June 2012 Blog Posts (224)

Mail Art with a warning from Marguerite Keen

Always like art with warning labels-it adds to the suspense. Got this great envelope from her packed full of interesting bits and pieces. My favorite is the instructional pamphlet on how to do a zine bomb: she shows how to make these A4/8 pages in one 8X10 sheet on the underside of hers. I just learned how to make this about a month ago and it definately saves on printing…


Added by DKeys on June 25, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments


somehow I could see Nadine's cast of characters resting comfortably in Claudia's living furniture environments. I'm going to leave the secret junk a secret-great stuff as always Nadine thank you!!

Added by DKeys on June 25, 2012 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments

New Toy from Sarah Churchill

I waas so excited to receive this trashbook from Sarah. She has used junkmail, magazine pages, lottery tickets, a fully intact teabag which I…


Added by DKeys on June 25, 2012 at 4:23pm — 4 Comments

Blue Greek Islands - Katerina Nikoltsou, Greece

In mai I was participating in Val's mysterious-jigsaw-puzzle-project. I received puzzle pieces from different puzzles and so did other Mail Artist. I sent the pieces to Katerina, wrapped in blue Ikea-paper. She made these beautiful blue islands card. Recycling is fun! Thank you…


Added by Suus in Mokum on June 25, 2012 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

"Kindness" sent by Nadine.06.21.12

a beautiful water color from Nadine...only a mother's love <3

a very heart tugging card...thank you Nadine *!*

Added by Amy Irwen on June 25, 2012 at 12:02am — 3 Comments

Recruiting Material Arrives from DKult Headquarters

Now I will have to put on my starched white shirt and dress slacks and go door-to-door to pass out my pamphlets and discuss the saving grace of DKult [art]...

All of this paraphernalia arrived stuffed in a Kane County Jury Commission envelope--repurposed and re-addressed to me. (I hope our DKult leader isn't shirking her civic duties by sending her jury summons…


Added by Thom Courcelle on June 24, 2012 at 8:48pm — 7 Comments

Photo for biograph - Carina Granlund, Finland

Another colourful piece of Mail Art that raises questions. Carina went to Kristinestad in Finland, to take this beautiful picture. It is from a biograph. The tickets may suggest she had to take a plane to do this project. Very intriguing. Thank you, Carina.

Added by Suus in Mokum on June 24, 2012 at 11:11am — 9 Comments

The Beaver and the Mockingbird

I went home to see my mom (age 96) a few weeks ago and I noticed a Mockingbird singing away at the top of a telephone pole in front of her house. He sang for (what seemed) like five hours straight (with breaks for water and insects). I thought, “Now there’s a guy who likes the sound of his own voice.” Birders will interject, “but it’s not his voice. It’s a compendium of bird songs plus whatever other sounds he fancies.” True dat. But five hours! This is like Barbra Streisand singing for an…


Added by David Stafford on June 24, 2012 at 12:24am — 12 Comments

Exhibit # 24 (CH. 6) from Theresa Williams

Added by PIRO on June 23, 2012 at 11:40pm — No Comments

THE FLUXUS BEAT: Ben Vautier (France), State of Being (USA), liketelevisionsnow (USA), Victoria Barvenko (Russia), Samuel Montalvetti (Argentina), Bruno Cassaglia (Italy), Ruud Janssen (Netherlands)

Mail-art by Ben Vautier (Nice, France)

June 23, 2012 - This is my second "Fluxus Beat" blog where I post work I have received from artists in the international mail-art network who are part of Fluxus or…


Added by De Villo Sloan on June 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Delicate Mail Art Goody Bag - Carl Baker, Canada

This big but at the same time very delicate envelop arrived from Canada. No folds, completely intact... it's amazing!

The back of the envelop has a kind of historical chalk drawing. Beautiful. I recognize an elephant, but what do you see?…


Added by Suus in Mokum on June 23, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Stripygoose and Stephanie Blake

For the Hippie Dippy artcall I got some Flying Beatles Birds from Stripygoose.  Very cute Beatles heads...thanks SG! :)

and Stephanie breaking out the sewing machine and the stamp carving tools.  Love the sewn centipede and of course this freshly carved IUOMA stamp :)…


Added by Arac on June 23, 2012 at 3:35am — No Comments

5POSTCARDS about memories of school: the exhibition

230 postcards by Education students at the University of Roehampton! This was a project involving 46 students, me (Sue Smedley) and Andy Hoang. Each student made 5 postcards to represent something they remember from school - dinnertimes, playtimes, friends, teachers, school trips... lots of different experiences and emotions and lots of discussion about what is important in education. The postcards weren't judged or assessed. The Launch Event yesterday, was attended by students, lecturers,…


Added by stripygoose on June 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

CUT/PASTE-New Collages!

Look at these here:

Bigger and better collages than I`m used to making!

These were done in preparation for an exchange/collaboration with Hugh Brisman (http://wearefuxus.blogspot.ca/) who is a sticker artist from America. It's uncommon for me to work so large, but I got into it, and I love it. I can thank Hugh for forcing me to push my boundries.

Here's a few collages I made, excluding the ones I am sedning to Hugh, as I don't…


Added by Lindsay Stewart on June 22, 2012 at 7:19pm — 1 Comment

Over a week away...lots o mailart I say!

Psychodelic envelope...great lead in to the Hippie Dippy trashpo collage(rolling papers included) sent in by Not Hi Ng.  Many thanks No Thing, this is very cool! I knew when I saw his old van that Nothing, No Thing or Not Hi Ng was a keeper! :)



Added by Arac on June 22, 2012 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

From Viviana Cernjul-Argentina. Amazing mailart collages!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on June 22, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

From Hanna Kantelinen - Finland. "Hip" mailart postcard!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on June 22, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Evil Baby pulling all the strings from Sky(bridge)

Lisa sent me these paper dolls-some disembodied legs and feet, so I added some things to make them complete. The baby arrived without clothes, so I put them on the poor thing only to realize that he was a diabolical tyrant pulling Barbie's string and threatening to overturn DKult. I'm sure Lisa had no idea of this when she popped the cherub in the mail.  I used to love paper…


Added by DKeys on June 22, 2012 at 2:57pm — 11 Comments

Monthly Archives


















Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-jan-2022. If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.










© 2021   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service