Barrington Jackson
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Mail-Artist since:
1974 or there abouts. I was sick of the postal service and wanted to get them pissed off.
My Website (without http://): zebras
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I love the open and unpretentious quality of the people who are involved. The artwork is delicious. It takes off in every direction imaginable without boundaries. The geographical dispersion of the artists is also an exciting element.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
135 High Street Montclair New Jersey 07042 USA


My first introduction to the members - aside from joining some groups - was to post a picture of my desk with my mail art (which some of you receive) which is under construction.


The second is an enticing opening to a story, "Tethered" told in the first person by Nathan who is befriended by a novice in the convent who has some serious mental problems.


Tethered, a short story.


Finally, I have something different to tell you: this story about Marta. I will tell it quickly because I may not get the opportunity to write again. I have a small notebook in which to scribble – and hopefully I can smuggle it out.

I am here, caged, left alone and prepared to die. I have been in this jail cell for six days. It is cold and wretched. A hint of light comes in high on the concrete walls.  The silence is disorienting. I keep from being restless by marking the incremental passage of time across the wall high above my head, and by scribbling these notes.

I am guilty. I have confessed. The police inspector knows the story – though he seems quite skeptical about the details. We will investigate and verify, he said. That’s reasonable. He rubbed his chin languorously while I talked, asking me occasionally to repeat things and commenting on my pallor. You look as if you need some sun, which I took for professional solicitousness. It is not likely that I will get much sun in here.

These sobering events have transpired within the year, yet I strain against the flicker of recall. Marta will not appreciate that I have confessed. I have only to wait for whatever is next.

if  you want to read more you can pick the story at

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At 8:32pm on March 28, 2014, Jean Claude SARPI said…

Hi there,and welcome! If you would like to exchange mail art with me, please just let me know!"

At 4:09am on November 6, 2011, Terry Reid said…
Barirington,  here is the Korean show update for the SECREt eXCHANGE at the Tell Me Tell Me exhibition at MoCA, hope you will pARTicipate: 

Duchamp's not Klein Blue suit
At 8:28am on October 19, 2011, Karin Greenwood said…
Hi I need your address so I can send you mailart. Take care, Karin.
At 6:28am on October 17, 2011, Karin Greenwood said…
Thank you, it will be nice to be friends with you on IUOMA, take care , Karin
At 10:35am on June 5, 2011, Terry Reid said…

hi Barrington gone wrong (how did you do this? very nice)


here is an invitation to pARTicipate in the SECREt eXCHANGE exhibitions...pass the invitation on to your friends, and let me know on my page if you will or won't be able to contribute; go to IUoMA Events...or click on the link   thx, Terry Reid, and hope to hear from you

(in facebook it is at :!/profile.php?id=100000748977585 )
send me a friends request to speed up communications

At 2:38am on July 18, 2010, Samuel Montalvetti said…
At 11:38am on May 29, 2010, Maurizio Follin said…
I would be happy to receive your contribution.



The production of an art that fits exclusively one’s own creative needs without stooping to compromises to make it a consumer good

Format: free

Technique free: 2 & 3 d, music, video, performance, poetry and small stories(on digital support)

deadline: 2010, December 10th

no return, no fee, no selection, no jury
(No pornography please)

Works should be sent at the following address:

Maurizio Follin, Via M.te Cervino, 27
30173 Favaro - Venezia - Italy

please insert name, surname, country, address + e-mail address (for notification of final documentation) and web site if exist.

All works must be send by post with postage stamps.

On line catalogue on the website:

pdf catalog by : Claudio Romeo

Galleria Terre Rare - Bologna
Garage N.3 Gallery - Venezia Mestre
Spazio espositivo "Barrique" - Scriò di Dolegna del Collio GO

Evento organizzato in collaborazione con:
DodoDada Arte Postale -
Terre Rare - http://
Ambasciata di Venezia :
Reantà Non Ordinaria -

Testi critici : Giancarlo Da Lio

Ciao and thanks


At 3:55pm on May 28, 2010, Maurizio Follin said…
is a pleasure to do your knowledge

At 2:04pm on May 28, 2010, Maura Di Giulio said…

This is the second step of my project: NO OIL IN ABRUZZO!
Here informations:
New deadline 31 july 2010
Mail art call : No oil in abruzzo!
No return
Technique free
Size maximum A4
All works must be sent by snail mail
If you don’t feel like the Giants of the Oil say your No!
You can find info about the fight against oil and about Abruzzo on the following link:

Send to :
Maura Di Giulio
Via Sant’Antonio 22
66020 Pollutri (CH)
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