Mail Art – archive

Mail art is a worldwide art and music movement that began in the early 1960s. the principle is simple you send visual art (but also music, sound art, poetry, etc.) through the international postal system. Mail Art is sometimes known as Postal Art or Correspondence Art. Mail Art is a network, based on the principles of barter and equal one-to-one collaboration.

After a peak in popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Mail Art phenomenon has gradually migrated to the Internet, whose “social networks” were largely anticipated and predicted by the interactive processes of postal collaborations. Nevertheless, Mail Art is still practiced  by a loose planetary community involving thousands of mailartists from the most varied backgrounds.

See This Window the pseudonym of Peter Bright.

I will mail you a postcard of an image that was exhibited recently in an exhibition of mine. I have always loved the idea of Mail Art – the forerunner of the Internet! Mail art is a worldwide network… Continue reading →

Below is the original blurb and finished piece that was sent to a mailart exhibition in the USA in 2003. This was posted and accepted and an email was recieved confirming arrival on Sept 4th 2003.

“I just thought I’d let you know that your piece arrived today, completely in tact.  Not even bent!  I love the postal service!
Thank you so much for your contribution.
Melissa Muller

Capitalism = Terrorism

exhibited @
“Gallery Night & Day, October 24th & 25th, 2003 – Kunzelmann-Esser Lofts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Capitalism = Terrorism

Who decides who is righteous? God? The populous? The global economy?

Does the minority of the population, who hold the majority of the world’s wealth, make the ultimate decisions, hold the moral high ground and decide who or what constitutes terrorism?…….Or is this all just ‘old hat’ and an old debate?

Capitalism is fighting the ‘Axis of Evil’…The battle has too many fronts and too many invisible enemies. Is this the end of capitalism? Are the sands of time running out?

Capitalism = Terrorism.

Mon Aug 25 19:38:30 2003

In the eyes of the ones who have nothing….Capitalism = Terrorism

Materials: Acrylic and Oil Paint with commercial vinyl.

This image was created on a computer running Windows 98, manipulated and edited using Signlab. The finished version was cut out in vinyl with a Camm-1 Plotter and stuck onto board.

Mass Production and The New Jesus and Mary’ Memorial design is now almost completely originated on the computer. Standard designs can be purchased from catalogs. My work as a memorial designer has involved producing bespoke designs for commercial clients who reproduce images over and over again.

Tue Apr 8 01:31:30 2003

Christ the Capitalist The corruption within the ‘established church‘ has been exposed. Has Jesus cast out the money lenders from the temple or is he charging rent? Jesus Christ, a symbol of capitalism.

Sun July 27 11:18:46 2003

Methodology
‘Computer cut religious imagery; why look any further? ‘ Quote

North Devon business hosting Ilfracombe

From the blog of Veronica Henry Now is the time when I go into M and S and buy at least ten pairs of 60 deniers, in various colours and…

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Death by Sushi' Fish can kill me. When I was very small (maybe 3 or 4 years old) my grandfather, who lost the sight of one eye from a bullet fired by a German sniper (fortunately not a very good one) during the Battle of the Somme in World War 1, wiped my face with the corner of his apron, an apron he had used to wipe his filleting knife on. He was a grocery shopkeeper who specialized in wet fish. I think I am an artist (?)

3 responses to “Mail Art – archive”

  1. Jesus says :

    The main difference between postal and Internet networks is the time factor, everything today is instant, it might be worthwhile to S L O W down a little.

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