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 from Miss Noma – UK

2015-10-10 11.04.27

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.

2015-10-10 11.05.27

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…..

2015-10-10 11.05.37 2015-10-10 11.05.45

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?

2015-10-10 11.06.02 2015-10-10 11.06.09

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

Mail to Jennifer Tobias – USA

2015-09-26 12.35.22

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:

2015-09-26 12.35.13

Mail to Thierry Tillier – Belgium

2015-09-26 17.08.41

There are several of thee envelopes that I have sent out. The individual stamps are made with foam letters, and I use several colors to get the impact. All kind of words are used to describe what we do. Fluxus, Dkult, Mail-Art. IUOMA, and guess what, the MoMa even made an exhibition of all that, not just once, but several times. So that means eventually things do end up in a museum………

And to go back to the basic idea of Mail-Art, it was a way to send art from sender to receiver without having a need for a gallery of museum to show the work. Times they are a changing….

Outgoing to Ryosuke Cohen – Japan

2015-09-06 08.36.00

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

2015-09-06 08.36.03

for more details about the project visit the special group on IUOMA at NING:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/brain-cell-ryosuke-cohen-compilation

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!

Incoming from Richard C – USA

2015-08-29 13.21.41 2015-08-29 13.21.34

Received this card and 3 others from Richard Canard in July / August 2015. I was abroad when he sent them to me, and I decided to publish the complete collection since it is so interesting.  The first card (above) was torn by the postal system in The USA, so the put it into a plastic bag:

2015-08-29 13.21.09 2015-08-29 13.20.55 2015-08-29 13.20.50

The second card tells you what happens when you join the IUOMA. Richard has some views of what the IUOMA has brought to the network. It has become a central place to communicate in the mail-art network, but there is also a complete network besides that

2015-08-29 13.20.42 2015-08-29 13.20.36 2015-08-29 13.20.27 2015-08-29 13.20.22

The last card is visually atractive because Richard writes white on a black card…….. Specially choosen for me, so I am honored….

2015-08-29 13.20.13 2015-08-29 13.20.08

Bacause I enjoy seeing Richard C.’s card, I made a special group in the IUOMA network so others can publish their card there as well. Quite a collection there already:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/richard-c-fan-club

So have a look, and if you have received a card from Richard C. please include a digital copy in this growing archive!

 

Bewaren