Two new VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry) works got ready today. Based on the tragedy that occured in Paris on November 13th 2015.
After getting lots of fountain pens which whom I write daily, I recently got some typewriters for the collection I will work in for the production of my art. The last one was built in the 60-ies and comes from Eastern Germany. The first tests are good. I have to do some cleaning and after n ew inkroles arrive first letters will be typed. It is a typical performance to use these machines in the time of computers.
Mail from Triangle Post (Carl Chew) in USA. He sent me a wonderful enveloppe with in it my own version of the artistamp sheets with my name included in it.
Dmitry Babenko made the grahics, and Carl played with that and added the names of mail-artist that are currently alive and spreading their work in the Mail-Art network.
Thank you C.C.
During the last month August 2015 I received 3 more Braincells from Ryosuke Cohen with the numbers 920, 921 and 922. The process of his gigantic project goes quickly. In a few years he will reach number 1000. That is why I keep sending him envelopes to keep track of the process and to support his project
for more details about the project visit the special group on IUOMA at NING:
You can find there lots of samples of Braincells published by receivers, and normally also the lastest one that came up in the network. Already saw number 923 when looking there!
In the year 1999 I was writing several statements, and I bundled them in the small booklet “Millennium Statements”. The individuals statements were printed and sent out though the mail. Also small booklets were printed and distributed. Because I made the stetements in a digital form, I still have them that way to, so I will share the set with you here. Some statements are still valid….
Card to Richard Canard (USA) as a reactio to his card. We are comparing the digital mail-art world and posting things in advance before the receiver even receives the mail. his card just went in the P.O. Box, but Richard won’t get if for another week. What he can do is feel the structures I painted on the other side for him.The digital viewers have no idea of this structures……
“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 was to start a year later in 1993, so it was all just happening.
The piece was a play with the moving from the analogue world into the digital world. And also how equipement used in the digital world would be sent through the analogue world.
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:
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 CENSORISM project where I distributed 20,000 of those stickers into the network. The last role is documenteed on Facebook. You can see that on:
I distribute the last stickers in batches in small envelopes and ask receivers to make a digital copy of what they do with it. I document that on Facebook, and will make a book documentation out of that to finish the Censorism-project after 2 decades.
Sometimes my drawings are strange and difficult to understand. Yet I try to make them accesible for anybody that sees them. Looks like a map in the first look, then two people in the second look, and when you look closer you see the digital connections at work.
This drawing is a new addition to the growing collection. Over 200 drawings made now. This one is sized A4.