Sample of mail-art I sent out. This envelope I sent in 1992 to Anna Boschi in Italy. In the end 90-ies I asked mail-artists to sca my envelopes and send the images back to me. That resulted in images like these.
In the beginning 90-ies I sent this enveloppe to Ray Johnson. Also got replies from him, but only discovered this envelope recently because it is shown on: http://observer.com/2012/03/ray-johnson-estate-has-a-new-website-rich-with-mail-art-performance-documentation-ephemera/ A newspaper article in which they tell about the Ray Johnson Estate that has a large website with items from and to Ray. The envelope also contained the “This part is CENSORED” sticker, which was in the 90-ies part of the first.. Read More
A small selection of stampsheets from the TAM-Rubberstamp Archive. Just click on a single one and get a detailed view of the sheet. These ones were actually sent to the Stendhal Gallery in New York and exhibited there in April 2010. I was there for the opening and a few days later even gave a lecture there.
TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-960140 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUDI RUBBEROID 56 Started on 11-11-1995 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 8-12-1995 RR : Sixteen years ago. At the time I owned a store in Bellingham called “The Postcard Palace”, which sold postcards and notecards. I saw some “art rubber stamps” at a trade show.. Read More
The TAM was HERE project This project was done in the 80-ies. I documented it on: http://tamwashere.blogspot.nl/ so you can have a good overview of the project. It was a typical Add & return project, where the result was exhibited in the Milkyway (Melkweg) Gallery in Amsterdam in 1985. Also I brought the collection to Ponte Nossa in Northern Italy, where I met Emilio Morandi and his family and exhibited.. Read More
On the old www.iuoma.org website I also documented some of my art. Always with low resolution, and not that good to look at. I am now placing the images in better resolution. Just click on them and see them full size. All made with acrylic paint on canvas. Size 60×40 and larger. These were exhibited too.
Experimenting with the 3D pen resulted in an interesting collection of objects. I also like to call it ‘writing letters’ because the objects are letters or even envelopes. To document the findings I also wrote two articles that are formally published. have a look at them to read: https://www.academia.edu/10113497/The_influence_of_the_3D_pen_in_the_Art_World_-_Part_1 https://www.academia.edu/10113532/The_influence_of_the_3D_pen_in_the_art_World_-_Part_2 These are .PDF files, so you can print or save them if you like.
THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUUD JANSSEN. 4 – unfinished BY HANS-RUEDI FRICKER Started on: 5-3-1996 HR : Welcome to this mail-interview. You are the founder of the Mail-interview Project and I think that your own thoughts should be part of this project too. Ofcourse you could do a fictive interview with yourself, but in that case I would miss the dialogical process, therefore I invite you to answer my questions. First.. Read More
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
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