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.

Memories for Robin Crozier – UK

Robin C rozier did a project where he asked people from the network to share a memory of a specific day and return it to him. In return you would get the memory of someone else. I have tried to collect soms of the memories back, and have saved them in digital form (see above). Also I collect the originals, and have documented my collection on: https://www.facebook.com/memorandommemory/ Some originals are.. Read More

Testing the LIX pen

Tried to test my LIX 3D pen today (May 28th 2016), but it wasn’t succesful. All I managed was to start the pen, see a strange green colour filament come out. Insert black filament that never came out…………   Strange noises from the motor. So not a working pen at all. 1. Green filament came out when I started (what is done with the pen?).  Seems it was used before. 2… Read More

Mail from Miss Noma – UK

Again mail from Miss Noma in UK. This time the envelope shows another identity, and that ths the name of Arthur Cravan Jr. The statement is obvious Arthur Cravan is NOT a mail-artist , but a Post-Artist. And what to expect in the enveloppe. When I opened it I discoverd there were again envelopes in it all addressed to me but with slightly different names: Nine to be precise. Also.. Read More

Mail from Miss Noma – UK

Mail from Miss Noma came in today. A reply to a letter I sent to the UK last week.  In it some very interesting copy-art in which my letter was used as a background with one of Rocola’s original rubberstamps on it.  It is number 3 of 30 it reads. Off course I got my own rubberstamp from Rocola from the TAM-Archive, and I see I have number 5 of.. Read More

mail-interview with Patricia Collins – UK

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA COLLINS – UK THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA COLLINS Started on: 28-8-1995 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 11-9-1995 PC : I first became involved in mail art in summer 1993. I had taken out the U.K. listings magazine, “Artist’s Newsletter” and saw the ads in the mail.. Read More

mail-interview with Clive Phillpot – UK

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH CLIVE PHILLPOT 77 Started on 26-05-1997 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 28-8-97 CP : Dear Ruud: I guess I got involved in 1972 when I started writing a column in Studio International , the London art magazine. I was supposed to review things that nobody else reviewed.. Read More