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.

mail-interview with Patricia Collins – UK

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA COLLINS – UK THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA COLLINS Started on: 28-8-1995 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 11-9-1995 PC : I first became involved in mail art in summer 1993. I had taken out the U.K. listings magazine, “Artist’s Newsletter” and saw the ads in the mail.. Read More

Recycling of Mail by Terry Reid

I am sending Ruud Janssen’s letter collecting fluxform rubber stamp impressions for his archive to Denis Mizzi for forwarding to you and to David Dellafiora and to Pete Spence. I think everyone has everyone’s address except maybe yours. Can you email an update for yours to Denis at the e-address on the Cc? And please Carbon copy it through to me. Hope you are hunky-dory and that your dory is.. Read More

TAM was HERE project by Ruud Janssen

The TAM was HERE project This project was done in the 80-ies. I documented it on: http://tamwashere.blogspot.nl/ so you can have a good overview of the project. It was a typical Add & return project, where the result was exhibited in the Milkyway (Melkweg) Gallery in Amsterdam in 1985. Also I brought the collection to Ponte Nossa in Northern Italy, where I met Emilio Morandi and his family and exhibited.. Read More

Censorism – project by Ruud Janssen

Censorism is the when you self censor a work before it is publically displayed. I made stickers (and lateron also Joel Cohen – the stickerdude made a few more) and distributed them into the network. Stimulating people to censor something in their outgoing mail.  I ordered 20 roles of 1,000 stickers. With the last role I started a project that only is documenten on facebook.   So the results are.. Read More

mail-interview with Litsa Spathi – Netherlands

This interview with Litsa Spathi was done by Zora von  Burden (USA) in 2004. It has been published in the book  “Women of the Underground: Art”, Cultural innovators speak for themselves. Book published by Manic D Press, Inc. (December 4, 2012) ISBN-13: 978-1933149332 . The complete book can be ordered at: Go to Amazon Bookshop.   The questions & answers: 1. What was the first introduction to any type of.. Read More

Fluxus Buck

In the 90-ies lots of mail-artists were creating Fluxus Bucks. Just Google for it, and find out lots of them. I made a series of them too and found the originals which I documented. I used to make lots of versions and  sent them out into the network. Who knows where they ended up?