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. Since 1970 working with computers too, so you can acces large amounts of data....

A tree for Guido Vermeulen – Belgium

This morning I took this photo of a tree I pass nearly every day. The leaves are now almost gone as novembver has started. A photo to remember Guido Vermeulen in Belgium and I will post the photo there too: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/trees A group started by Guido Vermeulen himself, and after his death the IUOMA-members keep publishing trees there to keep his memories alive.

The OLD IUOMA website

For people doing research, please notice that the old IUOMA website is still available. I started the website in 1996 when the HTTP protocols first were used to make the WWW websites.  It grew from there and was completely typed by hand. Because maintaining that old structure because too time consuming and also I didn’t wantbto throw away the old building, it is still there through: http://www.iuoma.org/index.html Just try it….. .. Read More

Mail-Interview with Guy Bleus by Ruud Janssen

Because someone in the USA wanted a signed copy of the mail-interview I did with Guy Bleus, published by the Stickerdude in New York, I arranged a sending in which also Guy and I would have a signed edition of the finished booklet. Guy stamped the envelope and also placed some delightful rubberstamps on the backside: The booklet inside looks like this:

Mail to Thierry Tillier – Belgium

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.. Read More

mail-interview with Guy Bleus – Belgium

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH Guy Bleus. 3 Started on: 3-11-1994 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on: 8-4-95 (internet) GB : //GUY BLEUS 42.292: DEAR RUUD, IN YOUR INTRODUCTION OF THIS PROJECT YOU WROTE ABOUT THE MAIL ART INTERVIEW PROJECT: “THIS PROJECT I MAINLY START FOR MY RESEARCH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MAIL.. Read More

mail-interview with José vanden Broucke – Belgium

Ruud Janssen with José van den Broucke TAM Mail-Interview Project (WWW Version) Started on 15-7-1996 RJ: Welcome to this mail interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? (On July 24th 1996 José wrote to me that he will take part in the interview-project. Probably he will answer in English and partly in Dutch language.) Reply on 23-8-1996 JvdB: Dear.. Read More