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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 Carlo Pittore – USA

Here are the scan’s of the handwritten answers by Carlo Pittore in the Mail-Interview I did with him. You can access the text-version at: http://iuoma.org/blog_new_2015/2015/06/13/mail-interview-with-carlo-pittore-usa/ Carlo Pittore has a specific handwriting always with pen and ink. Als he decorated the envelopes I sent the questions in and returned them to me. You can click on the individual images to enlarge:    

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-interview with Jenny Soup

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH  JENNY SOUP (USA) TAM-PUBLICATIONS JULY 1996 TAM960135 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JENNY SOUP Started on: 7-3-1995 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: 2-5-95 JS : I first got involved with mail art and the network back in 1987. I was living in San Francisco at the time, going to.. Read More

mail-interview stucture on this website

One of the goals of this new website is to make the mail-interviews accesible for you. I place them in the blog, but also build a menu-structure so you can easily find any individual interview with just clicking on it. The interviews are sorted in alphabetic order, and when in the Alphabet there are more names, a second pop-up menu will appear. The first 27 mail-interviews are online now. Slowly.. Read More

mail-interview with Chuck Welch – USA

Mail-interview with Chuck Welch (Crackerjack Kid) USA About the interviewed artist: Chuck Welch has been a leading practitioner of mail art since 1978. His first book : “Networking Currents,” (1986) is a pioneering text about mail art subjects and issues. Last year he edited mail art’s first “ezine” “Netshaker On-Line”. Currently, Welch’s Eternal Network Mail Art Anthology is being published by University of Calgary Press. Copies are available. RJ :Welcome.. Read More

mail-interview with Birger Jesch – DDR

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH BIRGER JESH       27 Started on: 6-3-95 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: 20-3-1995 BJ : In the end of 1979 I began with mail art exchange. I did projects like “TARGET GUN PROJECT” with exhibition in February in Dresden and several other places. “PLEASE STAMP FOR ME” (on.. Read More

mail-interview with arto posto – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ARTO POSTO RJ :Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? AP:Can’t tell exactly when I started mailing art. It was with an artist friend who had moved to California, Susan Petelik, and she always added art to her envelopes, letters, etc., tucked art inside. She inspired me to do the same, and I.. Read More

mail-interview with Al Ackerman

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH AL (BLASTER) ACKERMAN THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH AL ACKERMAN. 70 Started on 17-6-1996 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 29-7-1996 (Al’s first answer came typed on a paper with a copy of one of Al Ackerman’s famous drawings with the text: “Sigh….My most gifted pupil…. too bad her head.. Read More

mail-interview with Carol Stetser – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH CAROL STETSER (USA) TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-970171 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH CAROL STETSER Started on 12-11-1995 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 11-12-1995 CS : In 1976 I founded Padma Press (see enclosed catalog) and proceeded to publish in the next 3 years, three offset books of my photographs. In July.. Read More

Mail-Art in the MoMa – New York

End 2014 there was a lovely exhibition at the MoMa library in New York. Yopu can still find the information on: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2014/analognetwork/ It is a very interesting moment. After exploring the Fluxus collections they have, they are now also exploring the Mail-Art resources they already have in their collections.  Off course I was honoured they also showed some things they have from me. During the Mail-Interview I always sent them.. Read More