Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Rolled up from Serbia. I presume it's for the LET THE POSTCARDS DO THE WALKING project but this isnt a postcard and deadline has been brought forward. All "feet shaped postcards" are exhibited at the The Sorting Office Gallery in Northwich.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Contents include stampsheet made by Leslie Caldera ( Creative Thing Stampwoorks ) for 30th anniverary of formation of LA punk band "X". Postcard for opening of Los Angeles Assemblage Group show at Lucy Florence Cultural Centre (Oct 1st-31st) and letter from Hotel Cornell.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Joel Cohen ( The Sticker Dude) enclosed in the envelope various stickers and ephemera including-
A Ray Johnson trading card. Piermario Ciani sticker. Broiler Mash label.Yellowstone Park luggage label.St. Patrick's Day stickers.Tim Mancusi rubber stamp sticker of Rrose Selavy. Various Ragged Edge Press stickers and cards. Ten Pesos ban note from Japan. etc.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
In the post today - a large package from Germany from Dirk Frohlich in Dresden who used to make exquisite hand bound assembled books back in the 90's. This one appears to be a selection of loose pages from that BUCHLABOR series- either ones that were not used or just late arriving? No info. with the package just a card that says "DANKE" in rubber stampings. Other participants include Giovanni Strada, Georg Lipinsky, Vittore Baroni, Diane Bertrand and Patricia Collins. All pages from 1996 to 2006.
Below is a page by Henning Mittendorf.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I sent Vittore a foot shaped postcard recently and he asked for some more to add to a hat he was making for George Maniunas. A parade of hats was organised by VB to celebrate Fluxus and George as part of a day of performance etc. in Italy, but I forget just where. I will try and find out. Vittore sent me this nice documentation of the hat. Further documentation is promised. Carlos Botana made the postcard in the foreground. I can't quite see the others.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Historic catalogue front cover for 1984 mail art show and project to celebrate George Orwell's book and anti- war theme. Shown at Whitechapel Open Exhibition as a notice board. I went in everyday to pin up the days mail . 78 participants from 15 countries. The catalogue has 12 pages (A4) printed lithographically. B&W with added rubber stampings. 4 cut out postcards and stickers.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
WE met Treena at the sorting office this morning to put up some mail art in the empty cabinets. Treena was already there with all her polish and dusters and cleaning the glass. It was surprising how much mail needs to fill up six quite small cabinets successfully. We barely had enough and I presumed we'd have loads left over to take home again. I took a selection of the "Handy Postcard Exchange" work and stuck them up in four cabinets. Thankfully Hazel helped or else it would have taken hours! A steady stream of people came in which was encouraging and one hopes that some will take the time to look at the postcards and envelopes etc. whilst waiting for their parcels or whatever. Not sure how long they will be up for. Treena is curator and so I leave that side of it to her. Maybe put up some more mail from the archive in the future if all goes well. Playing it very much by ear at the moment.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
An old stampsheet of mine from the 80's I just found at the Artpool site featuring many artistamps from the Artpool archive. I had no idea this was on until saw a link kindly uplaoded by Sebastian at Easy Dreamer. The exhibition is on at the Budapest Museum Of Fine Art until the end of June.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Mickey Mouse Shed detail. Shot around a corner as a tree is in the way. The shed is in rather a sorry state now and suffered from the effects of the weather. Hazel did this project some years ago and the outside of the shed is covered in the mail art she recieved. Not sure who did this bit?
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Above is the packet with parts of "sculpture kit" inside with two collaged postcards with instructions on how to put it toegther. Peter describes it as " The east assembly A.1. monument- 1-2-3- Any questions? A photo would be best as reward ( how about one two on this blog? ) and maybe some glue to fix parts 1-2-3 but thats only important before artquakes."
Sunday, April 22, 2007
A collage for "Homage To Nancy" stamp sheet. 2007
On the reverse Vittore has written- " While you wait for the new Arte Postale! ( ready in April I hope ) here's the result of our co-operative stamps PING PONG ( mention a few weeks back -Ed )..... I'm trying to keep my old perforating machine active - so keep collaging and blogging and don't forget the good old lickin' postage stamps! "
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
In a nice envelope yesterday from Keith Bates who says he's hoping for early retirement from teaching this July. Also enclosed some tickets and original ephemera, postcard (below) , pass-along sheet from Eric Langolff and call for mail art show in Finland on the theme of "What Time Is It?"
Also enclosed is a nice "Mailart Heritage" blue plaque print for me and a "Teacher's Tale" which explains his current situation regarding his employment and his hopes for the future. Keith says- " Mail Art is also having to adapt and change, and it is no longer essential for Mail Art to be a wholly snailmail experiance. Indeed, it is paradoxical that many Mail Art projects culminate with website or blog documentation, yet contributions are still only accepted via traditional mail. It is time for the email attachment, emailart, to be welcomed as warmly."