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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 Judith A. Hoffberg – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JUDITH A. HOFFBERG- USA 52 – unfinished Started on: 29-8-1995 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 4-10-1995 JH : It is hard to remember exactly when I did get involved in the mail-art network. I remember visiting with Ulises Carrion & Aart in Amsterdam, working with them on.. Read More

mail-interview with Jonathan Stangroom – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN STANGROOM. 63 Started on: 4-2-1996 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 2-3-1996 JS : Thank you for the invitation to your interview. I’ve been aware of mail art since my art school days, in the early seventies. I liked the ideas of collaboration and networking (although I.. Read More

mail-interview with John M. Bennett – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN M. BENNETT Started on: 4-7-1995 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 27-7-1995 JMB: I got involved in mail art about the age of 8, in 1951, crossing the pacific on a ship from Japan to Oregon. I wrapped up little messages and drawings in many layers of.. Read More

mail-interview with Julie Paquette – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JULIE PAQUETTE (USA) © TAM-PUBLICATIONS 1997 TAM-970161 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JULIE PAQUETTE Started on: 24-01-1995 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: 17-02-1995 JP : Since you asked this question I’ve been trying to remember dates. Since I became aware that the network exists I’ve jumped in with both.. Read More

mail-interview with Ken Friedman – Norway

INTERVIEW WITH KEN FRIEDMAN (NORWAY) This interview was done complete with the use of internet in the period May till December 1995.The appendixes contain some texts connected to the interview. © TAM-PUBLICATIONS 1996 TAM-960104 INTERVIEW WITH KEN FRIEDMAN RJ: When did you get involved in the mail art network. KF: In 1966, when I came into contact with Fluxus and with Ray Johnson. RJ: How did you get in contact.. Read More

mail-interview with Vittore Baroni – Italy

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH VITTORE BARONI 21 Started on: 24-01-1995 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: 30-3-1995 VB : I got involved in the mail art net in 1977, when I discovered the existence of mail art through the work of G.A. Cavellini – I had seen an ad in Flash Art.. Read More

mail-interview with John Held Jr. – USA (Part 2 – San Francisco)

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HELD JR. (PART-2) (the SAN FRANSISCO period) 68 Started on 2-5-1996 RJ : Well John, I think it is time now to start the second part of our interview. During the first part of the interview you were living in Dallas, and now you are already some time in San Francisco. How big is the difference between Dallas and San Francisco? Reply on 25-5-1996 JH :.. Read More

mail-interview with John Held Jr. – USA (Part 1 in Dallas)

This interview was done in 1995 by Ruud Janssen. It is possible to spread this information to others, but for publications you will have to get permission from TAM and the interviewed person! Enjoy reading this interview. MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HELD JR. PART 1 TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM950095 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HELD JR. (PART 1) Started on: 3-11-1994 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional.. Read More

mail-interview with John Evans – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN EVANS. 69 – unfinished Started on 11-6-1996 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 16-1-1997 (John Evan’s answer was written on a paper filled with color-tests with ink he made before). JE : Dear Ruud Janssen. Thanks for inviting me to be interviewed for your project. Sorry that.. Read More

mail-interview with Jenny de Groot – Netherlands

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JENNY DE GROOT Started on: 31-3-1995 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: 5-4-1995 JdG: The first time I came across mail art was in 1983, when I was studying photography and design at AKI (Academy for Arts and Industry). One of my teachers was Bart Boumans, who at.. Read More