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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 from Mike Dyar – USA

Last week an interesting parcel from Mike Dyar arrived with in it an object that deserves some attention.

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The backside of the parcel receils some details already. A.M. Fine and Ray Johnson, and Mike himself looking for the next question. The mail-interview with Mike Dyar (see on this blog at:

http://iuoma.org/blog_new_2015/2015/06/22/mail-interview-with-mike-dyar-usa/

Was never finished and published when I ended the project.

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Above the front cover of the parcel. Typical style of Mike, and I am off course curious on what the content will be,

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Inside an object carefully wrapen with a paper that reads: CLEVERNESS – “Don’t you think Mr. Ray E. Johnson would enjoy a perfect vacation,  through the end of this Cosmic Epoch ? “- A.M. Fine

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Mike also wondered as to what the next question was. Since he is not on Internet, I will print out that question and will thank him for the sending. Also the backside reveils an explenation to this object and that reveals the story behind this.

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Thank you Mike Dyar. Always a pleasure to receive your deep thoughts and generosity.

Welcome to the Pataphysics

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Being a pataphysician is quite an experience. Time to share it through a foam rubber stamp made with the letters.

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And a first print of the new made rubber stamp goes out to Miss Noma in Liverpool – UK. A special envelope with some of my typical mail-art styles.  Included lots of special things, that is not documented with photos.

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The spiral was made some decades ago. The special square one too. the concept of IUOMA fits in this world of pataphysics. The connections are made.

Who is MISS NOMA?

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This drawing is lying to dry now. Tomorrow it will be ready to be scanned and it is finished. The drawing deals with “Who is MISS NOMA”.  Mail from Liverpool, and obviously connections to the USA correspondence network.

This drawing is part of the VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry), but I’ll make sure that Miss Noma gets a copy for sure.

This text can be read clearly, and you will notice the O in connection is missing. Yes, we are missing something here……

Mail from Miss Noma – UK

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Mail from Miss Noma came in today. A reply to a letter I sent to the UK last week.  In it some very interesting copy-art in which my letter was used as a background with one of Rocola’s original rubberstamps on it.  It is number 3 of 30 it reads.

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Off course I got my own rubberstamp from Rocola from the TAM-Archive, and I see I have number 5 of 30. So where are the other 29?  Seems Miss Norma has one of them, and that means it is connected to this specific bull…..

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For the new observers I made some new photos of the front and back-side of the Bull.  Are we still in contact with all these mail-artists?

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A very special gift from Rocola (USA)…..

Mail to Jennifer Tobias – USA

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An envelope to the Moma for Jennifer Tobias. After scanning and sending I doscoverd that the postage stamps were missing. The artistamps were on it, but there is place for the original postage too…..

I will see if the envelope goes through or not. Actually an interesting experiment. I included an experimental letter as well for Jennifer. Will see if it reaches her and how she reacts:

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