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.

Outgoing mail in June 2015

Two outgoing envelopes from the same series but to different people. Hans Braumüller (Germany) asked for stampsheets which he will have received by now.  The envelope below goes to Marie Stillkind (USA). She sent me an e-mail with some questions and I returned a few items by normal mail

TAM was HERE project by Ruud Janssen

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

Censorism – project by Ruud Janssen

Censorism is the when you self censor a work before it is publically displayed. I made stickers (and lateron also Joel Cohen – the stickerdude made a few more) and distributed them into the network. Stimulating people to censor something in their outgoing mail.  I ordered 20 roles of 1,000 stickers. With the last role I started a project that only is documenten on facebook.   So the results are.. 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

Explaining the concept of this blog

This new blog actually should be the central point of all my digital activities. So links to all blogs and websites that I already have and are still alive. beside that also blog-postings to major places and activities that I am involved in. Only one goal and that is to make the information better accesible. The Internet turnes into a chaos without good structures, and I am just trying to.. Read More