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: 104
Latest Activity: on Sunday

Discussion Forum

Question from a New Person

Started by Terry Owenby. Last reply by HilgART May 17, 2019. 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 Borderline Grafix on January 8, 2020 at 11:16pm

Add and Pass sent by Fonda Portales, origin is Hilgart.

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on December 22, 2019 at 2:32pm

A finished 2019 A&P on it's way back to its creator, Lancillotto Bellini, in Italy. This one is International - five countries and two continents: Mikel Untzilla of The Basque Country, Anja Mattila-Tolvanen of Finland, Cascadia Artpost/Jack Latteman of WA state, Theo Nelson of Canada, C. Mehrl Bennett of OH, and res nullius of CA.

Comment by ArtbyJac on December 15, 2019 at 7:44am

A mini anp I started in Sept 2019 and received last month but opened it today. this is the quickest I have received one. Came out neat :)

Comment by Sabela Baña on December 11, 2019 at 10:47am

Add Pass C Mehrl Bennett Pass to Tim Collapse

Comment by Sabela Baña on December 3, 2019 at 10:26pm

Add Pass received of Moreno Menarin Add Elke Grundman,Katerina Nikolstou, Sticker Dude,Sabela Baña.

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on December 3, 2019 at 4:27pm

This add & pass originated with Mike Dickau in CA, and passed through the hands of several mail artists (or non-artists): Crackerjack Kid of NH, Katerina Nikoltsou of Greece, Cascadia Artpost of WA, Boozy Barb of FL, and finally res nullius of CA. It wound up being pretty psychedelic, and is on its way back to the River City. Momkat's egghead sprouted shroomie ears.

Comment by Borderline Grafix on November 18, 2019 at 12:45am

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on September 30, 2019 at 6:56pm

Hey all, I am taking a break from the Add and Passes. I am wanting to do some collaborations with one or two people. And, who knows one of these days I may rejoin the group again. It's been fun.

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on September 11, 2019 at 2:37pm

Oh, no, I didn't get this message from Carolyn Cline and just sent her an envelope of add and pass. oooops. 

I'm gradually getting through a pile of received (since March) mail art, including Add and Pass. Slowly but surely, I will get to everyone who's sent me mail. I've just been busy doing postcards to get out the votes here in the U.S. It's been keeping me grounded. But here's an altered vintage card collage that I did last week.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 11, 2019 at 11:40am

Take care, Carolyn, and all the luck of the world...

Maybe you can set your account to private, so all of your efforts until now won't get lost?


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