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Vittore Baroni's IM98 project - update 1B.

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This e-mail I received from Vittore Baroni on December 7th. I thought the text would be interesting enough for others, so I put it online for you - Ruud Janssen.

Subject: IM98 update1b

IM98 PREVIEW: APHORISMS UNDERGROUND

WHEN: from December 8th till December 12th, 1997.
WHERE: on the chalkboard of the Uptown New York City Canal St. (& Varick St.) subway station.
WHAT: public aphorisms curated by the Subway Token Clerk, Tyrone King. No refreshments will be served, bring your good spirits, coffee and cake.
WHO: an idea by The Sticker Dude.
WHY: a Mason Cooley 70th Birthday event.

INCONGRUOUS MEETINGS 1998 - UPDATE N.1 (November 1997)

TO THE TOP
WHEN: whenever two or more networkers meet in 1998.
WHERE: any mountain top.
WHAT: whenever two or more networkers meet in 1998, on any mountain top , there an IM 98 takes place.
WHO: a convocation by H. R. Fricker.
WHY: to be on top.

I SANTINI DEL PRETE MEETING

WHEN: from January 1st to December 31st 1998.
WHERE: anywhere but preferably in a train station.
WHAT: choose a person with whom you will create an intense common feeling, identifying yourself with I Santini Del Prete (lit."the priest's saint holy pictures", a duo of railwaymen-performers). Send a photo to R. Del Prete, C.P. 133, 57013 Rosignano Solvay, Li, Italy. Catalogue in 1999.
WHO: a project by Franco Santini and Raimondo Del Prete.
WHY: you are I Santini Del Prete!

ILLUSTRIOUS MICHAEL SCOTT MEMORIAL MEETING

WHEN: 5th January 1998, from 2pm. until the 11th hour.
WHERE: 71 Lambeth Walk, London, SE 11 6DX, United Kingdom.
WHAT: selected correspondance and 11th hour pagescapes from the A.1.Waste Paper Co. archives will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Bring stamps and collage material.
WHO: friends of Michael Scott.
WHY: 10th Anniversary of his death in 1988. If you cannot be there in person, send an "11th hour pagescape". Documentation to all.

A WHEE-WHEE WEEPING FOR RAY JOHNSON

WHEN: on January 13th 1998, at 9.13pm sharp.
WHERE: in Reggio E., Italy, near the main entrance of the General Post Office (or near the G.P.O. of your town).
WHAT: nothing and/or everything will happen, bring your hats, cameras, cassette-recorders, scissors, bunny rabbits, etc.
WHO: convocation by Le Forbici di Manitý.
WHY: three years later, a com-M-oration.

FRIDAY THIRTEEN

WHEN: on Friday 13th February, March and November 1998.
WHERE: a place of normality (like a town square).
WHAT: all participants will shout abusive remarks to normal passers-by.
WHO: minority groups (race, gender, disability).
WHY: to make everyone else feel crap for a moment, before going on unaffected by the meeting. To try and raise a sense of oneness.

PIG DADA MEETING

WHEN: on February 28th, 1998, at 3pm.
WHERE: "De Rinck" cultural center, 7 Place de la Vaillance - Dapper Heidsplein 7 and Kapittel straat 11, 1070 Anderlecht, Bruxelles.
WHAT: all about pigs. Pig show and mail art event and performances.
WHO: expoporc. Baudhuin Simon.
WHY: to oink oink together.

LET'S TAKE THE GREASE OFF

WHEN: Saturday 21st March 1998.
WHERE: in front or sending to the head office of the italian political party Forza Italia, Viale Monza 137, 20125 Milano.
WHAT: partecipate by mailing or attending in person with a bottle of soap for dishes. Replace the soap label with the wording "Sgrassiamo l'unto" (let's take the grease off).
WHO: a call from Mauro Ceolin and Abbot area .
WHY: Silvio Berlusconi is certain to be the champion of the "religion of freedom", he said he is "the Lord's Anointed", let's take the grease off!!!

A MEETING OF INCONGRUOUS WALKERS

WHEN: on April 1st 1998, around midday.
WHERE: next to the best known public urinal in your town (or the next thing to a public urinal you can find).
WHAT: keep walking in circles around the urinal, making your walk more and more bizarre, bring dada manifestos to read, rip and eat while walking, try to socialize with other funny walkers that may turn up on the occasion.
WHO: a multiple announcement by Luther Blissett. WHY: to forget the nth multiple of Duchamp's "Fountain" and to remember Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks.

ANTI-TIME NEOIST DAY

WHEN: 6th June 1998, at 6pm.
WHERE: wherever two Monty Cantsins meet.
WHAT: destroy the clocks and watches of the planet with a flaming iron.
WHO: Frater Rudolph Von Prden-heim.
WHY: Ahora Neoismo Siempre!

