De Villo Sloan's Blog – May 2018 Archive (10)

Jessica Manack's Exclusive FluxFest 2018 Report: "I got to meet DK..!" (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Jessica - 5.30.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) sent from FluxFest 2018

 

May 30, 2018 - I was thrilled to receive an exclusive investigative mail art report from Jessica Manack made while she was attending FluxFest 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This year’s event – I understand – was low key by design. Some great documentation is beginning to emerge. I am thrilled to have this mail art-ifact from the…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 31, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Miss Noma Seeks Monty Cantsin Concerning the E Fan Club

Miss Noma 5.29.2018 - 2 Mail art by Miss Noma for Monty Cantsin sent to my PO Box in Auburn, New York, USA. Point of origin seems to be France.

 

May 29, 2018 - I am receiving enough mail for Monty Cantsin that I think it’s time to start documenting and trying to solve the mystery.

In this particular case, I received an Add & Pass sheet from none other than Miss Noma concerning the E Fan Club. Most networkers are aware that the great E – Ambassador of Utopia…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 30, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Diane Keys Add & Pass by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Ruud - 5.24.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

 

May 27, 2018 - I seldom begin a blog post with an envelope. In the case of work received from Ruud Janssen – however – I often make exceptions. Ruud Janssen is a major network force, being a widely recognized artist, mail art scholar, founder of the IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), among many other accomplishments. His hand-painted envelopes are a trademark. I have an impressive…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

"An asemic game of sorts" by Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland)

Tiina 5.18.2018 - 2 Asemic game by IUOMA member Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland)

 

May 18, 2018 - Previous Asemic Front collaborator (my current m-a project) Tiina Kainulainen from Finland created this ingenious piece, a perfect merging of asemics and conceptualism. What would be the constraints, rules and processes of an asemic game? This is a work that invites audience involvement on several levels. At the heart of Tiina’s game is an asemic symbol…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 19, 2018 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Asemics + Add & Pass by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

yayoi 5.14.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

 

May 15, 2018 - Yayoi S.W. is doing some FAB art which can be seen here at IUOMA-Ning and elsewhere circulating in the Eternal Network. She has already participated in the Asemic Front project. I am thrilled to have new asemics by Yayoi to share as well as an add & pass sheet she sent:

 

Yayoi S.W. front a&p

 

The reverse side:

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 16, 2018 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

State of Illusion: Copyart, Asemics & More! by Richard Canard (Illinois, USA)

Richard - 5.11.2018 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

 

May 11, 2018 - Richard Canard is a faithful and generous correspondent to the point I cannot document everything, but I do try to choose a few plum gems from the laden branches of the C-Tree to share with Tenderfoots. How is that for a confused-mixed metaphor?

 

Richard - 5.11.2018 - 2 Mail art by Richard Canard

 

Several copy art and asemic…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 11, 2018 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Illustration by Ana Kawajiri (Brasilia, Brasil)

Ana - 5.7.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Ana Kawajiri (Brasilia, Brasil)

 

May 7, 2018 - Last year (April 2017), mail art friend Ana Kawajiri sent me some absolutely FAB copy art. I used the occasion to write about Ana’s work as “conceptual copy art” and the posting drew a good deal of attention (in terms of how these things go). Here is a link to the previous work received from Ana Kawajiri. I believe this is worth a look:…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 8, 2018 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Rabbit Print by Lisa Fraker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

Fraker - 5.6.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Lisa Fraker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

 

May 6, 2018 - Lisa Fraker is a new mail art friend. I have seen her work here at IUOMA-Ning and admired it very much. And behold! I received this lovely card!

Rabbits are mail art talismans, icons, fetishes – however you wish to identify them specifically. Ray Johnson, of course, was the prime promoter of rabbits in the network originally. Recently, with the rise of Lord Phlegm…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 7, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

Two New Titles by Timglaset Editions (Sweden) & Faint Press (USA)

   

Chris - 5.2.2018 - 2 Cover of  to let lack by c.r.e. wells (aka IUOMA member Chris Wells) published by Timglaset Editions (Sweden)

 

May 3, 2018 - Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Eternal Network, the Asemic Front Project has received copies of two new asemic-visual poetry editions.

This first edition, to let lack (December 2017), is solo work by USA visual poet Chris Wells and…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 4, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

"An experiment in Minimalism" by Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Erica Durante 5.1.2018 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

 

May 1, 2018 - Erica Durante has released new colorful and beautifully composed mail art. I am thrilled to be the recipient of one of these pieces (above). In her kind note, she explains this work is an exploration of minimalism:

 

Erica Durante 5.1.2018 - 3

 

Erica Durante frequently uses…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 2, 2018 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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