TAM-Publications started to list all words encountered in the world of mail-art and networking
This list gives the words found A till K
A-1 Waste Paper Co. Ltd = Michael Leigh, Hazel Jones & Archie, London, England. A4 = DIN-standard form, approximately 21x30cm. A5 = half size of an A4-paper A6 = half size of an A5-paper AAA = Publishing House by Vitore Baroni & Piermario Ciani, founded in 1996, Italy. ABC-News = newsletter about mail art by Theo Breuer, Germany (started April 1996) Abracadabraland = Bill Gaglione, USA. Abraxus = Noako Masuda & J. Akoitashi, Japan. AC = Administration Center (see also 42.292), the mail art archive & activities by Guy Bleus, Belgium. A Classic Pair = Russel Block, USA. Ace Comix = Tim Robertson, Joe Acme, Canada. Ace Space Co. = Dana Atchley. A H l˘ = Book about the magazine network in Hungarian language by Géza Perneczky , Köln, Germany ISBN 9637855-24-6 Aerial Print= K. Takeishi, Japan. Aerosol = magazine by Metallic Avau, Belgium. Afzet = Magazine by Sonja van der Burg & Margot van Oosten, Netherlands. A.I.M.= Aids International Mail-art (C.W. Poste and Buckwheat Tornado, U.S.A.) AMAE = Asociation mail-Artistas Espa¤oles, Union of the most active Spanish mail artists founded in 1995 by IBIRICO. Also name of their publication, started in 1995. Al Blaster = Al Ackerman, USA Amazon = Ruggero Maggi, Italy. An Annotated Bibliography= Large book about mail-art publications by John Held Jr. , USA (1991) ISBN: 0-8108-2455-8 Animalia = Zine by Laura Gianfreda, Italy. Anon = Anonymous projects, no names are printed in the documentation. Anthroart = Volker Hamann, Germany. Anti-Embargo = Performances, artistamps, rubber stamps and other mail art attempts to protest cultural and information restriction. AOL = America On-Line, A large computer-network in the USA, also connected to the Internet. APO = Ashley Parker Owens, editor of Global Mail, San Francisco, USA. Apto. = Spanish abbreviation for P.O.Box. Art Correo = Spanish name for mail art. Art & Tal = Cesar Figueiredo, Portugal. Arte Ala Carte = Joan Coderre, USA. Arte Atre = mailart magazine in Italian Language edited by Andrea Ovcinnicoff, Italy Arte Postale = Mail-Art in Italian Language, also name of mail-art zine by Vittore Baroni Artestudio = Emilio Morandi, Italy. ARTISTAMP = Word invented by Mike Bidner, Canada (died on 5-4-1989) Artistamp News = zine by Anna Banana, Canada. In beginning of 1996, the zine is being edited by Ed Varney, also in Canada. Artistamps = Not-official postage stamp. Artists Books = A handmade book made by an artists (mostly one of a kind) Art Lover = B lint Szombathy, Yugoslavia. Art Nahpro = Paul Jackson, England. Artpolice = Michael De Voni. ARTPOST = Afungusboy, USA Arto posto = Dorothy Harris, Atlanta, USA. Artpool = Art Research Center, Galantai, Hungary. ART RAT = Mario Lara & Gary Lee Nova Art Reycling Terminal = Johan van Geluwe, Waregem, Belgium. ART START / KEY POST = Ko de Jonge, Netherlands. Art-Strike 1990-1993 = Three years in which the word ART should not be used. Arturo Mozzarella = Arturo Giuseppe Fallico. ART WORKS = Billy Curmano. Art-Zero = Project/Name by Klaus Rupp, Germany ASAP = As Soon As Possible. AskAlice = Ken B. Miller, USA (editor "the Postman") Atlantis Free Post = Pawel Petasz, Poland. Atmosphere Controlled = Morgens Otto Nielsen, Denmark. Atmospheric Cookie = Julie Paquette, USA AU = Art Unidentified, Artist Center near Osaka, Japan. Aumagazine = Artists Union, Shozo Shimamoto, Japan. Avenue B School of Art Archive = Archive of mail art from John Evans, USA. B&B = Birds & Borders. Cooperative project of Ever Arts and Rod Summers, Netherlands. Bagpost = Fernand E. J. Barbot, USA. BAMBU = International