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.

Object to Guy Bleus – 1992

“Het verzenden van informatie via telefoon, of het versturen van een stukje telefoon per post” is written on the card attached to a piece of telephone.  I sent the object to Guy Bleus in 1992 for his collection. In those years the digital communication was already taking place. I had the digital TAM-Bulletin online, and some communication-lines went via the phone-lines to the first Internetconnections. Mind you, the WWW concept.. Read More

TAM logo to Guy Bleus – Belgium

In 2002 I sent this TAM logo to Guy Bleus in Belgium. The logo was used for years as a sjabloon for ink spraying (envelopes, artworks, etc….) . The logo was sent like this, so no enveloppe, also to test the mailing system, and also because it is always fun to send out objects.

IUOMA with 3D Pen

In 2014 the first attempt to make the IUOMA-logo with a 3D pen. I plan to produce more, but still am looking for the time to do so.Making these kind of objects is time absorbing since every line is made by hand.

IUOMA logo by Thomas Kerr and Joel Cohen – USA

Drawing by Thomas Kerr and Joel Cohen, Stickers produced by the The Stickerdude (Joel Cohen), both from USA. As a support for the IUOMA the logo and artistampos design was made. Thousands of stickers were produced and distributed in several colours. There were even rubberstamps made out of this logo. Therefore one of the most know logo’s of the International Union of Mail-Artists. Als the artistamps contains the basic principle.. Read More

mail-interview with Emmett Williams – by Judith A. Hoffberg in 1998

UMBRELLA /mar98 – by Judith A Hoffberg INTERVIEW WITH EMMETT WILLIAMS: FLUXUS ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE   On the occasion of an extraordinary exhibition curated by Paul Schimmel over the past eight years at the Museum of Contemporary Art entitled “Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979” and the ancillary event called “Beyond the Pink” which brought performance artists from all over the world to Los Angeles, I had the.. Read More

ICOAMP

The ICOAMP was one of those fluxus words that didn’t catch on. It was the time of the ‘Mad Cow desease’, where lots of cows were killed because they had the desease. This organisation was there to protect the cows against the mad people.

Postcard – incoming

Lynn Radford (USA) sent me this postcard. Here IUOMA rubberstamp at first was a mirror view, and the second one is a mirror-view stamp so the text prints readable. The mixture of the two is fascinating, so I enjoy seeing this play: It is something which I enjoy in art. When you create something and you don’t get at first what you were looking for, you integrate it with the.. Read More

Mail from Richard Canard – USA

Mail from Richard Canard (USA) today. I read the card while I was in the center of Breda after collecting it at the P.O. Box. The weather was fine, and so was the text that Richard wrote. So not the traditional documentation……. I already placed the card on the blog at IUOMA at NING. There others might see it first and will react for sure. I also know that Richard.. Read More

Outgoing mail-art 2003 – Painted Envelopes

In 2003 I was still living in Tilburg. I was painting envelopes on a daily basis, and sent thousands into the network. I made photo’s of all of them, lateron digitized them with a scanner. This blog is about a special series because the symbols can be interpreted in many ways, and these envelopes belong together although they are now all over the world. The one above To Anna Boschi.. Read More