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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.

mail-interview with Dick Higgins – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH DICK HIGGINS (USA) by Ruud Janssen RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? DH: Dear Señor Janssen – I got involved in the mail-art network in July 1959 shortly after I met Ray Johnson in June. He sent me a marzipan frog, a wooden fork and three small letters in wood,.. Read More

mail-interview with Daniel Plunkett – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL PLUNKETT 41 – unfinished Started on: 19-05-1995 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 7-10-1995 (internet) DP : Ruud ‑ I thought I had sent this off already, but looks like I didn’t. Anyway ‑ I started becoming involved in mailart via cassette trading during the late 70’s… Read More

Mail-Art from Richard Canard – USA

Incoming mail-art from Richard Canard (USA). Always a puzzle to solve with his mail, and I have started on IUOMA a special group to collect all his mailings worldwide. The IUOMA-Members even do that, so a lot of information you can find on: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/richard-c-fan-club I also placed his latests mailing there. Somehow it all fits together, and I hope some researcher one day will devote him/her-selve to that task…..

mail-interview with Clive Phillpot – UK

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH CLIVE PHILLPOT 77 Started on 26-05-1997 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 28-8-97 CP : Dear Ruud: I guess I got involved in 1972 when I started writing a column in Studio International , the London art magazine. I was supposed to review things that nobody else reviewed.. Read More

mail-interview with Clemente padin – Uruguay

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH CLEMENTE PADIN (URUGUAY) THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH CLEMENTE PADIN Started on: 3-12-1994 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: 31-12-1994 CP : My first experiences in Mail Art date from 1967 when with my latin-american friends Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Guillermo Deisler and Dámaso Ogaz we started to exchange our reviews.. Read More

mail-interview with Chuck Welch – USA

Mail-interview with Chuck Welch (Crackerjack Kid) USA About the interviewed artist: Chuck Welch has been a leading practitioner of mail art since 1978. His first book : “Networking Currents,” (1986) is a pioneering text about mail art subjects and issues. Last year he edited mail art’s first “ezine” “Netshaker On-Line”. Currently, Welch’s Eternal Network Mail Art Anthology is being published by University of Calgary Press. Copies are available. RJ :Welcome.. Read More

mail-interview with Birger Jesch – DDR

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH BIRGER JESH       27 Started on: 6-3-95 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: 20-3-1995 BJ : In the end of 1979 I began with mail art exchange. I did projects like “TARGET GUN PROJECT” with exhibition in February in Dresden and several other places. “PLEASE STAMP FOR ME” (on.. Read More

mail-interview with Bern Porter – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH BERN PORTER 53 (unfinished) Started on: 29-8-1995 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 12-9-1995 BP : I invented mail art, November 11. 1913 RJ : Why November 11th 1913? What happened on that day that you decided to start to send out mail art? Reply on 19-10-1995 BP.. Read More