tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Store (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Front and back covers of Suggestion Box Residue #2 zine (2011) by IUOMA member tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

October 9, 2014 - Last summer I sent a mail-art package to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE thanking the legendary performance artist profusely for participating in the MinXus-Lynxus Who Has The Best Hair Contest. He brought our performance to a new level and fulfilled my dream (at long last) of working with him. Also a veteran mail-artist who has communicated thoughtfully with thousands who have sought him out, tENTATIVELY, a cCONVENIENCE sent me in return a characteristically wonderful package, which I am thrilled to share with you.

He sent his 36-page Suggestion Box Residue #2 zine, and I am presenting excerpts here. While tENTATIVELY, a CONVENIENCE might characterize himself as a “mad scientist,” his longtime fans know him as performance artist, musician, writer, supreme Neoist, saint in the Church of the Subgenius, social and political activist as well as literary critic and philosopher among, certainly, other categorizations.

You can learn more about specifics here http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/

Still a presence on avant trending cultural scenes, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE has the aura these days of a seasoned, thoughtful intellectual immersed in avant history whose art is built meticulously upon well-conceived ideas. Newer audiences seem unaware of his former, outlaw reputation (authentic radicalism is exceedingly rare in the kultur industry); he has probably been arrested and detained as much, if not more, than any other living performance artist. His kind letter to me reflects his wide-ranging interests:

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And the reverse side of the letter:

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Now back to the Suggestion Box Residue excerpts:

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Pages measure approximately 2 X 3 inches, so the publication is remarkably compact. I am including a section of the introduction, which describes the zine’s concept.

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Here are two examples of pages from the zine with suggestion box material:

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Many thanks to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE for sending Suggestion Box Residue. Here is the cd mentioned in the letter:

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Youtube has a lot of tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE material:

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Again, many thanks to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE!

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