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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 Richard Canard – USA

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“I’m inclined to doubt there is a formula for creating a successful postcard… that sort of thing just happens”.  Another statement from Richard Canard. What else to do then say he is right. That way the observer should judge what kind of card this is……

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I made a ‘fan of Richard C.’ group on IUOMA at NING, where also others publish the card they receive from Richard C. Have a look yourself, of when you receive mail from him, please share it there:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/richard-c-fan-club?xg_source=activity

 

The Millennium Statements – 2000

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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….

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Object to Guy Bleus – 1992

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“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.

Mail from Richard Canard – USA

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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 frequents that place too:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/mail-from-richard-c

Off course Richard goes to the bottom. Mail-Art always had to do with reaching for new borders and directions. So maiy involved in the network thought just seem to repeat thins ans stay in their confort zone. I know I haven’t , but also I haven’t told you readers all I did in the network yet. Time will come to tell that.

I made special group for Richard where now IUOMA members place their work from him. It is quite a collection, and because Richard always dates his mailings, we can put them in the right order too (if there is any). We can’t judge ourselves on the impact we have in the network. That is for others and new generations to decide.

More mail from Richard on:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/richard-c-fan-club?xg_source=activity

Mail-Art statements 2013 – by Ruud Janssen

Some new statements in 2013 where published as a .PDF file too. New ideas  you can see and read at:

https://www.academia.edu/10918666/MAIL_ART_STATEMENTS_2013

They are new compared to the milenium statements, which are accesible at:

https://www.academia.edu/10918705/Millenium_Statements_-_1999

This set is more historical. I wrote them in 1999 when the year 2000 was coming closer and a new meillenium was approaching. An unique event for us then, but it seems so far away now.