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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 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

mail-interview with Bern Porter – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH BERN PORTER 53 (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 12-9-1995 BP : I invented mail art, November 11. 1913 RJ : Why November 11th 1913? What happened on that day that you decided to start to send out mail art? Reply on 19-10-1995 BP.. Read More

mail-interview with Ayah Okwabi – Ghana

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH AYAH OKWABI  – 54 Started on 15-10-1995 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 2-11-1995 AO : Dear Ruud, thanks for the invitation to participate in your mail-interview project. I got involved in mail art in 1979 when Volker Hamann introduced me to his Anthropological Art Project. Anthro-Art was.. Read More

mail-interview with Anna Boschi – Italy

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ANNA BOSCHI (ITALY) THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ANNA BOSCHI 36 Started on: 15-5-1995 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: 19-8-1995 AB : I have been involved in mail art since 1986, when I exhibited my artistic works in Milano (Italy) – by Centro Lavoro Arte – where I met.. Read More

mail-interview with Anna Banana – Canada

This interview was done in 1995 by Ruud Janssen. Address: TAM, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB Breda , the NETHERLANDS, e-mail : info@iuoma.orgl. 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. THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ANNA BANANA 13 Started on: 3-12-1994 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you.. 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 Andrej Tisma – Yugoslavia

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ANDREJ TISMA 38 Started on: 15-5-1995 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: 16-6-1995 AT : I made my first mail-art work in 1973 after a visit to one of the pioneers of Yugoslavian mail-art, Bogdanka Poznanovic from Novi Sad. I mailed to her two bus tickets I used.. Read More

mail-interview with Carlo Pittore – USA

Ruud Janssen with Carlo Pittore TAM Mail-Interview Project (WWW Version) Started on: 10-5-1995 RJ: Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditionalquestion. When did you get involved in the mail-art network?     Reply on:22-5-1995 CP: In response to your query, I began my Network mail art activity in1978, encouraged by Bern Porter. Although I had been decorating myletters with pen & ink drawings and water colors.. Read More

mail-interview with José vanden Broucke – Belgium

Ruud Janssen with José van den Broucke TAM Mail-Interview Project (WWW Version) Started on 15-7-1996 RJ: Welcome to this mail interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? (On July 24th 1996 José wrote to me that he will take part in the interview-project. Probably he will answer in English and partly in Dutch language.) Reply on 23-8-1996 JvdB: Dear.. Read More

Mail-Interview with Keith Bates – UK

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH KEITH BATES            (50) Started on: 15-8-1995 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 19-9-1995 (Together with his first answer Keith Bates sent me the documentation of his ‘ARTISTCHEQUE’-project, an artistchequebook, and also some info on his newest project) KB : I started doing mail art in 1983. I attended.. Read More