RECEIVED: Fluxus Word ZALOP, Collage, and Minimal Mail-Art from Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)


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


February 11, 2011 - Eduardo Cardoso is a fantastic mail-artist and visual poet. This recent installment of his work that arrived in my p.o. box showcases his talent and his current projects at the IUOMA. The collage above is classic Eduardo using popcult images woven into arcane, complex, often conspiratorial systems that forge components into an integrated whole.


Ruud Janssen's Fluxus Word ZALOP: Eduardo also uses this mail-art to communicate the Fluxus word ZALOP. ZALOP was created by IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen. Bringing Fluxus words into the world and giving them meaning is a performance score written by Ruud. I think of Eduardo's mail-art as part of this vast performance. The IUOMA group devoted to all things ZALOP was founded by Cheryl Penn (South Africa). Eduardo has made giving meaning to ZALOP a personal mission.


Minimal Mail-Art: Eduardo founded another popular and active IUOMA group devoted to the minimal in mail-art. I can already see work coming from this group showing bonds to minimalist art and poetry. The next piece from Eduardo Cardoso certainly could be considered minimalist poetry:

Eduardo's trademark red stamp is great. When I have this piece in my hands, I realize minimalist poetry allows a very good opportunity to look beyond the words themselves, their abstraction, and give some concentration to the paper, its textures, contours, folds, color - connecting words to the world. Eduardo Cardoso's envelopes also display his art:

The reverse side works as a visual poem:

Love Eduardo's ANOMALY. His Paranormal Mail-Art site is a wonderful concept and has many fans. I don't think there is anyone in mail-art who doesn't know about it at this point. You should check it often to see a constant flow of excellent work:




Emotions will be running high, but only if you don't want three words that describe the seasoned equestrian: muffin, material, feedbag is hoarse. Yesterday you received a watch. Today you will find the time dirt, oil and make-up in it. I quickly realized she started dating coffee machines at the hospital. Now I have grounds. Lucky #s: 13, 18, 17, 30, 22, 16


Mail-Art Color for the Day: ultramarine


Mail-art typo of the day: I am responsible for my elf.


Mail-art word for the day: Synesthesia (derangement of the census?)

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 13, 2011 at 1:37pm

going postal-global for sure in a ZALOPY of grocery carts with all the baggage. name that tune

Comment by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 7:59pm
Ruud - Groete :-) Nederlands was die moeder van Afrikaans - ne? All die sterkte Hollandse mense wat ons begin het.  ZALOP klein voorvaders hulle :-)
Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 12, 2011 at 7:46pm
Wat mooi; ik kan Zuid Afrikaans bijna goed lezen. Vroeger als kind las ik altijd een Zuid-Afrikaans blad in de bibliotheek!
Comment by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 7:27pm
Hypnonomicon: Dit beteken dat klein mense moet vroeg by the huis kom want daars donker dinge wat onder bruige bly.  As jy vas aan die slaap is kom hulle en speel met jou voete.  As jy nie wakker word dan is jy in groot moilikheid. D.W. - dit is 'n baaie snaakse ding die - dis hoekom ek die psigiese gevra het.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 12, 2011 at 4:07pm

This is the Fluxus word performance score. Note that it's not a mail-art project.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 12, 2011 at 1:49pm
"die pos-kuns psigiese nie 'n vraag antwoord wanneer om te antwoord dit self Jy Kan"
Comment by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 1:39pm
Sorry - shock set in and I forgot to say - great blog De Villo and great mail from Eduardo.  Hypnonomicon - fab word.
Comment by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 1:36pm
Ok Mail Art Psychic, how come Paranormal got two blogs at EXACTLY the same time in 2 different parts of the world. Is the elf para-normal?  Or abby-normal?



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