Thursday, December 23, 2010

99) What should be the topic of the 100th discussion?

So far the discussions aren't that lively here. What discussion would cause a lot of reactions? What should be the issue to deal with?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

98) What do poems by John M. Bennett mean to you?


the crippled hanger ∞ flood nod trace
sighing in the water ∞ deep chump scored
blazer in the fog ∞ clasping the rent
my muddy throat ∞ dust fills the can
the pliant gas ∞ beets and spaghetti

frenchfries in the jello ∞ stiffer than rock
the window’s exploding air ∞ your gleaming ankle
dropping the whole ∞ torrent and sun
your day thought lost ∞ giggling under the bed
my cliff dirt found ∞ the running shirt filled



strokes of ham H lung pool
the drain of home H slung cheaper
lash drink cheese H foraging tune
my cost thumper H gosh loot
testing the door H mumbles grin

frown speech h clocking the floor
free ,huh? h your debt thighs
cacaphonic pantry h stroke dry milk
pricey wing h the lost flood
cave tooth h the feathered pig


X Ray

my shirt funnel s course chump
blaze the zoo s plush neck
doubling the corn s mile gnat
pustules and teeth s shining road
my passing blot s gush demon

ehécatl dried S clear and stuck
muddy lot S lips and light
popcorn inch S bury the frijol
butt sack S splash the grave
knight spot S your pants bloom


Monday, December 6, 2010

97) Do you still send out envelopes and snail-mail?

Are you still sending out postcards, envelopes and the traditional mail-art, or has the online activity taken over your main outlet to communicate with other artists?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

93) IUOMA Poll-7

This is the 7th Poll. The results of all the polls will be published in 2011. The polls are published on several platforms. In the new communications times all the results of these Polls are added together and show significant results. Mostly over 150 people react to a poll and that gives some insight for sure.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

92) Digital Database with information on Mail-Art

This blog gradually is growing and contains already quite some information. Most Mail-Artists trust the Internet to archive things, but I am a bit sceptical on that. Archiving is done by mostly by humans, maybe using computers as their tools. Therefore I archive most of the things I publish online also in printed form. Just because that might last longer than digital stuff. Am I old-fashioned or are there others who work like that?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

90) Poll-5


hello, fellows!

is anyone here a member of
i have just joined and amazed with the idea. Me myself never got too excited sending postcards to my own people who i know would never reply ...anyway I always wanted to send more and more postcards even without having much in return, and now i know where i can input my forces =) sending cards to the same willing person =) isnt it brilliant!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

88) Are people who they claim to be

In Mail-Art it is normal to have an alias. Not being the person you realy are. Using a symbolic name for the mail-art you send out. Are the people online and say they are active in mail-art also really the persons they claim to be?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

83) Art in Mail: Mail Art?

I wonder: I see so many mail art send in envelopes, not as mail art. Wrong perception? What do you think?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

82 ) Chinese Mail-Artists

I started a project to search or even connect to Chinese mail-Artists. In the past (80-ies and 90-ies) I did get some mail from China. But mostly from non-Chinese that lived for some time there. Do you think there is a specific reason as to why there are no contacts with chinese. Are the reasons Language, politics, money......? What do you think?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

81) Anyone can Comment now; doet that help?

This blog has now a setting that anyone can comment. The moderation is set on to prevent spammers from automatically enter texts, but we will see if there are now more reactions. Do you agree this might help?

Monday, May 24, 2010

80) Do you actually read these posts?

When I look at the number of visitors on this blog, it comes to over 2000 each month. The entries are just small numbers each month. To make it simple. When you read this message, just answer YES, and I know you are reading this. Does that work?

Friday, April 30, 2010

79) So many visitors, so few entries

There are a lot of visitors to this Mail-Art Discussion Blog, but there are so fe entries? What is the reason for this? Is a blog not working. Do some visitors want to have access? (send a request by e-mail to me), or are we all just readers and no writer?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

78) The right time for mail art.

Hello everyone!

Have you ever felt that something is blocking you, when you're trying to create mail art, but you don't know what is it? Or what's causing it? I'm having the right ideias, but something is saying it is not the right day to do it. This is realy weird sometimes. Maybe we just assemble the thoughts and dreams in our minds until the right time to release them into art.

Anyway, hope you're all having a good time over the world.

Eduardo Cardoso

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

77) glad to be here

hi Ruud many thanks for inviting me to join the group.

Hope I've navigated the various complexities of enrolment successfully !

Friday, February 19, 2010

76) More Mail-Art projects?

On the website for Mail-Art projects I notice that the number of started mail-art projects is increasing. New mail-artists start with new projects which start on websites like these and don't use the mail for spreading the project news. Documentation is also published on websites. Is this the new Mail-Art Projects reality and do you like this developement?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

75) Has Mail-Art changed?

The new generation that does "Mail-Art" might have a different perception of this art-movement than the older generation that has participated for decades. Is that true?

Monday, January 18, 2010

73) Time to read

Yesterday suddenly 5 comments on my blog from Michael Leigh. He writes - among other things- that blogging on his own sites it takes away the time to visit all the other blogs and see what is happening. Time is scarce. Do we have time to read all the things other publish? How do you divide the time to publish and read?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

72) Ray's Big Day

Did anyone send or receive anything interesting on this important date? I sent a card to three people; would've sent more, but didn't notice the date until just before the post office closed.






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