iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active. Since 1970 working with computers too, so you can acces large amounts of data....

Postcards and Fluxus Words – Ruud Janssen

In 2005 I made a batch of postcards. Thick carton with acrylic paint. SOme I kept for my own collection, some were sent into the network. I digitized them all, so I can still share them with you. Have a look for the fluxus words at the bloig: http://fluxuswords.blogspot.nl/ There is an overview of those cards and also some envelopes with specific Fluxus Wors. Also it explains for you what.. Read More

Mail to Ray Johnson – USA

In the beginning 90-ies I sent this enveloppe to Ray Johnson. Also got replies from him, but only discovered this envelope recently because it is shown on: http://observer.com/2012/03/ray-johnson-estate-has-a-new-website-rich-with-mail-art-performance-documentation-ephemera/ A newspaper article in which they tell about the Ray Johnson Estate that has a large website with items from and to Ray. The envelope also contained the “This part is CENSORED” sticker, which was in the 90-ies part of the first.. Read More

mail-interview with Peter Küstermann – Germany

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH PETER KÜSTERMANN. 60 – unfinished Started on: 30-12-1995 RJ :      Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 7-1-1996 (On this monday, just before 6 o’clock, I got a phonecall from Peter Küstermann. He said he liked the idea very much and that he wanted to use many different communication forms in.. Read More

outgoing Mail to USA, Italy and Canada

Three outgoing envelopes with in it colour copies (double sided) of the received Fluxus Rubberstamp Sheets from John M. Bennett (USA), Lancillotto Bellini (Italy) and R.F. Cote (Canada).  They all worked on two sheets and as thanks get back a new one and a handmade copy with additiond of the one they sent in. More details about this project you find at: http://fluxusrubberstamps.blogspot.nl/ The Fluxus Rubberstamp Sheets are a special.. Read More

Mail to Amy Irwen – USA

Two envelopes with poster sized copies of my drawings were sent to Amy Irwen. Seems they arrived since she published them on a blog at http://iuoma-network.ning.com/ , The IUOMA network, where you can read her reaction. The envelopes are part of the faces series, where two faces look different of same ways, as symbol of the network where there is always a sender and a receiver.  I’ve made about 200.. Read More

Painted CD’s

In the years before and after 2000 I started with a production of painted CD’s. I documented them with albums and a complete Blog that is online at: http://paintedcds.blogspot.nl/ The goal was to exhibit them, but the place I was hoping/looking for didn’t succeed. Maybe a new chance will come in the future when the CD’s are a unknown object for the new generation…..

TAM Rubberstamp Archive – beginning Years

In the first years of collecting prints of Rubberstamos, I also kept a list of all the contributors, and sent a print of that list to participants.That way the network grew and the mail-artists knew who was using rubberstamps. They also could contact eachother. Besides the address list, there were also pages in it with reprints of the rubberstamps that came in.  This booklet grew over the years and is.. Read More