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"10 Sonnets" Asemic Artists Book by Lucinda Sherlock (Perth, Australia)

Mail art by Lucinda Sherlock (Perth, Australia)

 

June 16, 2017 - Lucinda Sherlock is receiving, deservedly I believe, much positive attention in asemic and vispo circles these days. She is producing remarkably original asemic calligraphy…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 16, 2017 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Post-Victorian DaDa by Gin (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Gin (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

June 12. 2017 - Over several years, Gin has become a wonderful correspondent via snail mail and online. Her respites from the Eternal Network are lamented by all. Her…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 13, 2017 at 3:53am — 2 Comments

"Astronomy for Dogs" by Tiina (aka Tina) Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland)

Mail art by IUOMA member Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland)

June 9, 2017 - Tiina Kainulainen of Helsinki kindly sent this FAB collage, which marks her first appearance upon this humble blog. Do we have another Carina Granlund…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 10, 2017 at 12:29am — No Comments

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: "Almanaque of Trash" by Pretorei Productions (Joe Oliveira) (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Mail art by IUOMA member Pretorei Productions (Joe Oliveira) (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

June 7, 2017 - I am thrilled to be able to document another stunning contribution to the Trashbook form inspired by the Karnival of Trash.…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 8, 2017 at 3:04am — No Comments

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: Trashpo Gutai by Tomoe Nakamura (Osaka, Japan)

Mail art by IUOMA member Tomoe Nakamura (Osaka, Japan)

June 5, 2017 - In Trashpo circles, Japanese trash is a rare commodity: often discussed, seldom seen. In these, the final hours of the Karnival of Trash, Tomoe Nakamura has…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 6, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Numerical Asemics by Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

 

June 4, 2017 - I can never decide if Jay Block is a pure materialist or a conceptualist. (I have the same problem with Fluxus generally.) I do know Jay Block is very…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 4, 2017 at 6:36pm — 3 Comments

Trashpo by Lorraine Kwan (Vancouver, British Columbia, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Lorraine Kwan (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

June 3, 2017 - Lorraine Kwan is well-known in the Eternal Network. I am a fan, especially, of her fashion-focused and textile work. I am thrilled to…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 3, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Deconstructive Asemics by Wendy Rodgers (Maryland, USA) & Richard Canard (Illinois, USA)

WAR - 5.29.2017 - 7

Mail art by IUOMA member Wendy A. Rodgers (Maryland, USA)

 

May 30, 2017 - The art of Wendy A. Rodgers is known primarily through the Eternal Network, and she has garnered many admirers.  I have written about her work…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 30, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Mail Art from Germany by Fluxfest Reporter Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Mail art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

May 27, 2017 - Would I – your faithful and always reliable gateway to the inner machinations of the Eternal Network – ever stoop to ride the coattails of…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2017 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

Asemic Art by Sabela Bana (A Coruna, Spain)

Mail art by IUOMA member Sabela Bana (A Coruna, Spain)

 

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 21, 2017 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Ghost Ship A&P + ATCs by Karen Wood (Big Bear Lake, California, USA)

Karen Wood - 5.15.2017 - 2

Add and pass sheet (circa 2004) sent by Karen Wood (Big Bear Lake, California, USA)

May 17, 2017 - Reading some sea stories lately, it occurred to me that Add & Pass sheets can sometimes be like the mysterious ghost ships of fiction. Some Add & Pass sheets never return home or reach a designated…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 18, 2017 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Glam by Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

May 13, 2017 - I am thrilled to share the first mail I have received from Bonniediva, originally from New Orleans but now living outside Chicago,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 13, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Mail Art by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany)

Mail art by IUOMA member Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany)

May 8, 2017 - I am thrilled to welcome new correspondent Sa Mue of Bremen, Germany. As far as I know, Sa Mue is a newcomer to the Eternal Network, although she is clearly an…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 8, 2017 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: It's A Wonderful Trashpo by Rafael Gonzalez (Tenerife, Spain)

Mail art by IUOMA member Rafael Gonzalez (Tenerife, Spain)

May 3, 2017 - Network fave and veteran Rafael Gonzalez has expressed allegiance to DKult in the past, and it is wonderful to have this celebratory piece for the…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 4, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: DESTROY Kitty Trashpo by Dopesick San Francisco & Karina the Dog (Michael Kelly) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Dopesick San Francisco (DSF) aka Michael Kelly (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

April 29, 2017 - DSF and Karina the Dog have proven to be key contributors to the Karnival of Trash, which I think it is fair…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 29, 2017 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Two Cut-Up Disks by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

April 28, 2017 - Here is a great package I received from Eduardo Cardoso that I've posted on Asemic Front. Eduardo has integrated asemics, vispo and the cut-up technique to great his own unique brand of image-text…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 28, 2017 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Concept Copyart by Ana Kawajiri (Brasilia, Brazil)

Mail art by Ana Kawajiri (Brasilia, Brazil)

The mail art movement was at the forefront of experimentation with and circulation of copyart. Copyart is deeply associated with at least one Golden Age of mail art (in the 70s…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 26, 2017 at 3:43am — 2 Comments

John Dowd Fan(ny) Club (a Ray Johnson related fan club) at Printed Matter in New York City through May 20

This has been mentioned elsewhere on the IUOMA platform, but I want to make sure members know about the John Dowd Fan Club show. This is classic work from the 70s & 80s with a Ray Johnson connection. The link features some great examples from the show:

https://www.printedmatter.org/events/589

Probably some of the members are perplexed by the fan club materials in the m-a network. Ray Johnson started some classic fan…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 26, 2017 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: D-Kit by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

April 22, 2017 - As I have asked before: What would the Karnival of Trash be without work by the raining Queen of Trash(po)? Luckily, Diane Keys has been exceedingly…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 23, 2017 at 3:59am — 15 Comments

Found Asemics by Dave Araki (New York City, USA)

Asemic vispo by Dave Araki (New York City,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 22, 2017 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments

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