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: 112
Latest Activity: May 28

Discussion Forum

Question from a New Person

Started by Terry Owenby. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace May 12. 5 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 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?

Comment by Amy Irwen on September 9, 2019 at 6:03pm

Hey all, I am in the middle of a move and not sure how long I will be out of commission...please take me off your list for now and I will let you know when my studio is back up and running....maybe a few months....thank you *!*

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on September 9, 2019 at 9:36am

Carpotheosis Add & Pass arrived mysteriously, but with fabled mailart names stamped on the back: buZ blurr - AK (who included an age-progression artistamp),  Mike Dickau - CA, Amy Irwen - MN (who attached a kool addendum not pictured here), Borderline Grafix - TX, and now, finally, me, the unknown mouse of mailart, res - CA. I hope car enthusiasts don't choke on the Chevy! Carpotheosis is currently, on it's way to a mailart mensch and skyrocketing talent in East Asia. Let's hope it finds its way home, eventually.

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on September 9, 2019 at 5:41am

This is my first time sending an Add&Pass back to its original creator -- a "Fatta Amano" A&P ("Handmade") returning to Massimo Medola in Italy, with contributions by: Domenico Severino, Antonio Amato, Cecilia Bossi, Alfonso Caccavale, Fleur Helsingor & res nullius. Things may have gotten a little crazy.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 8, 2019 at 9:45am

lovely gift from Heleen de Vaan - NL

Comment by Amy Irwen on September 7, 2019 at 12:19am

A add n pass board book started by Jon Foster with adds from Mars Tokyo and Myself...let me know if you are interested!

Comment by Sabela Baña on August 27, 2019 at 10:13am

I received Add&Pass of The Haddock and Add Pass to

Comment by Amy Irwen on July 31, 2019 at 4:09pm

AP post in FB...please follow the link

Will post again with my add


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