Mail-art magazine. Assembled since 1981 by Ubaldo Giacomucci (and sometimes guest-editors) BANANA Post = Anna Banana, Canada. Banana Rag = magazine by Anna Banana, Canada. Banco de IdeaZ = Cuban mail art group who organized 1995 National Musum Show in Havana, Cuba. Bande Magnetique = Barry Pilcher, Ireland. BBS = Bulletin Board Services (Host-computer). Beast of the Field = Networker Bibiozine = An irregular review zine periodical published in connection with the editor's research on international networker culture. By John Held Jr., San Francisco, USA. So far 46 issues (April 1996) Bidner, Mike = Mail artist from Canada who created the artistamp genre. He died on April 5th 1989. BIG Dada = Ed Varney, Canada. Bio Feedback = Luigi Zecchini, Italy. BladeRubber Stamps = Rubberstamp shop in the heart of London, run by Paul Taylor. England. Blaster = Al Ackerman, USA. Buna = Josip Julian Bunic, Slovenia. Bobart = Gerard Barbot, USA Boomerang = Freecards Production, Netherlands. Boscographix = Seiko Sato, Japan. Box of fun = Graham Trievel, USA. Box of Water = zine by Stephen Perkins, USA. BRAIN CELL = Concept of a networker being a part of a whole. Also project/magazine by Ryosuke Cohen, Japan. Brain Drain = Jim Simms, Congo, Australia. Bugpost = Dominique. BUSTER Post/ OK Post = Buster Cleveland, USA. BUTTONS = Roger Braddy, USA. Bro fr Knstlerische Umtriebe auf dem Lande = H.R. Fricker, Switzerland. Buzz Blurr = Russell Butler, USA. Cactus Network = Tony Oredland, England. CAGE = Anti-embargo zine by Alexandar Jovanovic, Yugoslavia. Camouflage = Carl Camu. Canadada = Canada-name by Ed Varney, Canada. Canadastamp = Edward Richard Turner. CARE = Zine from Holland (who knows more?) CARM-Art = Art Collective (C=Claudia , A = Alexander , R = Richter , M = Messmer) Carrion, Ulises = Late Mexican/Dutch mail artist (he died October 6th 1989). Cavellini = Italian mail-artists, selfhistorification. He died in 1990. CCAG = the Canadian Correspondence Art Gallery, Chuck Stake, Canada. Censorism = When an artist decides to censor his own work openly. For this purpose 10,000 blue stickers were printed and distributed with a newsletter. (Ruud Janssen - 1993). Chain-letter = a letter passed on to people who can add their name to the address-list, remove the first name of the address-list and send this person a card or something else. The TAM-Archive currently has a collection of over 800 chainletters. CHPR1NTS = Printname of PK+ 's work. Chuck Stake = Don Mabie, Canada. Circuit = Mailart network is sometimes called 'curcuit', especially in Italy (Circuito) Clinch = mail-art magazine by Günther Ruch, Switzerland (there were 10 issues). Colonna Post = Gaetano Colonna. Commonpress = Mail-art publications by various editors. First coordinator: Pavel Petasz in Poland. From 1981 and further: G.X. Juppiter- Larsen, Canada. Com Poste = Bonnie Byrd. Compu-art = term used since 1992 for computer created art (K. Fank Jensen, Denmark). Concept Personality = Mail-art zine by Christ Reider, USA. Congress = Concept of mail artists gathered together for discussion. Correspondence Art = Another name for Mail-Art, Also title of sourcebook by Michael Crane, USA, one of the first official books on mail art. ISBN 0-931818-02-8 Cowfman ismus = Peter Kaufmann's own ismus. Cow Town Art = Patrick Beilman. Crackerjack Kid = Chuck Welch, USA (sometimes the name is written wrong like Cracker Jack Kid, but the name written here is correct). Writer of the book "Eternal Network, A mail art Anthology", published in 1995, University of Calgary Press, Canada. CRASH = Francis Piri Focardi. Creative Thing = Leslie Calders, USA. Curious Thing = zine by Michael Leigh, England. So far there have