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: 64
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

Best Ways to Organize an Add & Return

Started by res. Last reply by Minneapolis Gnome Sep 17. 5 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 Terry Owenby on Monday

Two A&P received from The Haddock, with my adds. One going to MusicMaster, the other to Brandon Haney. 

Comment by Terry Owenby on Monday

Two Lord Fugue originals with my adds. One going to Theo Nelson and one to MusicMaster. 

Comment by Terry Owenby on Monday

Three Vic Jonez originals received from Borderline Grafix, with my adds, going out to Lord Fugue today. 

Comment by Terry Owenby on Monday

Am catching up on Adds & Passes. I have quite a few to post. This Brandon Haney original and Theo Nelson original, with my adds, going out to Vic Jonez today. 

Comment by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata on Monday

received... THANKS to you all.

we may continue debating MailArt Vs ArtByMail...

i've watched it grow (this piece) and i'll treasure it so much

Comment by res on September 30, 2015 at 1:46am

Increasingly battered Yosemite Add&Pass, a 7" x 9" 1951 Mirro-Krome postcard of Yosemite Falls that is making the rounds. Addition by Mons. enVide neFelibata of Portugal (folded figure to the right of the falls). White inset shows the artist's limerick from the back. Now going out to Sheri Rice. <3

Comment by res on September 26, 2015 at 11:21pm

Another 'spontaneous' Add/Pass & Return. One of Katerina Nikoltsu's Postcards altered and on it's way to Canada on Monday. It got horribly grunged because I didn't know how to use my art materials, such as alcohol ink. I thought I knew, but nuuuuuuu.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 23, 2015 at 7:19pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 23, 2015 at 7:19pm

Comment by res on September 23, 2015 at 7:12pm

amazing! so glad you posted.


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