Add & Pass Boekie + Trashpo & non-Trashpo by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

January 21, 2015 - Visual poet and artist Eduardo Cardoso sent me a hefty package of mail-art that includes an add & pass boekie (aka artists book or TLP (Tacky Little Pamphlet). Certainly many a&p books and pamphlets have circulated in the Eternal Network. I just cannot remember any lately and highly commend faithful correspondent Eduardo for this FAB concept! I think the network needs more a&p books. Here is the cover and back cover:

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Eduardo Cardoso made the first entry:

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The rest is thus far unwritten, but I shall make an entry and send this along to a worthy recipient. Eduardo included some great examples of his recent work:

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The reverse side:

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IUOMA friends likely know Eduardo Cardoso as an active trashpoet and the dynamic president of the thriving DKult-Portugal (DKULTPOR) chapter. His correspondence with me often and necessarily involves Trashpo subjects. I enjoy that work a great deal, but it is nice that Eduardo removed his Trashpo hat this time around to focus on the broader directions of his current art and interests. When the Trashpo filter is removed, it is apparent that he has roots in anti-art. This inclination, no doubt, drew him to Trashpo. His work has had an influence on trashpoets all over the world. This next piece offers another perspective on Eduardo Cardoso’s style:

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And the reverse:

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I greatly admire Eduardo Cardoso’s stamps and how he uses them. He also sent a fantastic and interesting piece that could be legitimately called Trashpo for its use of found material and commitment to recycling as well as its (anti-)aesthetic stance:

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When opened we find:

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Brilliant and engaging! You will note the minimal holism. Eduardo Cardoso’s envelopes always match in mail-art splendor what they contain:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks to Eduardo Cardoso for sending such a comprehensive package! To see more great work by Eduardo and to learn more about him, make sure to visit:

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