been 13 issues. C.W. Poste = Craig Summers, USA. Cyanobacteria = Institute of J. Lehmus, Finland. Dada = Deliberately meaningless name of the first anti-art movement (Zurich, 1916) Dadaland = Picasso (Bill) Gaglione, San Francisco, USA. Dailly Mail-Art = Altor, Italy. DanGerART = Gerart Bot, Netherlands. Dawn Redwood & Don Jarvis = David J. Jarvis, England. Dazar = Monica Dunlap. Deisler, Guillermo = Clilean mail artist, also lived in Bulgaria and last years in Germany (he died October 1995). Well known for his magazine Uni/Vers, zine with visual poetry. Desireau = Carlo Desiro, Italy. Desirey-Dodge Peace Post = Jan Desirey and Chris Dodge, USA. Dies = Unmounted rubber stamps DIKON = Dimity Konstantinov, Russia. Dislocate Klammer = Kate Klammer. DIY = Do-it-yourself movement. DNC = Decentralized Networker Congress. These international congresses took place in the year 1992, but after that year people still called every meeting of 2 or more mail artists a congress. Doewa-Art = Filip Goebert, Liedekerke, Belgium. Doc = Documentation, a (printed) record of the exhibition or project with contact-names andaddresses. DOC(K)S = magazine by Julien Blaine. DOC(K)S POST = Julien Blaine. DOGFISH = Robert Charles Rudine, USA. Doo Da Post = E.F. Higgins III , USA. Double = Mail-art magazine by Rea Nikonova, Russia (assemblage project). Duchamp, Marcel = Artist who created an early postal art action in 1916. E.A.M.I.S. = Erratic Art Mail International System. Fake institution by Ulises Carrion (he died in 1989) Ear Art = Audio-art (e.g. audio-cassettes) Earth Seals = Stickers made by Paul C. Hoffman, USA. Eat Art = Myke Dyar, USA. Edition Janus = Eberhard Janke, Berlin, Germany. E.F. = Eric Finlay, England. (He died beginning 1996). E.F. Art Pen Kuman = Anagram of Peter Kaufmann. EGO POST = Peter Below. Encounter Art = A term created by Andrej Tisma in 1991 (same as MEET ART since 1985) for act of spiritual exchange when two or more people meet. E-Net = Eternal Network. ELEPHANT = Partho Guha. Elefant Man = Ennio Pauluzzi, Italy (editor Elefanzine). Elefanzine = Mail-Art zine about elephants edited by Ennio Pauluzzi since 1989 (last issue is nr. 36) Elliot Cantsin = Illegitimate child of Monty Cantsin + Karen Elliot conceived via seminal mail-art ideas in an envelope. emailart = electronic mail art. Crackerjack kid's neologism created for the Telenetlink - spring 1991 emailart (not e-mailart) is appropriate term for mail art's entry into INTERNET E-Mail-art = Electronically sent mail-art (with the use of a computer & modem) Embargo Art = A term created by Andjey Tisma, networker in Yugoslavia, Serbia, for all artistic activities during the international blockade of his country since 1992. EMOZIONI = Dondudi G. , Italy. E.O.N. = Ethereal Open Network, Vittore Baroni's Archives, Italy. Eraser-Carved Stamp = Besides the rubberstamps mail-artists like to cut in erasers and produce their own stamps. Eraser Carvers Quarterly = magazine by Mick Mather, USA Eraser-Stamp Carving Missionary = Julie Hagan Bloch, Hurleyville, USA. Ero-art = term used for erotical mail art (1992, K. Frank Jensen, Denmark) Erzatz Ephemera = Keith Bates, England. Escape 3 Tapes = P. Stevens, Belgium. Eternal Network = Book about mail-art by Chuck Welch (CrackerJack Kid) ISBN:1-895176-27-1 (February 1995 it came out!). Also a concept proposed by fluxists. Evolutionary Post = Michael Jacobs. Exotica Post = Sheba, Ex posto facto = one of the many names used by Julie Paquette, USA. FACE = Magazine by Mark Corroto (Fagagaga), USA Factory of Excess = Jos Oliviera, Portugal. Factsheet-5 = Magazine about zines, edited by R.Seth Friedman, San Francisco, USA FAGAGAGA = Mark Corroto, USA Fake