John Gayer
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carl baker left a comment for John Gayer
"thanks john, theres nothing on the iuoma projects page."
17 hours ago
John Gayer commented on Ruud Janssen's group 2018 : IUOMA 30 years old
"Just curious. Any updates on the book project?"
Jul 11
John Gayer commented on Lisa Fraker's photo

Be Kind Rewind postcard

"Thanks. A clever rhyme that strived to get people's attention that now is nothing more than a curious little blip in the history of time based media."
Jun 28
John Gayer commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s photo

Blue Circles5

"Circular blobs streaming through water or planets in space? Either way, like the series..."
Jun 28
John Gayer commented on Lisa Fraker's photo

Be Kind Rewind postcard

"It is advice for the care of video tapes. In addition to keeping the tapes away from magnetic fields, which could damage the recordings or even erase the contents (if the magnetic force was very powerful), the tapes were to be rewound after use.…"
Jun 28
PATRICIA LANDON commented on John Gayer's photo

typewriter ribbon drawing

"red and black,cool!"
Jun 26
John Gayer posted photos
Jun 26
John Gayer commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group solo disegni - only drawings
"Regarding Azzaro's comment: well said!"
Jun 25
John Gayer joined Bonniediva's group

DECOS - Do you miss them?

Do you miss Decos? What’s a DECO? It’s a sort of mail art friendship book, but with a theme. Each book has around 6 to 10 pages inside and a THEME. You do a page according to your art style and following the theme, and you mail it to another DECO person. It’s like an ADD/PASS, in a way. When it’s full, it goes back to the person who started it.I started doing DECOs back in 2004, but then people started making them too heavy, gluing all sorts of heavy embellishments, etc., and I couldn’t afford…See More
Jun 23
John Gayer posted a blog post
May 9
John Gayer commented on TIZIANA BARACCHI's group TIZIANA BARACCHI (1952-2018)
"My contact with Tizianna was limited compared to many others and only transpired over the last couple of years. Still, I found there was something very unique about what she did. Was it the spirit or the energy that emanated from her work?…"
May 9
John Gayer commented on Michael Leigh's group Video & Media Exchange
"I have been searching online for films and/or videos on mail art and thought it might be interesting to list a few things here. La Historia del Arte Correo en Argentina Mail Art of Allan Bealy Mail Art with David Wilson - a basic instruction…"
Apr 1
John Gayer joined Michael Leigh's group

Video & Media Exchange

Do you have video, DVD, DVD-Rom, CD discs you wish to share with others.  A group to share mail art related media.
Apr 1
Bruno Cassaglia commented on John Gayer's group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
Mar 30
Bruno Cassaglia commented on John Gayer's group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
Mar 24
Kay Sobjack joined John Gayer's group

Conceptual Mail Art Projects

This is a place for listing mail art project ideas – however impossible, theoretical or incomplete they might be. Think of it as an archive or a dumping ground for projects that haven’t yet or cannot, practically speaking, be realised. Think of it also as a bank of ideas that may inspire  other mail artists. See More
Mar 18

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2010 (or maybe 1983)
My Website:
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Like the freedom of expression, the surprise of receiving mail art from pretty much anywhere and the possibility of participating/contributing to any project that interests me.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
Taivaanvuohentie 3 B 13, Helsinki, Finland

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At 4:50pm on July 19, 2018, carl baker said…

thanks john,

theres nothing on the iuoma projects page.

At 10:12pm on February 6, 2018, Gen Harrison said…

Why thank you kind sir...

At 2:08am on February 3, 2018, emily louise said…

Thanks for the greetings.  I'm very new to IUOMA and am just starting to explore the website. greeting back from Eureka, California

At 3:16pm on February 2, 2018, em scheer said…

thanks for the greetings and all the best to Helsinki!

At 8:09pm on January 31, 2018, John Ellis said…


At 7:49pm on February 16, 2017, HollyJo said…

received a moment from Helsinki today! thanks John!
also, how did you know that I'm a refracted light addict?? :D

At 6:50pm on February 8, 2017, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…
At 3:55pm on January 24, 2017, Juan Carlos Vargas said…
At 3:04am on January 22, 2017, Stoyan Barakov said…

hey John, 

i will be mailing you my first mail art ever. 

expect something in the mail soon :)



At 4:53pm on January 21, 2017, Lucas Rossi said…

very good work! I'd like you to check out my call for mail artists for my job. Take a look here: Hope to see your art :)

John Gayer's Blog

Funny Face Mail Art Project - catalogue now available

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

Living in an era dominated by reflections of the self – primarily in the form of the selfie and its transmission via the Internet – it becomes imperative to find alternatives to the way we see others, as well as ourselves. In its own small way Funny Face pierces this blister of artistic complacency...

Have a look here:…


Funny Face Mail Art Project - one more set of arrivals

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:49am 0 Comments

Anna Karina Fries, Germany

Dórian Ribas Marinho, Brazil…




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