February 9, 2011 - Still wrapping up some notable pieces from 2010 ("The Year Fluxus Broke" according to Mudhead), here is a beautiful haptic piece from Katerina. The Haptic Front, vitalized by Bifidus Jones, is spreading like a mudslide (hey, it's late somewhere, okay?) making new shapes and forms. Katerina came up with the relatively genius idea of using sandpaper. What could be more tactile? I am exploring this territory myself with the requisite lowering of expectations and standards. We all like making up names. So I have decided to call this subgenre of haptic poetry sandpo: sandpaper poetry (this could be extended to poetry made out of sand or glass). Jim Leftwich has already taken trashpo (= trash poetry). I fear I will never be able to match it. Katerina's work is always SO welcome because the Fluxus Greece stamps are SO great:
Katerina was inspired by my choice of garnet as the mail-art color of the day some time back in December. Titles often do matter and "Location Uncertain" is a fine guiding concept. Like all excellent mail-artists, Katerina makes use of every bit of available space including the envelope. I always like hers:
And the usual suspects:
Many thanks, Katerina. I am hoping to soon receive your wonderful Project 26 chapter.