"I finally figured out how to post pictures on here. This beauty I got from Cheryl H. Thank you, Cheryl! :)"
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De Villo Sloan posted blog posts
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Ruud Janssen's blog post Forgive everyone everything - Morrie Schwartz
"Ah, how good you found the actual quotes! Yes, projections of their own realities - I like that."
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Keith S. Chambers commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe. "
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Mim Golub Scalin posted a status
"Thanks FinnBadger, XXJones, Susanne Schillings, Lord Fugue, and Corella Castagnini. Wow!"
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Nancy Bell Scott commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"Pas moi, Lynn, nope, but those screwy lips are admirable and let's pretend I'm responsible for them! The helmet hair could be David Stafford, but it doesn't look like him either. Mystery still ... Hey, I'm missing a lot of people…"
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FinnBadger commented on FinnBadger's blog post DiKULTomy
"Jimi seemed to have it covered."
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De Villo Sloan commented on FinnBadger's blog post DiKULTomy
"Classic stuff. You didn't get stuck with postage due? You are lucky. She is notorious for sticking people w/the postage charges. But it's worth it. Thx for sharing."
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FinnBadger commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
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Heleen de Vaan commented on cheryl h.'s group Snail Mail Preservation Art
"Received your great Snail Mail Snail, thank you very much, Cheryl! I posted it on my 'real weird animals' mail art blog. Your message is clear! (and I hope, my message  is, too :-) )"
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FinnBadger posted blog posts
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Fleur Helsingor's event Food and craft beers
"Entry #17: a colorful envelope and two letter-sized collagesArtist: Theo Nelson, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada Here's the envelope: Collage #1: Collage #2: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Hamburg pigeons look cold, brrr!"
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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kerri Pullo yesterday. 18 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by dystatic Feb 21. 397 Replies

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

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Feb 19. 0 Replies

INVITO MAIL ART- CARDMuseo Diotti di  Casalmaggiore (CR)…Continue

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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