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
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Discussion Forum

Question from a New Person

Started by Terry Owenby. Last reply by HilgART May 17. 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 February 10, 2019 at 11:38pm

Comment by Borderline Grafix on February 10, 2019 at 11:37pm

Comment by Carolyn Cline on February 1, 2019 at 1:29am

I’ve got a Jon Foster, a Gisele Martine, and a Carolyn Cline

(in Svengali voice, she said) Speak to me if you want one. Speak to me. Then levitate!

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on January 26, 2019 at 1:57pm
Send it to Jon Ronson. He’ll make it into little books and you’ll get one. His address posted in Facebook add and pass group thread.
Comment by Carolyn Cline on January 25, 2019 at 6:02pm

Pam, I think that may be the same one whose originator was a mystery to me also. I was hoping the next person (you) could figure it out. LOL So, in answer to your question, I haven't got a clue. 

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-Bassin 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 :-)


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