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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.

Location: Sigean, France
Members: 54
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

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BLACK AND WHITE ENTRANTS -- 1st INTERNATIONAL BORING POSTCARD DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman May 21. 4 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) A room in the House for the Blind, Halluin, (19) France, (sent 18 July, 1975)iii) I think this Postcard is Boring because of it's utter bleakness. There is nothing of interest…Continue

COLOURED ENTRANTS -- 1st INTERNATIONAL BORING POSTCARD DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman May 21. 3 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) La Piscine des Cheminots/ Swimming Pool for railway Workers, La Garde-Adhemar (20 France). Emma-Marie Cahuc sent this to M et Mme Messaoud in Montauban, and told them that she…Continue

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 4, 2020 at 4:48pm

THREE MORE REALLY BORING ONES FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA (to whom, once again, Many Thanks!)

1. Lagoa do Pogo (Portugal)

2. Muskos i Sdr Stromfjord (Greenland)

3. Slovak Karst -- the Domica Caves, Slovakia

Comment by Richard Canard on March 3, 2020 at 10:54pm

03.03.20.....just doing my boring job.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 3, 2020 at 8:47pm

Yawn.

60's  Fluxus? I recognise your knowledge of (Mail) Art recent history Ben and Tony and Uncle Tom Cobley, but... Yawn again.

Perhaps we could get back to Boring Postcards in March 2020?

G'night

Comment by Richard Canard on March 3, 2020 at 4:55pm

03.03.20 ...."idee originale: Tony Mazzocchin"---...."Who dat?"  Surely everyone knows this is a 60's Fluxus item by Ben Vautier entitled "Postman's Choice" ??? 

Comment by John M. Bennett on March 3, 2020 at 2:19pm

Ha!  one should address and stamp it on both sides, and let the post office decide which address to send it to!  not boring to me, but sdurely boring to some folks. 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 3, 2020 at 2:16pm

This postcard cannot be "strange" or "boring"...as it is empty?

From Tony Mizzochin and on it's way to Sigean soon

(but do use an antibacterial "wipe" to disinfect it :-)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 3, 2020 at 1:22pm

So sayeth Marilyn Monroe:

'It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.'

Comment by No Idea on March 3, 2020 at 8:20am

Hear, hear!!

Comment by Alan Brignull on March 2, 2020 at 10:18pm

Indeed, Mister Hairman. And to whit.

Let us misremember the words of Francis Bacon, “There is no true boredom that hath not some strangeness.”

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 2, 2020 at 9:06pm

Merci Monsewer le Duck,

I partially agree with you.

Alan Brugnall said a while back: 'I think this group will have to be closed down as we all discover that nothing is truly boring'. And, in the words of No Idea, 'Boredom is in the eye of the beholder.'

And yet, the more I look at Postcards, and the more I look at Martin Parr's original Boring Postcards books, the more my understanding/definition of what is a Boring Postcard changes. And I keep finding ones in my collection of rubbish stuff that I think I may as well share with y'all, just to keep the Group moving along.

But it ain't all my fault. The Group has almost 50 members, but half of them haven't posted a card here and/or sent me a Postcard (Boring or otherwise) for the planned exhibition: I wonder why they joined the Group and/or what they expect from it, and/or what they intend to contribut?.

Last, and what probably led to your comment, surely a Postcard can be both Boring and Strange? 

And finally (which comes after last) are we --well, primarily moi -- not in danger of over-intellectulising this whole thing?

I remain, Sir, your Obedient and Devoted Servant.

 

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