SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT MAIL ART - OVERVIEW†

by Ruud Janssen

TAM Publications 1998 Nr 980175

Since the beginning I have been writing about mail art. In 1993 I started with the serie 'Thoughts about mail art'. Till today there are 18 publications in this series. Here is an overview:

Thoughts number:

*1

Publication number:

content

Number of

pages:

date of writing:

last date if

revised:

1

940024

Statements from Ruud Janssen

4

August 1993

December 1995

2

950061

Why write about mail art?

4

1994

April 1995

3

950089

Mail art is a personal experience.

4

September 1995

4

950100

The

INTERNET.

5

November 1995

5

960107

What happens to the mail I get

5

January 1996

6

960111

Assembling

Zines

5

February 1996

7

960120

Text for exhibition Schwerin Museum, Germany

2

March 1996

8

960121

TAM

Publications

5

April 1996

9

960126

Text for Post Office Denmark, mail art project: "Future Communication"

6

May 1996

10

960128

Overview of older statements by Ruud Janssen period 1985 till 1993

6

May 1996

11

960131

The Older networkers. History and the 5 generations in mail art

5

June 1996

12

960142

Reaction to a publication by Josť van den Broucke about the bike mail school.

4

June 1996

13

960152

Who is Ray Johnson? Also a reprint of the unfinished interview with Ray.

4

August 1996

14

960154

How do I experience mail art nowadays?

4

September 1996

15

970165

Changes in mail art.

3

December 1996

April 1997

16

970174

Answering all your mail (includes overview mail I sent out in period 1991-1997).

4

May 1997

17

-

Overkill of information (WWW-version only!)

2

July 1997

April 1998

18

-

(WWW-version

only)

2

January

1998

April 1998

*1 = sometimes there is a printout with smaller letterfont sent out, and I call this the b-version.

The thoughts #1 till #10 were published in one single publication. If you are interested in the complete serie of thoughts, please write me. All texts are on my computer, and I could print out the complete texts (some include visuals as well) and bind them for you. Since this are a lot of pages, the printing, binding and sending would cost a lot of money, so ask in advance if you are interested for such a personalized version for you. Normally the 'thoughts' are sent out randomly into the network. A lot of them are already published in magazines or sometimes books.

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