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D-Kult Insta-Blog

Posted by David Stafford on June 22, 2017 at 11:20pm 0 Comments

The stated purpose of the D-Kult Insta-blog was, as established during the IHOP Convention of 1953, to decrease intra-state tensions by getting the gratitude out in real time. It wasn't until June of this year that an app has allowed this to happen. We're extremely grateful to Bob Simms aka…

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From Theo Nelson, ATCs plus!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 22, 2017 at 10:02pm 0 Comments

In an envelope with a "quizzie", and monkey,…

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WilliamM is BLUE in Taiwan :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 22, 2017 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Fun card arrived from Taiwan...he's BLUE!

and time to plant flowers, too, but watch out for that big CAT:…

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In from Finland

Posted by FinnBadger on June 22, 2017 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

Great stuff from Carina arrived in this envelope.





She spoiled me with these goodies! Amazing stitching on these pieces.…



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Minions in Mezoamerica

Posted by FinnBadger on June 21, 2017 at 3:36pm 2 Comments

Enjoy the solstice with the help of the Minions that Patricia sent me.

Willemien Visser sends from Oldenburg, Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2017 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

A mysterious fluXus man looking out the envelope "window"?

Many mysterious characters here...well done!…

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OUT

Posted by arttower on June 20, 2017 at 5:46pm 0 Comments

Candy mints and time to knit from Heleen?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2017 at 11:49am 2 Comments

A small plastic container arrived in Greece...

with this fun guy caring for safe delivery and this one too:…

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It's perforated from John Held Jr!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2017 at 11:40am 0 Comments

Always a joy to see John in the mail!

...and his perforations of course:…

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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 over 4500 members....

 

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Edward left a comment for Bonniediva
"Hello, Bonnie! --I'm going to post photos, but I'm behind on some things and thought I'd go ahead and thank you for the mail. Thank you! --I read the poem about the seal without reading the title, and I kept anticipating it being…"
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Edward left a comment for Norma Soulet
"Well, I had a "d'oh!" moment. I sent something to you yesterday, and it came back to me today. I was scratching my head all the way to the post office, where I decided to just send it in one of their envelopes (this has happened…"
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David Stafford posted a blog post

D-Kult Insta-Blog

The stated purpose of the D-Kult Insta-blog was, as established during the IHOP Convention of 1953, to decrease intra-state tensions by getting the gratitude out in real time. It wasn't until June of this year that an app has allowed this to happen. We're extremely grateful to Bob Simms aka StarryStarryBlight for developing this…See More
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jimmyconnors commented on Sabela Baña's blog post Hola me enviaron una postal y me gustaria saber quien me la envio, si alguien conoce a la persona por favor informar.
"I guess what you are saying is that you would like to know who sent you that? Unfortunately, I don't know but I must say I like what Macron has done here. Or is that French for Macronism?"
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Sabela Baña commented on Tammy Riggins's group Informal Art Exchange
"Hola me enviaron una postal y me gustaria saber quien me la envió si alguien conoce a la persona por favor informar. Envio las fotos."
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Bradford commented on Mim Golub Scalin's photo
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"In a 1974 programming class I took in high school, I stored my programs on punched tape that could be read back into the teletype."
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return to sender reed altemus (2)

"I have archived his address from several sources over the years and they are consistently as follows: Reed Altemus / FLUXUS MAINE PO Box 52 Portland, ME  04112-0052"
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Oh Boy posted a status
"Yes! I'me still in Burbank."
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kayenderes replied to Carla Cryptic's discussion Who will accept Add and Pass mail art and send it on? in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Yes, me also.   I love add and pass so my name in list please and send me mail    thank you"
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kayenderes replied to Carla Cryptic's discussion Who will accept Add and Pass mail art and send it on? in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"She:kon my name is Kayenderes and I live in Canada.  I would love Add and Pass mail if you can send to me and I will pass on.   thank you so.   Please let me know"
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FinnBadger posted a blog post

In from Finland

Great stuff from Carina arrived in this envelope.She spoiled me with these goodies! Amazing stitching on these pieces.See More
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Carmela Rizzuto posted a photo

Tiziana

By CR for Leone Rossa, a Call for Entries by Tiziana Baracchi, Venice, Italia. Collage on hand-marbleized paper.…
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Ian C Dengler posted a photo

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David Haekwon Kim: philosopher mostly to the West and South.
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Chorianopoulou Maria posted photos
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ADRIAN LIS left a comment for Ti Ar Raden
"thank you."
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mikula Lüllwitz Jun 16. 487 Replies

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

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects Jun 16. 0 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

Tags: thesis, Pedagogics, Children, Master, Teacher

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terri Jones Jun 11. 20 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

Brain Cell - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Ruud Janssen in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet Jun 10. 202 Replies

What are your thoughts about this project? Would be interesting to know what you think. Do you participate. Since when, How much times. Do you know the concept? Will also try to publish a few samples here (or others can help me with that)

Tags: Mail-Art, Project, Cell, Brain, Cohen

Call for Submissions (new lit rag)

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Georgia Grigoriadou May 31. 2 Replies

Please submit to Angry Old Man, a brand new rag. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, mail art, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, etc. Angry Old Man Magazine is dedicated…Continue

Tags: fluxus, poetry, submissions, magazine

Babies in the Mail!

Started by Tofu in Other May 27. 0 Replies

This is an amusing and interesting article -A brief history of kids sent through the…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) May 25. 38 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bruno Andrews May 25. 42 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Mail Art Project suggestions

Started by Susan Currier in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 16. 3 Replies

Our small gallery located in our small library that is part of our small college in our fairly small state is looking for a big display.  The goal of the library gallery space is to introduce a variety of art displays to students majoring in…Continue

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by xx Jones May 12. 4 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

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