Flyer from Theresa Williams' New Arzamas Literary Circle (Bradner, Ohio, USA) & the junk mail-art concept

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Mail-art by IUOMA memberTheresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

May 31, 2013 - Being a very fine and accomplished author, Theresa Williams is a true correspondence artist. She is as interested in letters as much as she is in the visual art dimension. Her Letter Project blog is a must see:

Theresa sent me this lovely (fake) disco memorabilia ad (above), which I submit to the official record. While I enjoy this very much, Theresa has had to endure over the past several years a barrage of fake advertising resulting from the inclusion of her address on the DKult mailing list. Here are a few examples that hopefully provide context for the work above. These are by DKULTNY (DKult - NY):

2 - June Fanzine - Rod - 1

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

3 - June Fanzine - Rod

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

15 - June Fanzine - IDK - 1

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

16 - June fanzine - IDK - 2

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

I would like to believe, despite the vanity of it, that I have had a role in introducing Theresa Williams to the propensity in mail-art to inventing people, organizations, institutions, causes and sometimes entire countries that do not exist. Here is the envelope that held the fake disco ad:

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The reverse:

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Deepest thanks to Theresa Williams!

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Comment by vizma bruns on June 4, 2013 at 2:40pm

Reeeeally?? Weeee! Oh Theresa, I'll put a disco ball in the letter box for his welcome!!

Comment by vizma bruns on June 3, 2013 at 4:22am

Ha! No worries, everyone thought it was a drainpo thing.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 3, 2013 at 4:14am

Deal. And sorry about the Drainpo thing.

Tony forever!

Comment by vizma bruns on June 3, 2013 at 4:02am

OK then, send me a Minxus doll if you have one, or anything, as long as it comes with disco shoes or a white suit.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 2, 2013 at 7:17pm

Vizma, I'm sorry for this confusion. I don't have any Tony Dolls. I have a lot of Mink Ranch souvenirs, if you're interested.

Comment by vizma bruns on June 2, 2013 at 5:37am

Hilarious stuff by Theresa!! I wanna dolly, where do I send my 4 bucks?

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 1, 2013 at 6:39am

I always thought they should have gone with John Cage for the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack instead of the Bee Gees. That would have changed the whole course of Western Civilization.

You'd be asking me for a step ladder & bucket instead of a Tony doll.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 31, 2013 at 11:39pm

Hi Theresa, thanks for a pure piece of fun. 

Well, the Tony dolls went like hotcakes. I do have some "Urban Cowboy" and "Royale with Cheese" items if it's Scientology you are looking for.

If it's mail-order preachers, I recommend The Blessed Father:

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I still think DKult can meet all your spiritual needs.

The Wearable Orgone Accumulators are almost a reality. I promise you will be one of the first to get one. If Wilhelm Reich had access to today's Orgone technology, things might have been very different for him.

Again, thanks!


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