De Villo Sloan's Blog – March 2011 Archive (22)

RECEIVED: Mail-Art "Attack" from Cheryl Penn (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Cheryl Penn (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

 

March 30, 2011 - Cheryl Penn and I are working on another mail-art book project involving verbs. Her "Attack" chapter explores areas I do not often see in…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 31, 2011 at 6:30pm — 29 Comments

RECEIVED: Minimal Mail-Art from Bifidus Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Bifidus Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

 

March 27, 2011 - Bifidus Jones sent this "Minimal Histories" piece, which seems like a departure from the signature overlays and complexity of images to which…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

RECEIVED: Time for Surrealism? Kitty Rocket's Mail-Art Explores Dream Images (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Kitty Rocket (Portland, Oregon, USA)

 

March 26, 2011 - When Kitty Rocket became a member of the IUOMA not long ago, she immediately started a group called "Dream Images." Much of her mail-art is based…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 26, 2011 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

RECEIVED: Asemic Writing - Part of Mail-Art 365 - from Sue Bowen (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Sue Bowen (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)

 

March 26, 2011 - Sue Bowen has a real talent for collage, and I'm glad I learned about her mail-art through the IUOMA. The first piece I have received from her…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 26, 2011 at 1:56am — No Comments

RECEIVED: Chapter V by JF CHAPELLE for the Project 26 Collaborative Mail-Art Book (Merignac, France)

Mail-art by IUOMA member JF CHAPELLE (Merignac, France)

 

March 22, 2011  - When the call was first made for participants to contribute chapters for the Project 26 collaborative mail-art book, I was thrilled when JF Chapelle…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 23, 2011 at 3:33pm — 2 Comments

RECEIVED: Asemic Writing Mail-Art from Amazon59 (Roeland Park, Kansas, USA)

 

Mail-art by IUOMA member Amazon59 (Roeland Park, Kansas, USA)

 

March 20, 2011 - The new Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists group that Cheryl Penn and I are hosting at the IUOMA is already providing a forum to see asemic…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2011 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

RECEIVED: Street Art Mail-Art from Macron (Troy, Michigan, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Macron (Troy, Michigan, USA)

 

March 19, 2011 - Macron has recently been sending out this interesting style of mail-art that combines gritty urban images, postal system themes, and stylized script…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

RECEIVED: Mail-Art Stamps - Capt. Beefheart and Joseph Cornell - by MaryAnne (York, UK)

Mail-art by IUOMA member MaryAnne (York, United Kingdom)

 

March 17, 2011 - MaryAnne makes excellent stamps, a world unto itself in mail-art. These she sent represent some beautiful work, IMHO. Scans of some of these stamps…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 18, 2011 at 2:34pm — 3 Comments

RECEIVED: Old School Style Mail-Art from Honoria Starbuck (Austin, Texas, USA)

 

Mail-art by Honoria Starbuck (Austin, Texas, USA)

 

March 16, 2011 - Honoria Starbuck has a fascinating place in the eternal network. For one thing, mail-art does occasionally cross over into academe. Honoria…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 17, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

RECEIVED: David Stafford's "Language is a Virus" Mail-Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member David Stafford (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

 

March 15, 2011 - David Stafford is far more than the original ATC Rebel Without A Cause (watch those sticky labels, they're hard to wash away). He has a…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

RECEIVED: Rosa Gravino's Chapter S - A Vispo Mail-Art Rosetta Stone (Rosario, Argentina)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Rosa Gravino (Rosario, Argentina)

 

March 14, 2011 - Rosa Gravino's Chapter S for the Project 26 collaborative mail-art book is a stunning piece of visual poetry. Her work is colorful and complex, often…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 15, 2011 at 1:30am — 13 Comments

MAIL-ART CALL: DADAHOMEYA Kit Project (FluXus Box Concept) by Gik Juri (Moscow, Russian Federation)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Gik Juri accompanying his DADAHOMEYA KIT #9 annoucement (Moscow, Russia)

 

March 12, 2011 - Mail-art is a serious cultural practice in Russia. It has a fascinating history in that part of the world, and…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

RECEIVED: VisPoCard (Visual Poetry) from Nico Vassilakis (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Mail-art card from visual poet Nico Vassalikis (Seattle, Washington, USA)

 

March 10, 2011 - Nico Vassalikis sent this wonderful, stripped down piece from his book "Text Loses Time." The stark use of black and white…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 10, 2011 at 1:13pm — 5 Comments

RECEIVED: Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) from Lesley Magwood-Fraser of the South African Mail-Art School (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Lesley Magwood-Fraser (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

 

March 9, 2011 - The South African Mail-Art School, established by Cheryl Penn and essentially based on Ray Johnson's New York Correspondence School…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

MAIL-ART CALL: Umberto Eco-Inspired Lists for the Museum of Instant Images (Netherlands)

Mail-art call for the Museum of Instant Images (Netherlands)

 

March 8, 2011 - The Museum of Instant Images has issued this call for a project based on the concept: "... the essential nature of lists, poets who list things in…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

RECEIVED: More Telecom Mail-Art from My Life as a Collage (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member My Life as a Collage (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

 

March 6, 2011 - My Life as a Collage is circulating a wide variety of collage work in the network. I'm pleased to have received my first. This is very…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

RECEIVED: Documentation for Chapter P by Bifidus Jones in the Project 26 Mail-Art Book (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Bifidus Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

 

March 5, 2011 - Chapter P by Bifidus Jones for the Project 26 collaborative mail-art book addresses the theme of archaeology directly and excavation more…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — 20 Comments

RECEIVED: Splash of Trash! DK (Diane Keys) Releases Her Spring Mail-Art Line (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Fashionable mail-art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

 

March 4, 2011 - Diane Keys has released a new line of of mail-art for spring that slipped off the postal runway into my box (with no postage due).…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

RECEIVED: Samuel Montalvetti's Chapter Y for the Project 26 Collaborative Mail-Art Book (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

Mail-art by IUOMA member Samuel Montalvetti (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

March 3, 2011 - The monumental Project 26 - with mail-artists across the globe producing chapters for a collaborative based on letters of…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 3, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

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