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: 81
Latest Activity: Nov 26

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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 Borderline Grafix on November 26, 2017 at 7:59pm

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Comment by A. Sleep on October 21, 2017 at 1:13am

 WARNING TO ALL OF MY MAIL ART FRIENDS: Florida artist Dennis Gergel, Jr. has been harassing a Mr. Steven High, the director of the Ringling Museum through the mail art network. He is also altering existing add and passes so that they are sent to the Ringling Museum in Florida. People have no idea they are sending work to the museum, because he only uses Steven High's name and the museum address (e.g. "Return to Steven High, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243"). He was banned from facebook under his real name for harassing an actress online. He created a second facebook account under his alias "Alan Smithee", which facebook also deleted. He uses the alias Alan Smithee in mailart as well as John Ringling, and Ray Johnson. He was arrested for harassing the Ringling Museum, and the U.S. Post Office is investigating him. See image below of back of add and pass that he altered to go to Steven High at the museum's address. Front of add and pass is a very large pornographic image with "Discover the Ringling" both above and below the image, and Gergel's marker "art". Please pass this information on to other mailartists.

Comment by A. Sleep on October 4, 2017 at 1:28am

I spy one of my exploding heads! :D

Comment by Sabela Baña on October 3, 2017 at 10:53pm

I received of Robyn banks and add to pass Jon Foster.

Comment by Borderline Grafix on October 2, 2017 at 3:29am

Comment by A. Sleep on August 25, 2017 at 12:49am

Whoa... 2001 add and pass from when I was living in Santa Fe! 

Comment by Sabela Baña on August 24, 2017 at 2:11pm


Comment by Borderline Grafix on May 4, 2017 at 5:14pm


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