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Talk by John Held

Started Feb 11, 2020 0 Replies

Just a reminder in case any of you missed it. As part of the CURIOUS THINGS exhibition now on at Special Collections, MMU in Manchester. John Held is parachuting in as he returns to  USA via his…Continue

Tags: manchester, mailart, meeting, talk, symposium

Merry Crimble !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Leigh Dec 23, 2011. 4 Replies

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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Bunnyland T- Shirts
"Thanks Patricia!"
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Bunnyland T- Shirts

A new stamp sheet using a found image on the interweb. I couldn't resist changing it slightly for the second sheet.See More
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A Tap On The Head

The other day we addressed a long term problem with our dripping taps.  They were getting worse - one in particular - in the bathroom hand basin was almost a constant flow - like water torture!   Anyway, we gathered the tools and washers etc. and took the tap apart in a similar manner to the Will's cigarette card depiction here. They are old taps - probably from the…See More
Jul 12
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"Thanks John. I suppose thats what drew me to it in the first place - it's enigmacy ( is that a word?) . Some thing about being part of an underground art movement is very appealing - and at the same time we want to share it with the world and…"
Jul 12
John Gayer commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"In my mind mail art remains an enigma - especially In its relationship with museums and galleries, which is tenuous and unpredictable. It is a dynamic mode of art (though a lesser form of expression in many people's eyes) and mainly a private…"
Jul 12
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"Thanks Ilya and Raphael for your interesting suggestions.  Maybe some day we can hope for such a thing but it seems a long way off!  "
Jul 11
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Sorry about this Mel.   Not sure when or where but not getting out much over the last year or so ( I wonder why?)  .  Maybe bump into you in the mail?"
Jul 11
Raphael Nadolny commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"This is a good idea proposed by Ilya, but will you be able to find an independent entity or museum to run the Mail Art Central Archive? Perhaps an international foundation should be established to deal with heritage related to the Art of the Post"
Jul 11
Ilya Semenenko-Basin commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"I propose that we start looking together for a good private museum that will accept the collections and archives accumulated by the artists. We need such an assembly point, storage and careful use facility! Where can we find one?"
Jul 11
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"Mom Kat, yes, it's a problem all serious mail artists face - sooner or later!   What to do with that pile of boxes full of envelopes, postcards, objects, cassettes, etc.   We have  no answers - nobody seems to be…"
Jul 11
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"What to do with mail art boxes and boxes and archives, Michael ???? Anyone want some 3,000 mail art pieces that had arrived in Greece over the past 10 years? Time to "de-clutter" my studio :-("
Jul 11
Michael Leigh posted a blog post

It's Coming Home!

Yes, the big chunk of our mail art archive that was the "CURIOUS THINGS" exhibition in Manchester is eventually coming home soon. After many months in lockdown - mothballed in the Special Collections it is being packed up by the lovely people who work there and will soon be back in the coal hole - if we can find room for it!  I suspect we'll have to go through it all…See More
Jul 11
Mel Anie commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Guess who I did/n't bump into today? "
Jul 5
Michael Leigh posted a blog post

New Postal Regulations as From Today

Just back from posting a packet to Germany and told the PRINTED MATTER written on the outside doesnt mean much now since these new rules and regulations. Apparently personal stuff like Birthday Cards and Xmas Cards are OK but "printed matter" and "artwork" etc. Anything that could be construde as saleable or "business" would be liable to tax and a needsa customs form on the back.  (bloody Brexshit!)  So be warned.  Don't write printed matter or it will be questioned by the post office staff (…See More
Jul 1
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I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours!

Vivid dream about Bob last night who lived in the East End of London just around the time I was there back in the 80's. He was sitting in a sand pit making constructions out of bricks and twigs with the local kids.  I was taking photos of him and the sand pit. He said "Hey man, stop taking photos of me!" and I said "It's OK BOB it's not a real camera - just my fingers contorted into the shape of a camera for dream like purposes."  He seemed OK with that explaination.  His house was a slum just…See More
Jun 25
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Birthday/ Fathers Day
"Happy Happy!"
Jun 22

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Mail-Artist since:
1967
My Website (without http://):
http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
How else would I get to meet so many fascinating people? I enjoy getting postcards, envelopes, projects, objects, etc. through the letter flap. I have met some very nice people over the years through the mail including my dear wife.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
wastedpapiers@yahoo.co.uk

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Bunnyland T- Shirts

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 9:55am 2 Comments

A new stamp sheet using a found image on the interweb. I couldn't resist changing it slightly for the second sheet.…

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A Tap On The Head

Posted on July 12, 2021 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

The other day we addressed a long term problem with our dripping taps.  They were getting worse - one in particular - in the bathroom hand basin was almost a constant flow - like water torture!   Anyway, we gathered the tools and washers etc. and took the tap apart in a similar manner to the Will's cigarette card depiction here. They are old taps - probably…

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It's Coming Home!

