The FLUX:US Project 2023 - Deadline 2022-12-31 - Join it now!

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The FLUX:US Project 2023 - Deadline 2022-12-31 - Join it now!

Time: October 24, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Location: MUARCO Spain
Street: Las Parras 19
City/Town: 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Spain
Website or Map: http://www.muarco.org
Event Type: mail, art, &amp, exhibition
Organized By: Juan Petry
Latest Activity: Nov 19

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The FLUX:US – PROJECT

(Image: Contribution form the first attendee Rainer Westphal, Germany for this project)

I like to introduce you to ARTSURPRISE.EU, an 11 years old ongoing international art project to discover new forms of art. Like DADA, FLUXUS and Mail Art this project is focused on interaction between artist/sender and receiver.

I like to invite you to join the group of more than 300 artists to use ARTSURPRISE.EU for spreading the news about Mail Art to a larger audience.

Download form here.

Download more detailed information here.

Deadline: the submission of the 30th application of a mail artist or latest 2022-12-31

By any questions please contact juan@petry.eu

If you are interested in joining the project ARTSURPRISE.EU as an individual artist start here: https://www.artsurprise.eu/service/information-for-artists/

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Comment by Hélène LAGACHE on November 5, 2022 at 3:35pm

Hello. Bravo for all this work Juan. I already sent my participation (sheet A4).
I wish you good luck

Comment by Juan Petry on November 5, 2022 at 2:45pm

hello...

... to all who joined already and to all who are thinking about joining this project,

lets document a bit whats going on behind the scene and have fun.

i received first piles of collage material. i mounted between 16 and 20 piles per artist.

I prepared a few envelopes...

i prepared 120 pieces of collage on MDF. Each piece contains material of a huge collage form 2018, done by people from Europe and Latin America in the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON.

I labeled the envelopes with addresses from artists participating in the project (if i received the confirmation paper as well! - left side of the photo) and i stored one bag with collage material from the original big collage and one pile of one artist in the envelope.

i will store this packed envelopes now till i can pack envelop no. 120... at the moment 32 envelopes are ready for the next step.

Some questions i got on the way (FAQ):

Q: Is it important that i send one DINA4?

A: No. It should be only enough material to create 16 piles for 16 boxes inside the project of artsurprise. You are free to send me whatever size if the collage material is "something typical" for you.

Q: Can i send more than one sheet?

A: YES. BUT i will use only a part for this project. The idea is to invite as many as possible to join this FLUX:US - project.

Q: Do i need this confirmation sheet to fill out and send to you really?

A: YES. Without i will have no permission to store your data online and this is part of the project.

Q: Is it right that later people have to BUY a box of artsurprise to receive a part of my collage material, a ready-made collage, the envelope, my address and an insert with instrauctions to create a new collage and the invitation to send this result to me?

A: YES. The money will be used to finance the project. As you see above a lot of material later in the box...

Q: I like collage works. Is it possible to join the artsurprise project as an artist and to publish my own series of collage inside of this project?

A: YES. Have a look here.

Q: I am a printmaker. Could i send a DINA4 print (by agreeing that it will be cutted into 16 pieces or more)?

A:YES. And... it will be cutted! :)

Comment by Juan Petry on October 26, 2022 at 5:54pm

mail art from gabija veivere for the flux:us project.

thanks a lot for joining the project. we like a lot your contribution.

best to you.

juan

Comment by Juan Petry on October 26, 2022 at 5:35pm

hello hélène,

from you one piece of din a4 or some cut outs which represent more or less the surface of one din a 4 sheet, i will cut in little pieces.

best

juan

Comment by Hélène LAGACHE on October 26, 2022 at 5:15pm

Oh no... it’s an A4 sheet. Sorry

Comment by Hélène LAGACHE on October 26, 2022 at 4:58pm

Good. I’m going to try. Are you the one who gets the 8x5 cm piece of paper? I think it’s small..:-)

Comment by Juan Petry on October 25, 2022 at 5:09pm

hello friends, got a request with the question about the content or quality of the sheet of paper. here is the answer:

it should be "useful" material to be used for collage out of your stock. the background. i assume that every artist in the world of mail art has a kind of  collection of paper material (s)he collect for further use. based on the region it might contain local language, local colors and it will transport some regional "flawor".

so maybe you have a box with paper. if you prepare for your next paper art work you might search for some things in it to be inspired. i mean that box... and one sheet is ok. beside the work you want to send to me just one of this raw material, and than it will spread over the world in the artsurprise project and maybe.... you get some back and you will enjoy the creativity of an unknown new born mail artist...

maybe you ink some papr or you normally other intervention, manipulation. so you transport something with high quantity to something with your personal style? why not, send me one of this pieces.

the first mail art artist had delivered some of his own artist stamps and some of other artists. great as well.

the idea is to invite the new creative person to use the material, to create something out of it and to send it to others, including the artist who offered this piece of paper as an initial trigger to be creative.

by any questions: please ask! (thanks carien for giving me the chance to explain more in detail.)

Comment by Juan Petry on October 24, 2022 at 10:49pm

Hello Carien,

great. Please download the forum and send your contribution and the signed form to me with your next Mail Art.

best

Juan

Comment by Carien van Hest on October 24, 2022 at 10:08pm

I will happily join the FLUX-US project, for we are more connected than the average postman can deliver! 

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