ADD & PASS - The X Files


ADD & PASS - The X Files

In the Mail Art activity, there are interesting ideas that are explored, like Mail Art Calls, Collaborative Books, Visual Poetry etc, and we also have the  ADD & PASS, which are created somewhere in the world by a Mail Artist who send by mail one "object", proposing that it be changed or simply Added an Artistic Intervention by another Mail Artist, appealing that the "object" being referred back to an following artist, chosen randomly or not.The original creator Add its Address on the "object" in hopes that later return him, filled with interventions of Mail Artists from different places and countries, giving him a great satisfaction to see the "object" with a new "life".

This group aims to be the dissemination place to the Add and Pass, and a ARCHIVE of it, however, giving preference to " Booklets",becouse it is here that the individuals have their own space to give wings to is imagination and technique.

Location: IUOMA
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Aug 22

Discussion Forum

Best Ways to Organize an Add & Return

Started by res. Last reply by res Jun 30. 2 Replies

Please, do some of you have experience organizing an add&return-type project (if that is the correct terminology)? My initial impulse is to start a project-specific group and have people list (or…Continue

Add & Pass projects for printing

Started by Angie & Snooky. Last reply by A. Sleep May 26. 14 Replies

If you have an add and pass that is clean, without additions - post it here for others to print out and add to.Also, you can do a search here at the ning for add and pass projects and there is also a…Continue

Question from a New Person

Started by Terry Owenby. Last reply by Terry Owenby Sep 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello.I've done add and pass swaps before and love them. In those swaps, we passed a postcard from one person to another through the mail, using a predetermined online list. I am a bit unclear on the…Continue

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Comment by Jan Hodgman on August 22, 2015 at 8:49pm

Comment by Jan Hodgman on August 22, 2015 at 8:48pm

Comment by Jan Hodgman on August 22, 2015 at 8:31pm

2 Add and Passes ready to go out the mailbox, recieved from Terry Owenby.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 17, 2015 at 8:19pm

Thank you, Samantha, no worry, no hurries! 

Meanwhile there's something on its way to you :-)

Great Add-and-Passes, BG!

Comment by Borderline Grafix on August 17, 2015 at 8:08pm

Grace: They are 8.5 x 11 inches.  No. 5 is actually somehow a combination of my a/p and A. Sleep's

Comment by Samantha Althoff on August 17, 2015 at 8:07pm
Glad you got the message Grace Sanford. It's on it's way out today!!! (:
Comment by Grace Sanford on August 17, 2015 at 8:04pm

Yay! I'm in Samantha's Add and Pass book project. She has amazingly and thoughtfully thought of all the logistical details ahead of time for us all to make this a great experience. THANKS SAMANTHA :)

Comment by Grace Sanford on August 17, 2015 at 7:59pm

Hi Terry :) Thanks for your commiseration on my troubles with my previous add and pass experiences. I hope I get to be in Samantha's new Add and Pass Book project and forge new experiences with this art form.

Comment by Grace Sanford on August 17, 2015 at 7:56pm

Hi Borderline :) Wow your Add and Pass Number 5 AND Number 6 are both really wonderful! They are beautiful collaborations worthy of being framed. What size are they?

Comment by Terry Owenby on August 17, 2015 at 6:51pm

Grace Sanford...I'm sorry to hear of your lost add & pass creations. I always feel sad when I hear this. I don't understand why 1) someone who is a member of a group that has these kinds of activities doesn't follow through when receiving a project, and 2) if one doesn't have time or the inclination to work on a certain project, why it isn't simply passed on to another person. I love the idea of traveling journals, add & pass books...that type of thing, but I don't like thinking they may never return.  It dampens the enthusiasm. 


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