The Mail Art Experiment

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The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (philpottlakeproject.tumblr.com), I am sending out a new mail art call!

So, here is the deal; I will send you a sheet of “the experiment” to alter and send back to me.  I will then scan the pieces and post them to themailartexperiment.tumblr.com.  I hope to also open a physical exhibit in Virginia in the Fall 2018.

I would like to present the mail art in a clean and cohesive manner, so I have a few more rules than last time. I will only be scanning and displaying the pages themselves. I do not plan to post envelopes or any additional pieces of art.  If there is any information that you would like to include (name, date, location, title) please incorporate it into the piece.  I would prefer that the pages remain unfolded, in portrait format and unaltered in size.

Enough rules!  There will be NO RESTRICTIONS on theme, content or medium, just keep in mind that your art may be displayed in a public place.

If you are interested in participating in The Experiment, please join the group and message me your address.  I will send you a page ASAP until I run out.  I have roughly 70 pages, so invite your friends!  This time around, I hope to produce a Thank You mailing early on in the game, so once I receive something from you, be on the lookout for something from me.

Thank you!  I look forward to seeing you in the mail.

Website: http://themailartexperiment.tumblr.com
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Latest Activity: Jun 21

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Comment by Mizael Contreras on March 8, 2017 at 9:35pm

Count me in...

Privada del Carmen #105-10

Lomas del Carmen

C.P.76114, Queretaro, Qro.

México

Comment by Brooke Cooks on March 5, 2017 at 5:30am
I'd like to play. Brooke Cooks 5456 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA 98126.
Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on March 4, 2017 at 11:10pm

Count me in:

TIZIANA BARACCHI
via Cavallotti 83B
I-30171 VENEZIA MESTRE
ITALIA
Comment by Diana Hale on March 4, 2017 at 6:14pm

A big thanks to you all!  I was frankly freakin' giddy to see all of your responses this morning.  Please be patient with me, it may take me a couple of weeks to start sending these out.  I am waiting on a few elements for the initial packets.

Carmela, to answer your question, there is no set deadline.  I am considering this a bit of an ongoing experiment.  I expect all of the pages that will come back to me will arrive before a potential show next fall.

Comment by Richard Canard on March 4, 2017 at 5:28pm

04.03.17 Dare Ms. Diana Hale, ...what a great "eye" you have & this stack of handwritten experiments sounds as if it is full of of lots of potential. In fact, I'll go so far to say that "if in the end"... & if it doesn't prove well worthwhile--- it's because the rest of us just didn't come through for you. It's no easy task to conceive, curate, etc., etc, such an undertaking.  I thought  The Philpott Lake Project  was well done & yes, please include me as well in this new project. Thank you for all that you do. Richard Canard, 409 S. Emerald Lane, Carbondale, Illusion 62901-2140. 

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on March 4, 2017 at 4:05pm

Hello, Diana, and thanx4 the invite. As an organic chemist, experiments are my 'thing'. My address is on my page and you sent me mail art previously so I hope that's not too much more work than me repeating it in these comments. Please let me know if you'd like it repeated here.

Y'r ol' Bud,

Fike

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 4, 2017 at 10:13am

Yes, Diane, send to me, too.

Address on my profile page and on the mail art that was sent to you

just yesterday! :-)

Comment by stripygoose on March 4, 2017 at 9:46am
Yes please!
Comment by Robyn Banks on March 4, 2017 at 9:14am
I am game.
10 Beltana Road
Pialligo ACT 2609
Australia
Comment by PASCAL on March 4, 2017 at 8:36am

Pascal Coupechoux

05 Avenue de la Liberté

89800 CHABLIS

France

 

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