Hannah Höch (fan club)

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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.

Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. 

For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested others, I haven't one), this group can be the place to share your thoughts and mail art, tributing to and/or inspired by Hannah Höch.

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Carmen.

Started by Judith Dagan. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Nov 6. 2 Replies

I am pleased you like the card... But the poor darling left Israel with…Continue

Hannah Höch in books

Started by Heleen de Vaan. Last reply by Visual Mom Oct 16. 6 Replies

As Cascadia Artpost already suggested, there are great books which show the work, and sometimes personal photos, of Hannah Höch.I thought to start this blog post so that all of you/us can share the…Continue

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Comment by Charlotte Geister on September 27, 2019 at 10:00am

Hi all Hannah's birthday participants, One question: when shall we start sending something nice for the box? It takes some time from Germany to the USA...

Best hugs Charlotte

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on September 25, 2019 at 1:50pm

Mary Anne, you have come up with a great name for this project:  Hannah Hoch's Birthday Box  ...quite catchy.

Am getting excited. Austin Public Library has one copy of The Photomontages of Hannah Höch and I have placed a hold on it and am number one in the queue. 

Comment by Mary Anne on September 23, 2019 at 10:31pm

There are now six people on the list!!!

Comment by Mary Anne on September 23, 2019 at 10:23pm

130 was just wishful thinking but we might manage a dozen or so . . .

Time is short and therefore against us.

Comment by Visual Mom on September 23, 2019 at 9:13pm

It might be hard to get 130 participants, but possibly could ask participants to mail 130 mailart ephemera each and do an assembling project that goes back out to the contributors.. Decisions to make: largest paper size (A4 or postcard size) and if 3-D objects keep size/weight to a minimum- Wouldn't hurt to suggest contributions from participants towards postage required to return 130 assemblings to the participants, if that's the route you're going? I like the idea of each participant creating their own container when they recieve the assembling & email a photo of it to whoever sets up a blog documentation, or if limited to IUOMA members, then each contributor would post an image of their container at this forum. Just brain storming here.

Comment by Charlotte Geister on September 22, 2019 at 5:39pm

I agree with Mary Anne that it would be quite interesting, if everyone  would make they own box. I rather love to look at flea markets and there you could find also fitting and cheap things. 

Meanwhile I have checked the fees for the post office. In Germany you can send a  fat letter when it is 12,5 cm x 23, 5 cm and 1 cm high at an agreeable fee. Otherwise it get's really expensive. So I would just take these measures for my "birthday present". 

Comment by Mary Anne on September 22, 2019 at 5:06pm

A Cascadia of questions.

The idea was that everyone found/made their own boxes.  If they did it at the end of the project, they could make it a fitting size but everyone's would probably be different.  There are flat-pack boxes on E-bay quite cheap if anyone wanted to post the box as well as the artwork.

I don't think anyone involved has much experience of organising a project like this so it is a case of making-it-up-as-we-go-along. I think the fewer rules the better but I will follow the herd whatever it thinks best.

Comment by Cascadia Artpost on September 22, 2019 at 4:54pm

The Cascadia Artpost perspective: (1) Who is constructing boxes? We have constructed boxes with an opening lid in the past, but 130 boxes would be a formidable project. In a past collaborative project with 30 participants I constructed 15 boxes, and a friend another 15. The custom box part of the project for 30 boxes took 2 months to complete. (2) Another question: What will be the dimensions of the box? Or up to the maker? (3) Boxes can be spendy to mail, particularly to international addresses; on the Cascadia Artpost project, the 14 boxes to participants outside the U.S. cost $15 each to mail plus time at the local post office for a clerk to process customs forms (we took 4-5 at a time to the PO so three trips). (4) Cascadia Artpost would be capable of producing multiple copies of a mini artistamp sheet by/before 01-Nov but not sure about a box or boxes as materials would need to be procured. --- So, back to the first two questions determining logistics. The name "Hannah Hoch's Birthday Box" is catchy, though.

Comment by Mary Anne on September 22, 2019 at 4:17pm

Sensible Charlotte - everything right!

130 artists works out at about three artists a week - just a thought.  We would need to find big boxes . . .

Comment by Charlotte Geister on September 22, 2019 at 2:56pm

Hi Mary Anne, I think the name for the project is perfect! But perhaps the deadline being the 01.11.2019 would be a bit tight... I am still working and I don't know what about the others... What about the end of November? I also love the idea of 130 pieces throughout her 130th year, but it is rather a lot, and it is no good, if the pieces are just made to fill the box.

hugs Charlotte

 

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