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…


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…


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…


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…


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:


yayoi - 5.14.2018 - 3


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…


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:…


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…


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…


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…


Added by De Villo Sloan on May 2, 2018 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

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