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:
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?)