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Comment by Michael Leigh on January 5, 2020 at 7:01am

Bric-A-Brac was an assembling 'zine from the 90's. I did the first 20 issues and then passed the editorship to Patricia Collins and she did a few issues and then passed it to Joe Decie who did a few more issues and so on.

Comment by Michael Leigh on January 5, 2020 at 6:57am

Issue No. 13 of an assembling 'zine I compiled for 20 issues and passed the editorship onto others including Joe Decie and Patricia Collins.1990's. Participants in this issue were - G.D. & Theo. Breuer,Pierre Bailly,Stephen Perkins,Fabio Sassi,David Dellafiore,Patricia Collins and Lancilotto Bellini.

Comment by William M on January 5, 2020 at 3:24am

with an assembling zine the work is sent to each participant(originals not copies of the work). it may not be obvious by the pictures from circulaire 132 -  but that's all original work glued/taped into the zine.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 4, 2020 at 9:05pm

For Circulaire 132, t says' Pour participer, faire parvenir 25 originaux de timbres d'artiste, ATC, cartes postales personnalisées, oeuvres de format 8cm X 8cm, poèmes etc... signés et numérotés. Une copie originale du zine sera envoyée à chaque participants.'

They send you a copy of the zine, but what happens to the 25 originals you send them?

Comment by Terry Owenby on January 4, 2020 at 4:47am

No, I haven't taken a look at the Circulaire 132 website yet. I must do that! Thanks for the suggestion, William. :-) 

Comment by William M on January 3, 2020 at 8:43am

terry, i'm glad you're finding the Circulaire 132 post inspiring. it was one of the first mail art assembling zines i contributed to when i started to get back into mail art and it's still one of my faves. you can see a lot of the back issues on their website - if you haven't taken a look at it yet.

Comment by William M on January 3, 2020 at 8:41am

jennifer, yeah, i think there are rules buried beneath the surface. i think everyone has their own version of those rules. i mean rules for themselves as to what they think is ok and what they think is not. do you keep everything sent to you? do you pass work on to others? do you add or mutilate what is sent to you and send it back to the sender or send it on to someone else? do you respond to every piece of mail sent to you? i think those are some of the rules that everyone decides for themselves. and of course there are basic rules for mail art calls.

Comment by Terry Owenby on January 2, 2020 at 8:29pm

Thanks for sharing your Circulaire 132 selections, Williams. I am hoping to join in this endeavor soon and seeing others' work is both education and inspiration for me.  The art is wonderful!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 2, 2020 at 2:04pm

William - I like the much greater anarchy of the mail art world than the way the mainstream art world runs itself, but I'm starting to think there are more rules than I first suspected. Buried beneath the surface?

Comment by William M on January 2, 2020 at 9:31am

Selections from an issue of Circulaire 132 which found its way to my mailbox today:


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