December 2008 Blog Posts (29)

New Book available

B&W Version of Statements Collection on Mail-Art by Ruud Janssen. Reprint of statements written in period 1993-2008 on the subject of mail-art. These statements were first published as pamphlets. Later on the Internet, and now as a collection in one book. Some statements and texts were also published on the Internet first and later as print-out sent into the network. The last part of this book contains visual statements made when the Millennium… Continue

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2008 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Mail art in Russia and ex-USSR

Here are links to my public lecture I made during Philological conference in the Russian Science Academy in 2007. It's richly illustrated, for all, who has interest, what about mail art in Russia. Feel free to comment.

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Part 4 -… Continue

Added by Gik Juri on December 28, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Dadahomeya news

Now I am in process on new mail art zine "Dadahomeya news"

Added by Gik Juri on December 28, 2008 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

CHAT is enabled

The CHAT-function has been enabled on this IUOMA-platform. It means that there is an extra button where you can go to the CHAT-place. You can see who is online and communicate directly to them (if they are on the same CHAT-place as well). It works direct and quick. On the Main Page of the IUOMA-platform there is a small CHAT-window as well. You can follow the chat-sessions, take part, and discover this new tool.

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 28, 2008 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Mail art call Serge Gainsbourg

A new project

in tribute to Serge GAINSBOURG

Free technics, sizes and supports.

Deadline : 31 décembre 2009

Send your creations to :


2 allée de la Fraternité

Apt n° 39



Don't forget to mention your names, address, e.mail and websites or blogs.

A blog dedicated to this project :…


Added by Roswitha GUILLEMIN on December 26, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Visual Poetry - Poesía Visual

Hola! reenvío una convocatoria muy interesante:

La convocatoria de poesía visual contra la violencia machista, tras vuestra petición,

se extiende hasta el 15 de febrero de 2009 con vistas a dar la batalla con nuestros trabajos también el 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer. Podéis seguir mandando vuestras obras sobre la problemática a Sumaremos una selección… Continue

Added by muriel on December 26, 2008 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Happy New Year and ... remember

Added by El Taller de Zenon on December 24, 2008 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Reporting 4

Added by BRUNO CAPATTI on December 22, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Convocatoria/project - Billete de un "sope"

Se trata del billete moneda nacional argentina perdido en las devaluaciones, hoy los convoco a intervenirlo, hacer copias, y retornarlo a

Samuel Montalvetti, Av. Rivadavia 2109 1º dto 3

C1034ACA - C.A.Bs.As. Argentina.

Si aun no te ha llegado puedes descargarlo desde aquí.

todos los trabajos serán expuestos en


Added by Samuel Montalvetti on December 21, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Convocatoria/project - Trencito 2009

Después de un año de recibir maravillas sobre los trenes y vagones,

no solo he decidido dar una moratoria indefinida a este proyecto,

sino que ademas, hoy los convoco a intervenir, hacer copias, y retornar este trencito a

Samuel Montalvetti, Av. Rivadavia 2109 1º dto 3

C1034ACA - C.A.Bs.As. Argentina.

Si aun no te ha llegado puedes descargarlo desde aquí.

todos los… Continue

Added by Samuel Montalvetti on December 21, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Umbrella's for Judith A. Hoffberg - USA

Judith has stopped doing email but she still enjoys getting snail mail with images of umbrellas.

Send your umbrella's to:

Judith Hoffberg

POB 3640

Santa Monica,

CA 90408 - USA

Judith is editor of the 31-years old magazine Umbrella's in which she always included a secton on mail-art. She has been diagnosed with cancer and is arranging things for her final journey. As a friend I start this call where you can send her some Umbrella's to join her in… Continue

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 20, 2008 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

Community open for everybody

The concept of this platform is as open as it can get. Any member can invite anybody. An outsider though has to be invited by someone from inside to prevent spammers from taking over. It is the same as how mail-art works. You discover a person who is doing mail-art. Send him mail, and he opens the mail-art network bu sending you more details of the mail-art community. So this concept is simple and good. Open communities without memberships dont even last a week because all kind of spammers take… Continue

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 20, 2008 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

Why is this comunity closed to non members?


why is a membership required to read our post or mail art comunication?

Is this not a contradiction of our rules of no selection and everbody can participate?

I understand that a membership is required to have here an space and to avoid spam politics that other platforms of our mail art forums like messageboards, lists or yahoo groups are often victims, but reading and looking around what is happen here?

Is it… Continue

Added by Hans Braumüller on December 20, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

1001 journals

If anyone is interested I have signed a journal up with 1001 journals. It will be a traveling journal sent to anyone who signs up to write in it. The theme is Thankfulness. You can sign up at and I am journal #3322. Once you get the journal you have two weeks to complete your portion--1 to a few pages and then mail to the next person on the list. In the end the journal will come back to me and I will post all the pages on the website.
Jennifer Zoellner

Added by Jennifer Kosharek on December 20, 2008 at 2:31am — 4 Comments

Solidarity with Philippe Pissier

Learn how you can get in jail by doing mail art.

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Check this, please

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European lesson. Chapter 2008 France mon Muroroa for progressing humanity toward a bright millenium of universal human rights in… Continue

Added by Hans Braumüller on December 16, 2008 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Mailart call Doisneau-Prévert


Ou l'histoire d'une amitié...

Vous avez Quartier libre

Pour m'envoyer Sans faute

Un mailart à L'accent grave

Ou aux relents d'un Jour de Fête

Sous forme d'Inventaire

De Composition française

Ou de Pater Noster...

Envoyez vos créations à :

Christine LE ROY

69 rue Armand Carrel

75019 PARIS


Date limite : 31 décembre 2009

Technique & format libres

Adresse et timbre du côté… Continue

Added by Christine LE ROY on December 10, 2008 at 7:49pm — No Comments


Life has many sides, people have many sides, mail…

Added by Claudio Romeo on December 10, 2008 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

His death .. kills me, project proposed by ROBERT VARLEZ

Guido aks all mail artists and poets to send contributions to the project "his death kills me" before May 29 to Robert Varlez, Modardstr 18, 4000 Liège, Belgium.

This project was conceived to honor the memory of the great French Belgian poet Jacques Izoard, who died in July and who was a personal friend. This is an open call however on how you deal with grief, mourning, loss, recovery and so on...

Added by Guido Vermeulen on December 9, 2008 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Reporting 3

from BEN:

George Brecht

(August 27, 1926. - December 5, 2008

Hello Fluxus friends

This is a small newsletter

concerning George Brecht

who just left us

George Brecht is the artist

in the world who's attitude towards art

got me thinking

and changed my mind

in other words influenced me the most.

at the time in 1962

I was interested in " the… Continue

Added by BRUNO CAPATTI on December 9, 2008 at 6:06pm — No Comments


CULTURE is the new project of the CRAB art gallery and social center.

Free medium and size. Deadline is 22 April 2009.

Exhibition at the gallery in May 2009.

Doc to all participants. Send to:

Galérie du Crabe, Yolande, Rue Sergent Sortet 23A, B-1370 Jodoigne, BELGIUM.

Just received the documentation in the form of the magazine of the center:more than 200 mail art pieces from 185 mail artists from 38 different countries will be exhibited between May 5 and… Continue

Added by Guido Vermeulen on December 9, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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