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.

Outgoing to Ryosuke Cohen – Japan

The logo for Pataphysics and IUOMA is now also printed on paper, and the concept goes now arround the world. This envelope goes to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan. He might use it on its brain cell, but you never know which element he uses…… Another envelope goes to Heleen de Vaan in the Netherlands. Above a glimpse of the complete envelope. It is going out tomorrow. The last day of.. Read More

Samples of Outgoing Fluxus Words

Here are some samples of Fluxus Words on envelopes as they were sent out in 2008. Not sure what happened to each individual word, but I documented a lot of them on: http://fluxuswords.blogspot.nl/ The words themselves are part of the Fluxus score I wrote in 1988 and goes like this: And the score itself produced some famous words for sure. To get the basics, IUOMA was one of that words,.. Read More

Mail from Richard C. – USA

A new card from Richard C (Canard) in USA from 8-11-2015. It travelled fast across the ocean and now goes onloine and visits the world. Yes, Mail-Art has become a strage artform where communication can go fast in any direction in digital form while a piece of carton still takes its time, and can be photographed in the centre of Breda to be placed online.

Mail from Mike Dyar – USA

Last week an interesting parcel from Mike Dyar arrived with in it an object that deserves some attention. 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. Above the front cover of the parcel. Typical style.. Read More

New machinery from the previous century

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.. Read More

Welcome to the Pataphysics

Being a pataphysician is quite an experience. Time to share it through a foam rubber stamp made with the letters. 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. The spiral was made some decades ago. The special square.. Read More