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John Gayer might attend MoriceMarcuse's event


August 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021
Open Call for Artist dedicated toLOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY The Artist Morice Marcuse invites artists to reflect on the theme contextualizing it in their socio-geographical framework. The topics of research and reflection are: LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITYARTISTS CAN SEND MORE THAN ONE ARTWORK TO:Morice MarcuseVia Venezia 2/a 54033 (MS) Carrara ItalyDEADLINE: 15 August 2021- PLEASE SHAREIt’s possible to send, signed and completed with technique and title:Collages, Photographs, Postcards, Objects, and…See More
John Gayer commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Those holes in Bruxelles pic give a strange aura of having eyes. Had no idea that building's been around for such a long time. I saw it in person about 20 years ago and thought it was under construction. Maybe it was being refurbished."
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
John Gayer commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art to the Moon
"virtual presence"
Mel Anie commented on John Gayer's blog post Mel Anie's Move the Hands Four Times
"Here is john's response to my response. He mailed 're-move the hands four times' 2 months ago! Finland is only up the road, no big oceans to cross but.....I wonder where all these hands have been? Now, what will my response be?"
Apr 12
John Gayer joined Ruud Janssen's group

Mail-Art to the Moon

When you could send a piece of Mail-Art to the Moon. What would you send? When you think of it, why not try to send something to the Moon and report here the results.....
Apr 12
John Gayer commented on Mel Anie's blog post John Gayer Re-moves the hands 4 times
"Happy that it made it to you. "
Mar 30
John Gayer commented on jon foster's blog post I Put Pictures of My Face in Little Libraries
"That is the best"
Mar 30
John Gayer commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"First International Festival of Manuports    17.8 - 10.10.2021 Kohta, a privately initiated kunsthalle in Finland’s capital Helsinki, invites artists from all over the world to submit artworks for an experimental international group…"
Mar 30
John Gayer commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"'A one time, but never again visit' to Wigan sounds rather enticing to me. Must add it to my post-Covid list of things to do."
Mar 29
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
"In advance of the archive"
Mar 25
Ana Kawajiri joined John Gayer's group

Conceptual Mail Art Projects

This is a place for listing mail art project ideas – however impossible, theoretical or incomplete they might be. Think of it as an archive or a dumping ground for projects that haven’t yet or cannot, practically speaking, be realised. Think of it also as a bank of ideas that may inspire  other mail artists. See More
Mar 24
Yvonne Kettner commented on John Gayer's group mini mail art
"Sometimes I like to make some inchies, these collage ones I made last year..."
Feb 22
John Gayer is attending E's event

"E" est mort, vive "E"! at GUIVRY (France)

July 3, 2066 at 6pm to February 17, 2067 at 7pm
Feb 15
John Gayer is attending Leo Reijnders's event

MAIL ART PROJECT "ALBENE" at Belgium, Netherlands, Albanie

January 28, 2021 to January 28, 2022
MAILARTPROJECT “ALBENE”Belgium artist, curator, radiomaker, DJ, AnimationmoviesLEO REIJNDERS - THE CLOUDKNITTER - CLOUD FORCE ONEOrganises with the EMBASSY of Albania in The Hague (The Netherlands) and in collaberation with QUARTAIR the oldest and best art collectif of The Hague.Everyone worldwide can participate in this Project artist or not, famous or unknown, green yellow or still blue, wet behind your ears or or just fullgrown, in the mood or in a bad temper, mathematician or innocent…See More
Feb 15

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Mail-Artist since:
2010 (or maybe 1983)
My Website (without http://):
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
freedom of expression, humour, oblique perspectives of mundane truths
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)

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At 11:54pm on January 11, 2021, Sniffkittens said…

Thank you. It struck me (while looking it over while I was posting it here) how relevant the cover image was to the Mars thing. One of those strange coincidences I suppose...

Thanks again for looking.

At 11:46pm on June 1, 2019, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Thanks for the info on marker art process.

At 10:16pm on March 1, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

I liked your flooring material. I extracted this material from the postal envelope. Something sprouted on it !!!

At 12:56pm on January 15, 2019, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Arrivata!!!!  bellissima!!!1  ti abbraccio. b  W LA MAIL ART W IUOMA!!!!!1

At 12:13am on December 19, 2018, Norma Soulet said…

Hi John,

Hope you are doing well.

So happy my Fabric Fragment arrived and you like it.

Until next time,


At 7:51pm on November 23, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Hello John,


I sent you a collage to the specified address.

At 12:12pm on November 1, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao John ti ho inviato una Mail Art... un abbraccio W LA MAIL ART!!!!

At 4:50pm on July 19, 2018, carl baker said…

thanks john,

theres nothing on the iuoma projects page.

At 10:12pm on February 6, 2018, Gen Harrison said…

Why thank you kind sir...

At 2:08am on February 3, 2018, emily louise said…

Thanks for the greetings.  I'm very new to IUOMA and am just starting to explore the website. greeting back from Eureka, California

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Postcards for Perec

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 10:51am 0 Comments

Mel Anie's Move the Hands Four Times

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 10:34am 2 Comments

Great to receive Mel Anie's Rijksmuseum themed work, which is a response to the Rijksmuseum map piece that I sent to Ilya Semenenko-Basin. The art invites me to re-contextualise her rearrangement of a reproduction of an x-ray image of Rembrandt's portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet, a painting from a Welsh collection once exhibited at the Rijksmuseum. …




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