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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items. Please join and include your address. Feel free to add photos of the pieces.

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Add & Pass idea

Started by Laura Robertson. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Oct 4, 2020. 4 Replies

Hey Everyone, I got gifted these from my housemates and thought and add and pass approach would be sweet. They are relatively small approx. A6.The themes would be 'Things I've learned from Reality…Continue

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Comment by Mel Anie on Thursday

I have added to most of the pages in this little zine and now I'm ready to pass this one on. Who would like it?

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on Wednesday

You're welcome, Mel Anie ... enjoy!

Comment by Mel Anie on Wednesday

I received a fun little Add 'n' Pass book from Fleur Helsingor. It was started by Ed Giecek. It had a Halloweeny theme & now it has a bit of a 'Hello-ween' feel too. These photos are of a couple of pages before I work on it. Please let me know if you would like to receive it next. 

Comment by Bonniediva on January 12, 2021 at 3:33am

Mah Nu! Hey, Darlin'! Yes, please, to some of your Add/Passes! 

Comment by Mel Anie on January 10, 2021 at 11:26pm

Oh, Susan, it took me months to reply because I felt uncomfortable about the money side of it too. There was an order form for some catalogue, which it appeared I could buy. I couldn't decide if it was a hoax or not, so I sent the drawing of a lucky penny from Fortnum & Mason. Vernon, I have the original add & pass photocopy that was sent to me. I could turn it into a similar little zine and would be happy to send it on to you, if you like.

Comment by Vernon Howell on January 10, 2021 at 10:48pm
Susan, no problem. I hope you are doing well. To be honest, I would not know what makes artwork suspect. Someone is trying to express something, puts time into it, puts money into it (supplies, postage, etc.) and mails it off hoping to make a connection. I thought mail art was supposed to be a place where artists could bypass the judgement of the galleries and critics. I read posts on here about things being not very artistic, fake and thrown away and I have come to the conclusion that this community is not for me. I thought mail art didn’t have any rules. Take care.
Comment by Susan Weisberg on January 10, 2021 at 10:01pm

I'm sorry I didn't know aboutKrzysztof Szymczak. I looked him up in the UoMA list of mail-artist profiles and he wasn't there, so I apologize for that misunderstanding.

The only things I would throw away are things that seem suspect, such as a request to send money. I don't think I need to post a warning about that.

Comment by Vernon Howell on January 10, 2021 at 9:31pm
Krzysztof Szymczak is an artist from Poland and has been active with mail art since at least 2015. Susan, I think you should add a warning on your page to other artists that you throw away received mail art, so they know this before they send mail to you. As this is not the first time you have written about throwing away artwork.
Comment by Susan Weisberg on January 10, 2021 at 7:52pm

I would immediately trash anyting that asked me to mail 30 pounds. And there's no IUOMA member named Krzysztof Szymczak.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 10, 2021 at 5:54pm

Months ago I received some mail art. I didn't know what it was. I replied to it in my way - I cut things out, drew things on, added some stamps, folded it into a zine and sent a lucky penny back because I was asked to mail them £30 (which confused me enormously!). I have figured out that it was an add & pass, so I have posted it here. I have a photocopy of their original but not of mine. It was from someone called Krzysztof Szymczak - but I sent my version back to him. Does anyone want to play with one of these if I fix it up a bit?

 

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