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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Visual Mom
"ah, CRETE! Thank you xxx"
May 25
Visual Mom commented on Adam Roussopoulos's photo
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Carved a new Artistamp set! Make your own Warhol!

"WOW -- lots of color laying going down!"
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C Mehrl Bennett postoid

"That green inked stamp was made by Stampland (Picasso Gaglione and Darlene Domel) from a photo of George Maciunas, Fluxus guy (he died young from pancreatic cancer though he never smoked or drank). Check him out on Wikipedia!"
Mar 17
Visual Mom commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post VisPo and Vision from the Bennetts
"I need to mail you a pair of 2020 Vision glasses, too, but waiting until we get to the next TLP collab so we can send those at the same time."
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Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
Jan 29
Visual Mom replied to Judith Dagan's discussion Carmen. in the group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I printed this out on photo paper for my HH BD Box, Judy, dated Nov 2019 with credits to you. Love your collages!"
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Visual Mom's blog post The Smashing Melodrama of The Postal Service
"count me in,I've got my popcorn and pop. I'D love to see a postal drama play, maybe we should write one....from a mail artist prospective, of course"
Jan 6
Bradford commented on Visual Mom's blog post The Smashing Melodrama of The Postal Service
"What the Hell?  I would've liked to have seen this production both for the play itself as well as for the crowd (too optimistic?) enticed to attend."
Jan 6
Visual Mom commented on Visual Mom's blog post The Smashing Melodrama of The Postal Service
"paper isn't really this white, as this is old - bought it today for $2.00 at a paper show - size 2.25" x 2.75""
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Visual Mom's blog post Outgoing
"OWL see something FISHy? Fun print! (and blogging this OWL soon :-)"
Dec 4, 2019
Visual Mom commented on Visual Mom's blog post Hannah Höch Birthday Box Project
"The distorted video at YouTube does not have all the mailart documented, it's only a small sampling."
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Bibiana Padilla Maltos commented on Visual Mom's blog post Hannah Höch Birthday Box Project
"the distorted video is also fantastic! Loved both versions."
Dec 1, 2019
Visual Mom commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Click HERE to see my UNDISTORTED video documention for our Nov. 2019 HHBD Box project. There is a link to the distorted YOUTUBE version on my IUOMA page via blog -- it's distorted / more surreal"
Nov 30, 2019

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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 USA

cmehrlbennett@gmail.com

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Posted on December 4, 2019 at 2:36am 1 Comment

Hannah Höch Birthday Box Project

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:44pm 2 Comments

CLICK HERE for source of audio for my HHBD Box project documentary

and then CLICK HERE to see my YOUTUBE video, which through some accidental glitch has a strange spiral distortion to it. The one I posted to IUOMA (2018 and after) Facebook site is not distorted. …

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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

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At 9:10am on May 25, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

ah, CRETE!

Thank you xxx

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

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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

 
 
 

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