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Visual Mom is attending Uwe Klein's event

mail art call "Maria" at Offene BehindertenArbeit

January 29, 2019 to January 28, 2020
Nov 7
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Oddly, I recieved word from Willie Marlowe via snail mail today that she does not wish to participate. So if you already sent her mail, she will respond with the return of your mail and a note, and alas, a Hannah Hoch puzzle. But she doesn't…"
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Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Yesterday, on Hannah Höch's 130th Birthday, our post person arrived with mail from Bibianna Padilla Maltos!"
Nov 2
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Yesterday, right on Hannah Höch's 130th Birthday, our post person arrived with Micklegate mail from Mary Anne! "
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Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
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Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
Nov 1
Visual Mom left a comment for Mary Anne
"Yes, it is Noriko Shimizu."
Oct 26
Mary Anne left a comment for Visual Mom
"Just checking - Heleen thought it was Noriko not Nioriko Shimizu?"
Oct 24
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"My spouse, John M. Bennett, has been given the address list I have for Hannah Hoch Birthday Box participants - He declares himself an active participant ready to sent out mail TODAY. AND there may be two more men joining (one from Greece and one…"
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Oct 11
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"My list of HH BD BOX participants is one dozen: Heleen de Vaan, Mary Anne, Charlotte Geister, Carmen Kennedy, Cascadia Artpost (Jack Lattemann), Megan Blafas Chriss, Rosalie Gancie, Willie Marlowe, Hazel Jones, Stefan Brand Stifter, Bibiana Padilla…"
Oct 11
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Thankyou, Mary Anne - I gave Megan a list of addresses for the participants we have so far, but hopefully she'll get in this group before Nov. 1st so she can post a photo of her Hannah Hoch Birthday Box."
Oct 3
Judith Dagan left a comment for Visual Mom
"Mehrl. I would love to exchange art with you. I admire your work and johns also. I am not too good with social media but love the variely of art I find at iuoma. I've become less prompt and reliable in replying to MA. Most of my friends here…"
Oct 3
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I have an artist friend who wants to be part of the Hannah Hoch Birthday Box project. She's waiting for her IUOMA account to be approved so she can verify her participation on this group site. She is listed as Megan Blafas-Chriss at this…"
Oct 3

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Mail-Artist since:
1977
My Website (without http://):
http://cmehrlbennett.wordpress.com/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I'm enjoy sharing my art and having an artist/poet support network which is more important to my creativity then institutional attention, which is often more stifling then supportive. These days, mail-art is more the NORM for me then the creation of art objects or canvas paintings. I've been working more in 2-D with graphics software anyway, and that is well suited to creating small book editions and mailart multiples. My spouse, John M. Bennett, and I were able to meet Clemente Padin & other Latin American visual poets/ experimental writers in 2008 in Montevideo Uruguay, and to enjoy Paris France with Nicolas Carras and Alan Revich for a week. In 2009 we presented visual poetry in Mexico City at the X Bieniel, and again, ten years later, in 2019 we performed in a gallery space in Mexico City. We were invited back to Montevideo, UR to perform at Mundial Poetico and then to present visual poetry in a gallery and presented videos for Video Bardo event in Buenos Aires, AR. In 2011, flux fests enabled us to perform fluxus scores in Chicago (between 2011-2018 seven Chicago Fluxfests!) and in Staten Island & NYC; in Toronto Ontario 2019. During most of that time we also partook in annual Roanoke VA MAF and AfterMAF events, plus the occasional Minneapolis gigs via Musicmaster and MN Book Arts events. I've became more involved with artist stamps when I helped Ginny Lloyd to research/edit articles for a book about 30 women artistamp creators who've contributed to her artistamp archive. It is listed at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ginnylloyd. Around the same time (end of Sept.'12) Fantagraphics released The Last Vispo (1998-2009) for which I'm one of four contributing editors. Both those editing opportunities came about because of a desire to stay active and involved with the network.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
C Mehrl Bennett
137 Leland Ave.
Columbus OH 43214

cmehrlbennett@gmail.com

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R.I.P. Steven Donald Dalachinsky

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 3:30am 3 Comments

I received this collaged postcard from Steve Dalachinsky this month, but didn't get around to a reply before he passed away yesterday. He said he didn't have a lot of mail art correspondents anymore, but we knew Steve personally because of shared poetry circles, where Steve was a shining star. Our son crossed paths with Steve at Sun Ra Arkestra earlier on the same day he experienced a stroke. Later that day he performed his poetry at "A Book About Death" 10th Anniversary Exhibit at Islip Art…

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Posted on August 7, 2019 at 2:46pm 3 Comments

Dadabloge

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 6:21pm 1 Comment

Yesterday, June 21, 2018, MOBIUS posted our documentation of FluxmaZZ performance, which took place at Portage Park, Chicago, as part of Chicago Fluxfest. But also look at other posts that are being put up all during this month of June - especially look at the Dada Nurse events that happened earlier this month on Staten Island.

Collab by Vizma Bruns and C Mehrl Bennett

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 10:09pm 1 Comment

May 11, 2018

Scanning & Sharing Mailart here or on Facebook platform

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 5:06pm 8 Comments

I put more weight on a reply via snail mail than on any kind of online documentation by the recipient of my mailart. And I hope my mailart contacts are not offended when I do not scan and document online the mailart they send to me. I am old-school in that regard. Though occasionally I might scan & post mailart I receive, it's only done on a whim, not with any regularity.

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At 1:28am on October 24, 2019, Mary Anne said…

Just checking - Heleen thought it was Noriko not Nioriko Shimizu?

At 12:06pm on October 3, 2019, Judith Dagan said…

Mehrl. I would love to exchange art with you. I admire your work and johns also. I am not too good with social media but love the variely of art I find at iuoma. I've become less prompt and reliable in replying to MA. Most of my friends here are cool with that.  Shanah Tova. 

At 9:07am on October 1, 2019, Charlotte Geister said…

Hi Mom, best holidays with a lot of wonderful days! I will look out for your mailart!

Best wishes Charlotte

At 11:35pm on September 28, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

Thank you, VisMom.  I think I just nicknamed you. o.O The collage slideshow is a short series of colabs w/ Borderline Graphics. I like everything he touches -- in the realm of art, lol.

At 8:50am on August 3, 2019, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Super great!

Many thanks for ALL that you send xxx

see:

At 3:23pm on April 8, 2019, jon foster said…

I have no moniker, just boring Jon.

At 7:46pm on April 4, 2019, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks Catherine.

At 9:32pm on September 8, 2018, Bill Porter said…

Hi Mehrl,

I also remember times gone past. Thanks for the friend-vite. My best to you *and* your spouse!

~Bill Porter @ The Olathe Poste

At 6:38pm on April 16, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao bella immagine con cappello " compleanno artistico 2017!  ti abbraccio . b

At 10:43pm on March 7, 2018, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks. I Received you wonderfull mail. Tomorrow I send you my mail art. Please when I received send  e-mail. 

 
 
 

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