Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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New Mail Art Project for 2016
( I propose to fill this pod with... )
A Proposal on a Postcard it's that simple !
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'Letter To Me' began with a call out in January and ended July 1st 2015


The complete project has been donated to the Special Collections at Vanderbilt University Library.


Postal Response by Jason Brown

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Project outline

The Theme
is
Letter To Me
Create a letter to yourself. A present self or a past self or a future self.

Participation is Free
Technique is Free
( painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, rubber stamps, 3 D objects, etc.. )
Size is Free
( whatever you can get through the postal system )
Although a simple handwritten letter is encouraged

There is No jury selection
There will be No return of Mail Art
There will be No Sales

The Deadline is July 1st 2015

All work and project documentation will be shown on the blog lettertomemailart.blogspot.com
&
There will be a postal response

After its completion, the whole project will be donated to the Special Collections at Vanderbilt University Library in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

(In the words of Ray Johnson),  "PLEASE SEND TO" :

Jason Brown
P O Box 160417
Nashville, TN  37216
USA

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Connect below for details of the completed 2014 project from Jason Brown
REINVENTION : A Mail Art Project



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About Mail Art

Mail Art explained on the University of Buffalo's website...

' Participatory, democratic, personal and expressive, as a form of artwork, Mail Art is sent, given or exchanged via the postal service. A work of art becomes Mail Art once it is dispatched, disappearing forever from the artist's hands. Mail Artists form networks and faithfully participate in them by pouring a steady stream of unique art objects into the quotidian postal system. Mail Artists also regularly call for topical or thematic Mail Art for exhibition. Mail Art forms a community of like minded artists. Each piece of Mail Art is unique and often a collage that might aggressively engage social, artistic, and hot topical political issues or might harvest images from pop culture. All forms of material and artistic techniques come into play. Mail Art explores the material nature of language. Rubber stamps, stickers, paint and other material are frequently combined in Mail Art collage. After artistic treatment, items such as common post cards to plastic bottles enter into the Mail Art network.

Ray Johnson is credited as the founder of contemporary Mail Art. In the late 1950's he founded the New York Correspondence School and the New York Correspondence School bunny is an image frequently collaged into works of Mail Art'.

Here are some links for you;
Let's start with wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art
Mail Artist, Sarah Churchill explains on youtube - youtube
Excellent website from established British Mail Artist, Keith Bates - http://keithbates.co.uk/
The International Union of Mail-Artists - http://iuoma-network.ning.com/
A Mail Art Forum - http://www.mail-art.de/


CREATE - STAMP - MAIL

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Incoming Mail Art will be displayed online chronologically... 



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