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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-interview with Alison Knowles – USA

The Interview with Alison Knowles by Ruud Janssen (question sent on 5-4-2006 by e-mail) Ruud Janssen : Welcome to the interview. Before I start with an interview I always like to read through the biography of the person I am interviewing. Looking at such a career in Art I always wonder, do you still remember when you decided you wanted to be an artist? (answer on 5-4-2006 by e-mail) Alison.. Read More

mail-interview with Ruud Janssen – Netherlands (CS)

mail interview with Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) by Carol Stetser (USA) TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-970169 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUUD JANSSEN. BY CAROL STETSER Started on: 4-2-1996 CS : 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 10-2-1996 RJ : When someone asks for a date of starting, I mostly answer 1980. But I was sending out mail as.. Read More

mail-interview with Ruud Janssen – Netherlands (MG)

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUUD JANSSEN. BY MARK GREENFIELD © 1997 TAM-PUBLICATIONS NETHERLANDS TAM970163 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUUD JANSSEN. BY MARK GREENFIELD (During the interview I was doing myself with Mark Greenfield, he asked me if he could interview me in return. He started with the interview just after I published his interview – TAM-Publications # 960116 , and here is the final result. The text was printed on my computer… Read More

mail-interview with Julie Hagan Bloch – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JULIE HAGAN BLOCH TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-970159 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JULIE HAGAN BLOCH 31 Started on: 7-3-95 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: 20-6-1995 JHB: Well, It was probably around the early ’80’s…. 1983 maybe. It sort of pounced…. I’d been carving eraser-stamps for a few years & heard of.. Read More

mail-interview with Norman Solomon – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH NORMAN SOLOMON (Mr. Postcards). 76 (With the sending of the retyped answers I sometimes made typing-errors to which Norman Solomon reacted. Some of the reactions are worth mentioning, and I have done so with the footnotes) Started on 21-3-1997 Ruud: 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 8-4-1997 (Together with the.. Read More

mail-interview with Ray Johnson – USA

The Mail-Interview with Ray Johnson – USA (unfinished) The Mail-Interview with Ray Johnson went in a special way. He reacted to the first formal invitation like this above. He also wrote on the backside, which added the dimension: He sent it in one of his typical enveloppes: I published the textual version of the interview too, which I will include here as well.This time also inserted the many visuals that.. Read More

mail-interview with Rea Nikonova – Russia

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH REA NIKONOVA 18 – unfinished Started on: 3-1-1995 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: 20-3-1995 RN : I like your idea of interview. I send you my “architectural” treatment of your question and my answer. (Rea sent me a xerox where she transformed my question and her answer.. Read More

mail-interview with Rod Summers / VEC – Netherlands

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ROD SUMMERS – VEC. Started on: 18-11-1994 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: 9-12-1994 RS : Dear Ruud, this is the answer to the first question in your mail-interview project: I began involvement in the mail-art movement in either late 1973 or early 1974, it’s quite difficult to.. Read More

mail-interview with Roy Arenella – USA

Ruud Janssen with Roy Arenella – USA Started on 28-7-1997 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 28-8-1997 (In the beginning I received some letters from Roy. He was surprised that I invited him, since he has used the rubberstamp: “Photographer” & not “Mail Artist”. He doesn’t consider himself a mail artist and.. Read More

mail-interview with Klaus Groh – Germany

This interview was done in 1995 by Ruud Janssen. THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH KLAUS GROH. (5) (A large part of the interview was done by fax) 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: 9-11-1994 KG: I discovered the Network idea of Correspondence-Art in 1967 in San Francisco (USA) when I.. Read More