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THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JÜRGEN O. OLBRICH.                                                     67


Started on 15-4-1996


RJ :      Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network?


Reply on 7-5-1996


Jürgen replied that he is interested in an interview, but would rather like to do it face-to-face. So I could come to Kassel for the interview in the coming months, or he could come to Holland in the next half of the year. I wrote him that that takes some more time to prepare, and for that he sent me some wonderful booklets that allow me to do some research on his work.


On May 8th 1997 I met Jürgen O.O.lbrich by coïncidence when I visited the 14th Small-press event In Mainz Germany (the MMPM - 14 MainzerMiniPressenMesse , Internationale Buchmesse der Kleinverlage und Handpressen) . It was the first time to meet him and we had the first part of the interview. I hadn't a taperecorder with me to record the words, and after a few days it isn't possible to write down the exact words of the interview.


I did take some photo's of Jürgen and some innocent bystanders, and together with copies of  the documentations he already sent to me to prepare the interview, this will be the first part of the interview, and will be publish as such. Part two will be the planned event where I hopefully will record the continued interview with words on tape.


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Niederfeld Str. 35

D - 34128 KASSEL