BREAKING NOSE: Sigean Standardisation Committe reports on new, revised size of ATCs

As you know, the Sigean Standardisation Committe (SSC) has spent the last 5 years, months, days, weeks, minutes considering a possible revision to the size of ATC's , that is, at present, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

The SSC has concluded that this size is way too small, and is recommending a larger size to be immediately adopted throughout the artistic community.

The new, revised size for ATCs is from now on 71 x 39 inches. This is equivalent to, approximately, 316.45714 smaller ATC's all joined together  -- although the SSC, in its deliberations, could not find any reason why anyone would  want to join 316.45714 smaller ATCs together. Or, to express this new size another way, as the SSC did, from now on each ATC must be 316.45714 times larger than the original size ATC.

Here is an example of the new size ATC. It is called 'Great Big Collage 2: Hello Sailor!'.  If you want it -- and the SSC is prepared to take 316.45714 old size ATCs in exchange for it (as long as they are joined together)  -- then please send Bianca (c/o me) a large stamped addressed envelope. (NB it will have to be a very large stamped addressed envelope as the GBC is 1m80 x1.00m/71ins x 39ins big, and weighs about 2.5kilos/5 1/4 lbs.) 

First come, first served, says Bianca.

'Great Big Collage 2: Hello Sailor!' is made up of about 175 individual pieces, and this is what it looks like -- the Collage and then 4 seperate pictures of each of it's 'quarters'....

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Comment by Richard Canard on August 25, 2015 at 5:15pm

25.08.15 Dare Sir Valentine Mark Herman, ...Bravo!!! Your "Breaking Nose: Sigean Standarisation Committe..." post is a bold & long overdue stand.  .. I have always maintained that an ATC is naught in the world of mail art but an h'orderve.  Ave uh nez dae. Richard Canard

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 25, 2015 at 5:05pm

Yes Mr. R.C. you may be correct.  But picture yourself in the lovely city of Amsterdam, are you there  "just for the fun" or are you there "for a little something"?

Personally I just returned from there and paid $25 to see a painting of Sunflowers and other blurry objects.  And of course it was forbidden to smoke afterwards.

PS Vincent says hello, and was asking about you.

Comment by Richard Canard on August 25, 2015 at 4:42pm

25..08.15   Dare Mistyer Dean Seine, Yes , I'm sure you're  right again...That's too much like the so-called "fine artists" with  all their commissions,  grants , prizes  & pimple faced art dealers....but there's really  no escape for any of us . There are still naughty words & jealousy for those of us  who make mail art "just for the fun of it " Or merely because somebody asked for a little something in the mail. I think Sir Valentine Mark H. is  a real sweetheart. & so it goes or doesn't. Richard Canard

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 25, 2015 at 2:02pm

Mail Art Prostitution Ring sited here at IUOMA.  Oh you two are walking on thin ice here.  Sending money or stamps to a Mail Artist so that they send you Mail Art is often considered the same as prostitution. 

I should know because in December 2011, I had a 99 cent fling with Nancy Bell Scott, and I still feel ashamed to this day.  http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-real-change-from-n...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2015 at 10:00pm

How much French postage, in euro..not drachmas, is necessary

to send 2 kilo package to Greece?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2015 at 9:57pm

That is an amazing collage...some treasured items there, Val!

However...180cmx100cm is HUGE!!! I won't have the material

ready to make that envelope until next week  perhaps...who

wants to go into the city anyway ? The paper used to make the

envelope will have to be 360cm x 200cm, I now realize! WOW!

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