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: Jan 8

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 Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 2, 2019 at 3:53pm

'Just noticed that add/pass FluXus Bucks can be returned to Ex Posto Facto

at her NEW address (which is not posted at her page):

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 2, 2019 at 3:48pm

@Linda, I add to the FluXus Bucks and pass them on to others,

or return to Ex Posto Facto in Texas:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 2, 2019 at 3:44pm
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 2, 2019 at 3:42pm

The writing is (tongue-in-cheek always) by Jon Foster , see:

10 Years of Mail Art (thoughts) by Jon Foster

great humor, get a copy and keep smiling about mail art :-)

Comment by Linda Rogers on March 1, 2019 at 7:11pm

Yes I don't quite understand the aversion expressed in the quote.  At first I was super-nervous about messing up an Add and Pass that had a lot of work on it already. Then, inevitably, that actually happened and my mind went "Gesso!!!" and I whited out the disaster and painted over it.  Worry over!

But since we are talking.  I have NO IDEA what to do with Fluxus Bucks that came my way from you dear Carolyn.  I have put something on one.  Should I add to all three before I pass on or what?  

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 1, 2019 at 3:07pm

Comment by Sabela Baña on February 27, 2019 at 10:47pm

Comment by Sabela Baña on February 27, 2019 at 10:45pm

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on February 27, 2019 at 3:29pm

Received, created, and passed on some Add and Passes.

Comment by Sabela Baña on February 11, 2019 at 10:22pm


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