Another of John's birthday "coillages" sent in 2003.
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Friday, December 10, 2004
One of the oldest bits of "mailart" I have in my archive from a time I was an art student in Manchester. Phil was an art student in Leeds. This envelope is made from a recycled page of a children's colouring book and Phil has drawn some special attachments to make donkeys life more bareable.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
A card from the post office originally used for driving license stamps. I sent out a few to be added to and passed along. This one returned with stamps and additions by Les Cammer,Patrick T, Artfoot and Creative Thing etc. etc.1989.
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Friday, December 03, 2004
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
One of the first people I corresponded with in the early 80's. I think Michael Scott gave me her address. She used to co-compile an assembling called Art/Life which I took part in a couple of times. It was 200 pages though so quite pricey to send when you are on the dole, which I was then. I think pat gave up mail art and opened a tattoo parlour on Venice Beach.
Sunday, November 28, 2004
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Friday, November 26, 2004
Monday, November 22, 2004
Sent from Milan in 2001. Linda writes on the back- "I send you a small documentation about Konel Teige (great architect and collage maker, born in Prague in 1900 and dies in 1951) and Thierry Renaud (born and living in Bruxelles from 1952). I am fond of these artists.
Saturday, November 20, 2004
A coffin shaped envelope and coffin shaped pages documenting "Mortuarium" project at the 13th International Music & Arts Festival in Belgium.2001. Little coffin kits were sent out and participants were asked to decorate them. they were assembled into 3-D coffins when returned and displayed.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Friday, November 12, 2004
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Sent to me as documentation for 1980 mail art show at Greenwhich Theatre Gallery in South London. This was the first mail art exhibition I ever saw and inspired me to write to the two addresses on the poster. I got replies from both and so the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
This is one of many cards requisitioned from the post office (originally a Vehicle License card) and sent out for rubber stamps to be added to each square on reverse. Only two people used this one - Pawel Petasz and Giovanni Strada before it was returend to me. 1986.
Postcard made for 1992 Worldwide Decentralised Networker Congress. On the reverse it states - "...convened at the Palace of Ministries of greater Tui Tui, Dragonfly and Dogfish hosting. the congress greeted the Netmail Carriers Peter Kustermann and Angela Pahler on their year long worldaround personal Congress mail delivery performance."
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Monday, November 08, 2004
Collaged recycled postcard from Gerard dated 1992. Originally a card to Gerard from someone who signed themselves "Dees". On the reverse Gerard writes "Congratulations on ultimate creative conceptual art. wishin' ewe best of luck with parenthood...".
The envelope contained a hand carved rubber stamp and a letter from Benoit in Belgium which reads- " Thanks to you enjoy mine! But how can you see on this page, I can do much more, because all of them are mademyself too ( except your ofcourse). Don't forget you can always send me a little draw, and I'll make it on a stamp."
FaGaGaGa in Youngstown,Ohio sent this in 1992 to document the Decentralised Networker Congress. On the front cover is an image by Ray Johnson.
In the opening "Word" Mark Corroto writes - " Our culture, and i am speaking of American culture, is saturated by media. Our celebrity gossip and commercials are beginnin g to become confused with news reporting. It's like a dog chasing it's tail. The TV anchor reports a story of "celebrity news." The commercial is not a product endorsement but a way of life...."
This photo-copied "add to & pass along" is typical of it's kind. This one I assume was initiated by Bill Chambers as his name is at the bottom asking for it back when filled (sorry Bill). Those taking part so far are Blaster, Stampmeister kevin, Any Sayler, Guido Bondioli, Private World, Rudi Rubberoid, The Spitter, Darla and Freya Zabitsky. 1992.