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: 60
Latest Activity: yesterday

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 Samantha Althoff yesterday
Res, I'm not sure if you still need more people for your add/pass/return but count me in if you do
Comment by res yesterday

i value the permission to subvert! you don't get that everyday.

Comment by Susan McAllister yesterday
Res, you can come up with others things to subvert while you're waiting. It's always a good use of time.
Comment by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata on Saturday

i'll do.

Comment by res on Saturday

but post a photo of the envelope, if it's not too much trouble!

Comment by res on Saturday

i guess i'll try to have patience and wait! * sound of ticking clock *

Comment by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata on Saturday

is that the best option... ? or you'll wait for it to get back to you someday?

what do you prefer?

Comment by res on Saturday

i don't think he posts pictures, so you'll need to post the photo before you send, if you wish. xo

Comment by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata on Saturday

mes oui, justement. je l'envie apres mois addition

Comment by res on Saturday

oh, i've got it. i'm returning an ATC buddy jam to Mons. enVide ne Felibata in Portugal, so I'll include the Alter/Pass & Return in that packet, with an extra envelope addressed to Monsieur Richard in Illusion, which I'll decorate, and Ruben can alter the envelope even more if he likes, and send to Richard.  Then Richard will get a two for one. Okay? Ça va?


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