Picabia Brothers = Collaboration between Picasso Gaglione and John Held Jr. (SF-USA) Farm Pulp = Gregory Hitschak FB = Friendship Booklet. Fe-mail-art = Mail-art sent out by a woman (female) Field Study = Art Collective. (David Dellafiora, England) Field Worker = Artist FILE = Canadian 70's mail art magazine edited by General Idea. Fish Mail Man = Kalle, Varel, Germany Flat 2 = Royston du Marier, Lebek, England. Flea Art = Flea Bag, England, UK. Fleabian Post = Jennifer Hill. FLUXPOST = George Maciunas. Fluxpost = Artistamp by Robert Watts in 1964. Fluxpost West = Ken Friedman, USA. (Now living in Norway). Flux-post = Fluxus-artists mailing art. Flux Post Kit #7 = Mail art multiple made by George Maciunas in 1966-67. Fluxus = Art-movement that influenced mail-art a lot. Fluxus Bucks = circulation project by Ex Posto Facto in USA. Fraction Studio = Madrange Michel, France. FRR = L. Ryan & K. Bates, England Fundamenta Liberationalism = Anti Movement movement - Michael Lumb. England. Futurists = Italian artists who used the postal system for artistic messages early in the century. Germoney = Germany, slang for the influence of money on the sending out of mail-art. GINA = The great MA-president. Global Mail = Mail-art info-zine by Ashley Parker Owens, Chicago (since 1996 San Francisco!), USA. (printed version and computerized version; last issue known is #14 , May-August 1996) GUTAI = Avant-Garde movement in Japan in the 50's Habana Mail Art '95 = First mail art exhibition in the National Museum of Fine Art, Habana, Cuba. HairArt Academy = Mayumi Handa, Japan. Haters = Conceptual band by Juppiter-Larsen, Canada. He-Art = i.e. in title of the zine "Light of the He-Art" , somebody has all his efforts in art-activity and gives emotions in it; to have a heart full of art (definition by Svjetlana Mimica, Croatia). Heindesign = Stamp-factory & distribution by Wolfgang & Diana, Germany. HemiPost = Henning Mittendorf, Germany. Herd = zine by Jennifer M.H. Jupiter, USA. Hollywood Bob = Bob Kirkman, USA. HRF = Hans-Ruedi Fricker, Switzerland. Hrvatska Najmani Posta = Martin M. Horvat. I.A.C. = International Artists Cooperation. Image Bank = Vancouver artists active in the early 70's with mail art. IMAT = International Mail Art Thread, a group of people discussing mail art on-line at AOL in USA. IMO = International Money Order, a way to pay money to someone abroad (mostly an expense way to do so) Information Sickness = Zine by Alan K. Lipton, USA. Institute for the spreading of Love = Institution founded in 1991 by Yugoslavian networker Andrej Tisma as a reaction to the war in his country. Internet = The international computernetwork of networks, where all kind of computers are linked together. IPM = International Poetry Magazine (several editors in various countries) IRC = International Reply Coupon, a coupon with which in most countries you can mail an envelope at the postal office. I.S.C.A. = International Society of Copier Artists. IUOMA = International Union of Mail-Artists. Fake union with members and magazine by Ruud Janssen, Netherlands. IVM-Communications = Martin Dibbs, Canada. IWA = International Writers & Artists Association, Bluffton, USA, President: Teresinka Pereira. Jal Mail = Wulle Kunsumkunst & Thomasz Schulz (Germany) JEM = Joy McManus, USA. Johnee = John M. Bennett, USA. JoKi Mail-Art = Josef Klaffki, Minden, Germany. Joy Post = Endre T˘t, Germany. Junk-mail = mail-art made out of 'garbage' Juppiter-Larsen = has absolutely nothing to do with this. KAF = Karin Feltzing, Sweden. Karen Eliot = invented name for a mail-artist. King Tet = M.B. Corbett, USA. KRAUT = Christian Pfaff, Germany.
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