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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 B/T Craig Mar 16. 10 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 Susan Weisberg on December 18, 2020 at 11:15pm

Glad to  have my instinct confirmed.

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on December 18, 2020 at 11:11pm
Yes, that’s Gergen. I recently got a batch from him. Newly minted. No I’ve had them before. I recycled them.
Comment by Susan Weisberg on December 18, 2020 at 11:01pm

Thanks, Mim. I found Josh's address and I'll send this cluster on to him. The postmark on the envelope was Tampa/St. Pete. Does that confirm Dennis Gergen? This was actually the second A&P I received in this style, but the first (also from Tampa/St.P) was so cryptic and unidentified that I'm afraid I consigned it to the circular file. I have to say that I don't find these very artistic and would just as soon not get them.

Comment by Mah Nu on December 18, 2020 at 10:53pm

**i meant (something that doesnt bother me) not someone... in my previous comment

Comment by Mah Nu on December 18, 2020 at 10:50pm

Mim, or anyone, could I ask for a bit more info on Dennis? I was reached out by him as well and got some mail from him...he reached out via my instagram and we were discussing erotic art (someone that doesnt bother me) but then he deleted the IG account and a couple days later I received mail. When I googled the return address (I was getting some weird vibes and was just curious) it showed a construction site lol. I'm all for the mystery of mail art (especially the kind that I imagine predated the internet and our ability to find out more about each other) but I keep seeing comments on here about how he seems to be a controversial mail-artist, and I just want to know if its worth my time continuing a correspondence with this person or not. This is not meant to stir drama, I am happy continuing this convo via inbox if prefered. Thanks! :)

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on December 18, 2020 at 10:42pm
Those have the tell tale markings of one Dennis Gergan who was quite annoying to some mail artists. He also used the return address of a person I happened to know, who is the director of the an art museum in Florida. You can send them to Josh Ronsen, who makes them into tiny booklets. Each person on the sheets will get one sack from Josh. I’ll look up his address for you.
Comment by Susan Weisberg on December 18, 2020 at 8:07pm

Thanks, all. Here's a photo (sorry it's so big) of what I received. Can anyone identify themself as the initiator?

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on December 18, 2020 at 7:40pm

Let me share my experience. At some point, I decided that now I will always finish the image, after which I will return the sheet to the initiator, and I will never again be one of the many stations on the way. Only completion, with maximum expression! (And only once did I break this oath).

Comment by Jenn Miltenberger on December 18, 2020 at 7:14pm

There are some mail artists who ask that participants xerox and keep their own copy, and sometimes they just send out the “copies” for different added results.

I second what Jo said, you can post pictures here.

In addition, there are add and passes that are sometimes unable to be returned to the original owner. You can post them here and “archive” them for your collection. 

Comment by Jo Beckford on December 18, 2020 at 7:06pm

Susan, maybe you could take a photo and upload it here and you can find out who sent them?

 

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