Thursday, January 08, 2009
"the durability of mail art works does not matter: the effect is in the moment"
Over 368 artists (from 40 countries) participated in The Parade of Animals: a global collage. We invite those who happen upon our blog, to stop and take a peek. Feel free to comment.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
CALL FOR ENTRIES
SALT AND PEPPER
Spice in Life ... Spice in Life
Deadline: April 30, 2008
Colour catalogue to all participants.
Send to the address of your choice or both:
Frantic Fan Mail
Dugort, Achill Island
Anticham (Kim Hye Mee)
Gangnamge Gaepo 2 Dong
#3 Apt. 317-410
Seoul 135-800/South Korea
For more info: email@example.com
Monday, September 17, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
MAIL ART/NO MAIL ART
Mail Art Auctions & other crazy things
- Ruggero Maggi (with permission)
from Ruggero Maggi, Italy
Human beings are made up of a complex blend of several qualities; they are capable of noble transports and dark mean actions. They express themselves over a wide variability arc of actions, which are very different to each other, or rather antithetic, at the two ends. We can estimate the humanity level by looking at the oscillations between the two opposite poles of a hypothetical needle galvanometer, every cruelty, injustice, abuse of power, violence committed to others, and to the world, causes the needle shifting towards the negative extremity, showing the decline of values and the loss of existential sense. Such actions can be, as they have always been, of great historical impact (persecutions, wars, atomic energy used for destructive purpose), they can also attack one's everyday life and privacy dimension, and they can be very serious, even if not sensational. In any case, both in the little and great events, what is lost and difficult to restore, is the condition of harmony with oneself and the world, that one wins daily and that gives to all men the creative integration with the natural and social environment in which they live. In the final analysis, every negative event is a subtraction of humanity, it's a little or great, death act, that puts emptiness behind itself, producing a sort of shadow effect. The list of humanity subtractions is the alarming witness of present and past falls, whether demonstrated or foreseen, insidious or manifest, and can be meant as the synthetic and symbolic representation of man's history, or can be considered as a simple list, in its analytical, repetitive and discouraging systematic nature.
-Ruggero Maggi (with permission)