Linda: thanks for your prompt reply. Take a look to the following call, deadline is December 3. If the call appeals to you, please go ahead and show Clark Mills to Brazil through the lens of a local mail artits. Mine may go after the call if you are short of time.
MAIL ART CALL: My city through the lens of mail art
THE IDEA: This is a group of students of Cities Semiotics, class of 2012, undergraduates in Communication Technology of the UFPR (Federal University of the State of Paraná, Brazil). We invite you all to show to the planet your city through the particular and creative ”mail art eyes” of yours. We´ll be happy to expose your artworks to art students, the academic community and the general public.
BACKGROUND: “Last month I invited Patricio, the Celestial Scribe, an IUOMA member, to present mail art to my group of students at the university. It was totally awesome! My students and I have fallen in love with mail art mainly because the many connections between semiotics (the study of signs and symbols as elements of communication) and the outstanding creative process observed in the artworks received by Patricio. We, as a group, decided that we all wanted to undergo our own mail art experience, semiotics related The group of students decided to make this mail art call and soon it became one of the assessments procedures for the discipline of cities´semiotics by the university. Anna Beatriz Paula, PhD (email@example.com)
FORMATS: The following are accepted
Artworks created on a heavy card stock paper. Postcard size 4x6 or 5x7
Artworks in any size, that can be folded down to fit into a standard size envelope 9 ½ x 41/2
Artworks/Objects/3D forms that can be sent through the mail unwrapped .
All visual art mediums will be accepted including text/poetry, printmaking, and sculpture.
The following information should be included on the back: Name / Full Snail Mail Address / Title of artwork (if there is one) and Medium
No jury, no censorship. All works will be exhibited.
The contributions will not be returned and remain the property of the Dept. of Semiotics of the UFPR, The Federal University of Paraná.
DOCUMENTATION: issued by UFPR it will be sent to all participants in exchange for their works.
SUBMISSIONS: Artists are encouraged to use the envelope or various packaging as an art surface, either on its own or in addition to the artwork that is inside it.
ORGANIZATION: Prof. Anna Beatriz Paula. CURATOR: The Celestial Scribe
DEADLINE: Submissions must arrive to UFPR by December 3, 2013
VENUE: Technological and Professional Education Sector of the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba. Brazil
Earthling, this is the last but certainly not the least welcome message to IUOMA you receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. When you joined IUOMA on November 7 I was unable to welcome you on board. At the time I was in a Celestial Journey far beyond the Milky Way. Now, back to planet Earth, I´d love to be the other end when you decide it’s the right time to start trading snail mail art. If this is the case at the time your envelope should read as follows:
The Celestial Scribe
Republik van Patland
Caixa Postal 24827
I look forward to see a piece of yours in our terrene mailbox. I will do my homework after receiving yours. This is nothing less than a Celestial Promise. I’m Patricio, Celestial Scribe & Republik van Patland Official Envelope Provider.
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