On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
If you write so small that no one can read it, it forces them to scan it in order to enlarge it and then gets it blogged. Brilliant.
Something about QSL and greasy trash and devote followers.
Cool postcard alteration from the Triple Atomic challenge. Did you…Continue
I had entitled this one "D", but Amy had another idea in mind. I like Amy's aspects of Man Woman and machine. Thread and no thread, and a sense of "Don't thread on me" (The American flag of 1775). You have come a long way and Betsy Ross would be proud of you Amy.…Continue
Utopia is one of the most common concepts of happiness of people of all races, cultures and religions in one or another form. Be it Christianity with its concept of Heaven and paradise called The Garden of Eden waiting ready for the faithfuli, Norsemen Asatru with mighty Asgaard floating among clouds with its halls of Valhalla prepared for the bravest warriorsii, Muslims with Jannah – their own paradise designed to be a resting place for martyrsiii, and Sir Thomas More’s…Continue
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