Posted on July 11, 2021 at 8:00am 7 Comments

Yes, the big chunk of our mail art archive that was the "CURIOUS THINGS" exhibition in Manchester is eventually coming home soon. After many months in lockdown - mothballed in the Special Collections it is being packed up by the lovely people who work there and will soon be back in the coal hole - if we can find room for it!  I suspect we'll have to go…

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New Postal Regulations as From Today

Posted on July 1, 2021 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

Just back from posting a packet to Germany and told the PRINTED MATTER written on the outside doesnt mean much now since these new rules and regulations. Apparently personal stuff like Birthday Cards and Xmas Cards are OK but "printed matter" and "artwork" etc. Anything that could be construde as saleable or "business" would be liable to tax and a needsa customs form on the back.  (bloody Brexshit!)  So be warned.  Don't write printed matter or it will be questioned by the post office staff…

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At 6:58pm on January 7, 2021, Richard Canard said…

07.01.21 Dare Mister Michael Leigh, ..."How do you highlight someone's name in red with a link?"----You must be one of those from  the olden times--- the snail mail people---whatta you call  em ---"Mail Artists" from the twentieth century. Hang in there & Good Luck, SinCelery, Richard Canard

At 10:05pm on December 12, 2020, Mel Anie said…

Hi Michael, I contacted the Special Collections department about it recently - but they are not open so I haven't 'seen' any of it yet. Another online avenue of exploration for me to follow up at the moment - I am stumbling along. I am very intrigued by the history and development of mail art. I didn't really know anything about it until I stumbled into it as a result of these lockdowns. It's one of those, 'curious things'. 

At 12:51pm on November 16, 2020, Mail Art Martha said…
The emails were empty appart from a link. Also they say to come from Yahoo but the wastedpapiers address said 'damimas.com' All very strange.
I do not want to write to your Yahoo address in case it is compromised.
At 12:43pm on November 16, 2020, Mail Art Martha said…
Michael Good morning.
John has received two strange emails apparently from you . Their Yahoo adresses are wastedpapierscand wastedpapiersv
Did you send them? This is also strange as you and I have been recently communicating via Protonmail which is very safe. It is free with no ads. I do not use Yahoo anymore it drove me crazy with ads.
I hope your email has not been hacked
At 4:57pm on May 10, 2020, Mark Rossmiller, Ph.D. said…

At 3:01pm on April 30, 2020, Mail Art Martha said…

I love that orange dog!

I am also enjoying self isolation, we are taking it very seriously and started a week before the official date.

But I still have that I-cannot-cope-feeling. To think that some of my non-mail artists friends are bored. What is that?  Do you know?

This is for you, from Retailia with love.

At 5:06pm on January 12, 2020, Petrolpetal said…

Please send me your postal address.

At 5:20pm on December 19, 2019, Richard Canard said…

19.12.19 Dare  Mister Michael Leigh,   ...Oh, to be in Manchester (at least for a couple of days)  Congratulations! "Curious Things" looks indeed most curious. Is that a Claes Olden burg  Rubber Stamp I see sitting on the topshelf of the vitrine??? Best Wishes (& deserving so )for your exhibition.SinCelery, Richard Canard

At 4:00pm on October 12, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Great to hear from you Michael! FYI, my email address is jackklattemann@comcast.net

You should receive the Hannah commemoration envelope soon. Yesterday I sent Hazel mail that she should received in the next week.

All the best,

Jack

At 1:14am on August 15, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Michael, could you send me your postal address? I wish to include you in a September mailing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fluxus Bucks. ~Jack Lattemann, Cascadia Artpost, 3116 Moore St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501-3517 USA ~ jackklattemann@comcast.net

 
 
 

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