A Group to promote the world wide acceptance and use to the word ZALOP.  ZALOP means ABSOLUTELY NO WAY DEFINITELY NOT NADA NIX.  It is essential this word is said in an emphatic tone. Accents do not matter in this regard.

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Started by Heleen de Vaan Feb 8, 2014. 0 Replies

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Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Nov 2, 2012. 1 Reply

JAPOLA JAPOL is a synthetic, fluxating  ZALOP.BEWARE OF FAKES AND IMITATIONS.Situate in :The World of EmphaticsFluxus Word given by Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) Meaning determined by Cheryl Penn (South…Continue


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ZOLEPA Dead End. As in – you are wandering/wondering at the labyrinth of life. You think you’re HERE but, it’s a Dead End, this place of inbetween.Situate in :The World of EmphaticsFluxus Word given…Continue


Started by cheryl penn Nov 2, 2012. 0 Replies

ZOPOLA person who uses ZALOP somewhere in their artwork – for examples on their envelopes.  This word is dedicated to  Eduardo Cardosa (Portugal).Situate in :The World of EmphaticsFluxus Word given…Continue

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on February 8, 2014 at 11:51pm

As a non-native English speaker words like 'cap' and 'hat' are difficult to me. This was noticed by the famous neurologist Zalop, who (incorrectly) thought of the diagnosis lectical agnosia. She wrote this book on this subject. Which flatters me though.

Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 10:18pm

Yay! THanks MomKat! :D 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 2, 2013 at 10:11pm


...'will do, Michael!

Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 7:42pm

Hello Zalop Group. I would be very grateful if you would participate in this Zalop themed mail art project/group show. Please and thanks. :D 


Open Call for Submissions

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery is pleased to announce that it will present Zalop: Illusory Correspondence Art, to open February 15, 2014 and run through March 16, 2014.

The show will comprise a wide range of styles and media. The curator will consider old, new, Fluxus, Asemic, MailArt, performance scores/art, add-and-pass sheets, stamp sheets, videos, postcards, copy/xerox art, objects: found/sculptural/etc..., collage, mixed media, installation, and audio files. Although there are no size or media restrictions, please thoroughly specify media, dimensions/time details, technical needs (such as electricity) and any other information pertinent to the display of your work(s). Only original work that has not been previously shown or presented will be considered. 

Entries must be postmarked by January 17, 2014 and must be received by February 1, 2014. Artists, please include your name, title, medium, website and email address with your work.

Artists submitting perishable entries should notify Eyedrum of intent to submit by the deadline, including complete information on the work, but the work itself should arrive at the gallery between February 3 and 10, 2014.

Proposals/scripts for performance or process-based/decomposition/
non-mailable/time-sensitive work may be sent immediately.

Proposals and completed work should be mailed to the address below. All submissions will be archived online. 

Questions: email Michael Orr:

Attn: Andy Imm

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

115 MLK Jr. Suite 225.

Atlanta, GA 30303

*Promotional Image created by and used with the permission of Cheryl Penn.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 10, 2012 at 8:42am

But Cheryl will be back one day...let her take a break for now. She has a big book exhibit going on in So. Africa and she has worked hard getting us all together in collaborations. Time for a vacation...ZALOP and Zolop and Zolip will go on :-)

ZOLIP at Brain Cell # 840 for example:

Comment by Ruud Janssen on November 10, 2012 at 8:21am

Cheryl Penn left the IUOMA some days ago.

Comment by cheryl penn on October 31, 2012 at 4:27pm

When three is never a crowd :-) - new Fluxus Words from Ruud Janssen - meaning is immanent...

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on October 26, 2012 at 5:00pm

Another ZALOP interpretation from Cheryl Penn

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on October 25, 2012 at 6:11pm


MA envelope from Rebecca Guyver, UK

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 15, 2012 at 6:36pm

Hi Mail Art Martha, Yes, Keith Bates made that one for me. I already traced 5 of them on Facebook, so I guess I found the 6th one. Looking foreward to see it.....


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