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: 105
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

Question from a New Person

Started by Terry Owenby. Last reply by Tom Hilgartner on Friday. 4 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

Who is next?

Started by Pam McVay. Last reply by Pam McVay Dec 2, 2018. 1 Reply

Here are two pages of Jon Foster's larger magazine A & P.  Or maybe it is MomKat's?  It has been through a few people already.  Would anyone else like to add to this?  There are some nice pages…Continue

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Comment by Pam McVay on January 25, 2019 at 4:28am

This is an add and pass that came to me from Carolyn Cline. There are nine artists who have put art on this page.  I feel like it is done.  Does it go to the Museum of Mailart in Ukraina?

Comment by Pam McVay on January 25, 2019 at 4:27am

Comment by Carolyn Cline on January 17, 2019 at 4:01am

Ilya, I started an Add&Pass last year and recently had it returned full and complete! I have also sent at least one back to the originator.

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on January 16, 2019 at 1:32pm

Russian artists are discussing the ADD & PASS method. Many participated, but no one saw the complete result.


Colleagues! Friends!

Have you ever seen the finished result of the ADD & PASS method? Where is this work now?

Let's discuss the issue.


Los artistas rusos están discutiendo el método de ADD & PASS. Muchos participaron, pero nadie vio el resultado completo.

Colegas. Amigos.

¿Alguna vez has visto el resultado final de un método de ADD & PASS? ¿Dónde está este trabajo ahora?

Vamos a discutir el tema.


Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

or three or four or five :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 11, 2019 at 6:59pm

A "few" Add/Pass have arrived in Greece and are ready to be sent out to whom ever would like 'em.

Who would like an Add/Pass or two?

see the blogs:

and from Theo Nelson, too.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 11, 2019 at 6:44pm

I just got one of those nice Add/Pass , too, Sabela,

in the mail yesterday from Massimo in Italy:

Anyone wishing to have this one and add to it?

Comment by Sabela Baña on January 10, 2019 at 9:51pm

Add C.Meherl Bennett and send Gieser Ranch.

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on January 8, 2019 at 10:07pm

I tried.
I got. I added. I send a collage to another.

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on December 19, 2018 at 3:13pm

I am willing to send my work, completed only by 50%.
Send your addresses!


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