"Birdwatching with Antonin Artaud" by meeah Williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA) & collage by Michael Orr (Clarkston, Georgia, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member meeah Williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

October 1, 2013 - In August, meeah Williams sent me this wonderful package of mail-art that, at long last, I am thrilled to be able to share with you.  I am a huge Antonin Artaud fan, so meeah's boekie, "Birdwatching with Antonin Artaud," is greatly appreciated. Here are the panels:

Throughout the package, meeah Williams incorporates found material, cut-ups, asemics and (disrupted) visual narrative.

meeah also included a wonderfully done, recycled cd or dvd:

meeah certainly showcases her mastery of Trashpo in this outstanding piece.

Also included is this asemic-vispo page that might be an add-and-pass.

Here is a closer-in scan:

A little W.S. Burroughs paranoia is evident in the virus piece. The envelope is also a masterpiece:

meeah - 9.30 - 8

And the reverse:

meeah - 9.30 - 9

Deepest thanks to Mink Ranch fav, meeah Williams!

Mail-art by IUOMA member Michael Orr (Clarkston, Georgia, USA)

Michael Orr is a fantastic correspondence artist known for his collage and, increasingly, visual poetry. He is producing fabulous collabs with numerous artists. I am thrilled to share this second batch of mail-art by Michael received during the summer.

This custom-made piece for DVS (D-Vi-Sol) is a treasure of MinXus indeed. Michael Orr also included another piece:

An interesting retro work that appears to be an add & pass. On the other side:

Here is Michael Orr's envelope from sunny Georgia:

Orr - 9.30 - 5

Reverse:

Orr - 9.30 - 6

Many thanks to Michael and looking forward to the Zalop show!

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Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 7:42pm

thanks for the link!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 2, 2013 at 7:37pm

Easy for me to say, Michael, but I bet you'll do great. A lot of people were involved in the Zalop "movement" circa 2012. There are 71 people in the IUOMA Zalop group alone:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/zalop

With all the Zalop scores, there is definitely a performance component too. Zalopians just need to keep spreading the word.

Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 5:11pm

Thanks DVS. I'm excited too. I'm also terribly nervous about many things though. This is not something I've done before. Though the Venue is very a very popular one, it is still an alternative space and the perfect place for a mail art show. I would not want to host this anywhere else in the city. i'm still freaking out though, mostly about getting enough people to participate. if i had a little longer to promote it might not be so bad, but 3 months is a short time. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 2, 2013 at 4:59pm

Thx for that personalized mail-art, Michael. Now that's Michael of M&M - the unstoppable duo of meeah & Michael, as this second blog of your work has proven.

 

Now I am just pleased as punch about this Zalop show in Atlanta. It was Here at IUOMA-Ning that Zalop went global, even though the current excitement seems to be centered at IUOMA-FB.

 

Zalop was a Fluxus word Ruud Janssen gave to Cheryl Penn, as I recall. Cheryl wrote her concerto. Eduardo Cardoso did his Zalop video & it went on from there. I bet most mail-artists recognize it today.

 

So a Zalop event, wow. I think there is an IUOMA Zalop group. And of course the original blog:

 

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/special-mailart-report...

Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 4:08pm

oh wait. I'd much rather you submit to my mail art event. Please please. 

http://mailartprojects.blogspot.com/2013/09/open-call-for-submissio...

Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 4:06pm

i is accepting. i just leave that up so i don't get overwhelmed.  801 Verona Drive - Clarkston GA 30021

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Comment by Michael Orr on October 2, 2013 at 3:04pm

:D - Great stuff Meeah! Thanks DVS! 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2013 at 9:31pm

Hi meeah & many thanks again. Your work certainly fits the M-L theme.

Rebecca, if you'll recall a previous blog double-billing meeah & Pone was a smash. Their art goes together like Sonny & Cher, like Elvis & Costello, like peanut butter & mayonnaise, like war & peace, like Artaud & birdwatching.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on October 1, 2013 at 3:43pm

Fabulous stuff! Meeah's mail art is like her writing, her mind? playful, exacting and rambling all at the same time! Love it. And I've been a fan of Cornpone since my 365 days! Great to see both!

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