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.

update 16-6-2015

The first 35 mail-interviews are now published on this blog. It means that thet are available again. The goal is to have them all here, so the information is available.  Through the search option you can find it easy. Also Google will soon pick up, and will guide you to tose outer corners too. The websits of the old IUOMA.ORG domain was becoming old-fashioned, and because it was all typed.. Read More

mail-interview with Klaus Groh – Germany

This interview was done in 1995 by Ruud Janssen. THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH KLAUS GROH. (5) (A large part of the interview was done by fax) Started on: 3-11-1994 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: 9-11-1994 KG: I discovered the Network idea of Correspondence-Art in 1967 in San Francisco (USA) when I.. Read More

mail-interview with Judith A. Hoffberg – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JUDITH A. HOFFBERG- USA 52 – 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 4-10-1995 JH : It is hard to remember exactly when I did get involved in the mail-art network. I remember visiting with Ulises Carrion & Aart in Amsterdam, working with them on.. Read More

mail-interview with Jonathan Stangroom – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN STANGROOM. 63 Started on: 4-2-1996 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 2-3-1996 JS : Thank you for the invitation to your interview. I’ve been aware of mail art since my art school days, in the early seventies. I liked the ideas of collaboration and networking (although I.. Read More

mail-interview with John M. Bennett – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN M. BENNETT Started on: 4-7-1995 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 27-7-1995 JMB: I got involved in mail art about the age of 8, in 1951, crossing the pacific on a ship from Japan to Oregon. I wrapped up little messages and drawings in many layers of.. Read More

mail-interview with Julie Paquette – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JULIE PAQUETTE (USA) © TAM-PUBLICATIONS 1997 TAM-970161 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JULIE PAQUETTE Started on: 24-01-1995 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: 17-02-1995 JP : Since you asked this question I’ve been trying to remember dates. Since I became aware that the network exists I’ve jumped in with both.. Read More

mail-interview with Ken Friedman – Norway

INTERVIEW WITH KEN FRIEDMAN (NORWAY) This interview was done complete with the use of internet in the period May till December 1995.The appendixes contain some texts connected to the interview. © TAM-PUBLICATIONS 1996 TAM-960104 INTERVIEW WITH KEN FRIEDMAN RJ: When did you get involved in the mail art network. KF: In 1966, when I came into contact with Fluxus and with Ray Johnson. RJ: How did you get in contact.. Read More

mail-interview with Vittore Baroni – Italy

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH VITTORE BARONI 21 Started on: 24-01-1995 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: 30-3-1995 VB : I got involved in the mail art net in 1977, when I discovered the existence of mail art through the work of G.A. Cavellini – I had seen an ad in Flash Art.. Read More