Mail-art by IUOMA alumnus Skybridge Studios (Lisa Iversen)(North Manchester, Indiana, USA)
November 2, 2013 - Bagism became part of popcult thanks to the efforts of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Their media appearances wearing large (often black) bags are classics today. Of course, we know they were only bringing to a larger audience a practice that had already been well-established by Fluxus. Bagism is also a well-established practice in mail-art.
So I was thrilled to receive this classic Bagist mail-art from dear friend and correspondent "Miss Lisa" from In Diana. What a joy to take part in the performance and discover the precious cargo:
A Fluxus treasure! Haptic-concrete-asemic-object poetry-anti-art: Two water-smoothed pebbles from the beach! How Fluxus! They have no material value, no metaphorical value, no artworld value - yet - the great paradox - they are a treasure! They are gifts from a dear friend, they are jewels if one just takes time to explore and interact with them. (I do know, for the sake of full disclosure, they were gathered by Miss Lisa on a trip to a very beautiful beach and lake; and she has, by extension, included me in the experience. A privilege indeed!)
Deepest thanks to Skybridge studios. Or is this my Christmas present?