MORANDI CONSPIRACY MOVEMENT

WHEN: July 20th, 1998.
WHERE: at Artestudio/Afterstudio, via San Bernardino 88, 24028 Ponte Nossa, BG, Italy. WHAT: all networkers can visit and consult materials about the "Morandi Conspiracy Movement".
WHO: Emilio Morandi.
WHY: to testify belonging to the family of independent artists, no more isolated, and the continuity of the researches in the network.

A-WAKE FOR THE MAIL ART SPIRIT

WHEN: on december 31st 1998, from dusk till dawn.
WHERE: in front of the Art Museum of your town (or the nearest Art Museum).
WHAT: all networkers will meet and light candles, incenses, crackers, burn money or perform other impromptu incongruences, waiting for the insidious 6661 reversed.
WHO: anonymous multiple invite.
WHY: a-wake for the survival of the "mail art spirit" of open, uncompetitive, ethereal, unruly & free exchange.

NOW INVENT YOUR CONVOCATION - ORGANIZE AN INCONGRUOUS MEETING IN 1998!

1998: A YEAR OF INCONGRUOUS MEETINGS (IM98)

(IM)PERSONAL INVITE

Yes, ANOTHER WORLD-WIDE DECENTRALIZED COMMUNICATION PROJECT Is about to be unlashed on an unsuspecting planet. You waited enough for it, now here it is, close at hand:

1998: A YEAR OF INCONGRUOUS MEETINGS

You have done the hard work already, congressing and lecturing in 1986, re-congressing and networking in 1992, so relax: NOW YOU CAN HAVE FUN.

Participation in the IM98 is open and free to all: mailartists, netsurfers, musicians, shopkeepers, shoplifters, aliens, subgenii, rabbits, rabbis, you-name-it. There is not a single sound reason to meet again but there are all the incongruous reasons in the world, IF YOU CAN JUST THINK UP ONE: so keep working-sleeping-consuming or FIND A THEME, ORGANIZE AN IM IN 1998 and take part in as many IM proposed by others as you wish/can.

IT IS AS EASY AS THAT: organize+participate+document (if you care to), then send your incongruous documentation to E.O.N., via C. Battisti 339, 55049 Viareggio, Italy to be included in a free for all Conclusive IM98 Calendar-Catalog.

Nothing and everything may happen at an Incongruous Meeting, so share gibberish and memories, follow your ethereal instinct and start a brand new correspondance. Can we live so far apart for more than 6 years?

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it goes by six+six+six:

MAC 86 (Mail Art Congress 1986)
+ 6 =
DNC 92 (Decentralized Networker Congress 1992)
+ 6 =
IM 98 (Incongruous Meetings 1998)

in-con-gru-ous adj. (L. incongruus) not congruous
a - lacking harmony or agreement; incompatible.
b - having inconsistent or inharmonious parts, elements, etc.
c - not corresponding to what is right, proper or reasonable;
unsuitable;inappropriate.

WHEN TWO OR MORE PEOPLE RUB THEIR KNEES TOGETHER OR ARGUE ABOUT ARTICHOKES IN THE COURSE OF 1998, THERE YOU HAVE AN INCONGRUOUS MEETING

CHOOSE A DAY - CHOOSE A PLACE - CHOOSE A REASON ORGANIZE AN INCONGRUOUS MEETING IN 1998: Think up, write down, print and distribute your own convocation. Do not forget to mail a clean copy to E.O.N., that will help circulating it world-wide. When the time is right, participate in your IM98 (and in as many other IM98 as you wish/can), then send all kinds of direct or indirect documentation to :

E.O.N., via C. Battisti 339, 55049 Viareggio, Italy (fax-phone +39 584 963918 - e-mail baroniv@vi.ats.it)
as this is the only way to receive a very nice & FREE Conclusive IM98 Calendar-Catalog in 1999.

DUPLICATE, IMPROVE, REWRITE freely and DISTRIBUTE widely all the texts in this e-message.

TRANSLATE and ADJUST the IM98 invite in your own language and CIRCULATE it in your country. DESIGN A LOGO, SUGGEST A CONVOCATION, CREATE A (RUBBER)STAMP, INVENT A SLOGAN FOR THE INCONGRUOUS MEETINGS OF 1998.

This invite to 1998: A YEAR OF INCONGRUOUS MEETINGS is an electronic excerpt from issue 78 of Arte Postale!, a mail art zine of the Ethereal Open Network (you can request a free copy, 1 IRC for postage appreciated, to E.O.N. - Vittore Baroni, via C. Battisti 339, 55049 Viareggio, Italy).


© 1997 - Vittore Baroni - Italy

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