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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  1. QUESTION:

    What is TAM? What does it mean?

    ANSWER:

    TAM stands for TRAVELLING ART MAIL and is the name under which I operate in Mail Art. Is also stands for TILBURG ACADEMY of MAIL ART and TILBURGSE AUTOMATISERINGS MAATSCHAPPIJ since it is a multifunctional institute.

  2. QUESTION:

    What is the IUOMA?

    ANSWER:

    The IUOMA started in 1988. It stands for International Union of Mail Artist and in fact is a Union with members. Unlike most unions, everybody who claims to be a member is a member. Actually when one applies for membership one becomes automatically a member. More you can find out ot the special IUOMA-SECTION that I have put online.

  3. QUESTION:

    Why do you do mail art?

    ANSWER:

    Simply because I feel the need to communicate in a creative way. Not only communicate to people around me, but to all kind of people out there. I like to paint and draw , but don't like the world of the official art institutes. Mail art then is an ideal playground and it brings you many new experiences.

  4. QUESTION:

    When did you start with mail art?

    ANSWER:

    Actually this is a difficult question. Do you mean when I started to send out correspondence? (1967 or so). When I started with TAM (1980). When I got hooked up to the mail-art network (1983). For such details I have put my biography online so you can find out all the details.

  5. QUESTION:

    Why do you interview other mail artists?

    ANSWER:

    Because I wonder why others started with mail art , how they experience this , what makes them tick, etc. Not all mail artists have explained their stories and I wanted to know. So to be short, I was curious and started with asking questions. When you get answers, you automatically have an interview, and you can access all those words at the interview-section and read the stories others tell me.

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  7. QUESTION:

    just ask your question

    ANSWER:

    maybe you'll find your answer here next time.......

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