TIA 2005: Art from Ephemera (Mail Art and the Internet)
Text and Image Arts
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fall 2007 - Spring 2009

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

2nd project

Ok so my scanner is acting up and I couldn't post a picture, but what I plan to do is make stickers with one of the post cards from my first project on it. It'll be called "The Lima Bean Aftermath" to advertise a blog with all of the postcards and responses from the first project. I'm holding off on doing this advertising though until I receive more responses. I've gotten 2 so far. The first one I got was a rubber glove on which she had traced her hand wrinkles, and inside was a bunch of folded papers with drawings and writing. The second was two scenic photographs of Colorado. I'm gonna start harassing people to send me their responses so I can get going with the second and third parts of the project.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2nd Project: Flyers and YouTube

For our second assignment, I created 12 diferent flyers. Each flyer contained stills from videos of mine, as well as a link to direct the viewer to the videos in wich the images came from. I printed about 25 of each of the 12 different flyers. I distributed flyers to students' mailboxes (Massart, Simmons, Northeastern and Berklee). I also slipped theminto the mailboxes in my apartment building. I also plan to bring some flyers back home with me in Western Mass while I am home on Thanksgiving break. I figure I can find a few places to distribute those while I am there.

I have yet to receive much feedback from people on my youtube page (where my videos are), other than some from people I already knew. However, the counted views of my page and videos has slightly increased, since distrubting the flyers this past weekend/week. I plan on monitoring the views regularly and will definelty keep you all updated!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

more linkage

Here are links to websites and projects we looked at in class on Monday.

A nice segue way from our first two projects into our third and final:

Croatian mail art project - a PDF presentation of a poster/mail art project

Online Projects:


0100101110101101.org - net art duo

Do It With Others (DIWO): E-Mail-Art at NetBehaviour

learningtoloveyoumore.com - participatory!

noonebelongsheremorethanyou.com - Miranda July's online advertisement for her latest collection of writing

Jesse Aaron Cohen's email exhibits; this is the index but you can also request to be added to his distribution list if you want to receive the exhibits by email

Sites about or showcasing Net Art:

Karen Verschooren's online index of institution-supported net art projects from 1994 through 2007

Dia's artist's web projects

adaweb.com - an archive of web projects between 1995 and 1998, now sponsored by the Walker Art Institute

Whitney Artport: The Whitney Museum Portal to Net Art

from their website: "Rhizome supports the creation, presentation, and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways." You can become a member for just $25 per year.

turbulence.org: Commissioning and Supporting Net Art for 11 Years: 1996-2007

Upgrade: a monthly gathering of new media artists, curators, and the public (curated by Turbulence.org - the Boston meeting is tonight, November 8th @ 7 PM, at MassArt)

Furtherfield.org: they have a long "about" page; if you want more info about them, go here

Monday, November 5, 2007


Hey everyone-

Thanks for your feedback on the FWD:DVD project. I'm now thinking of a way to incorporate this into an online version that's different than just forwarding it to people, posting the video, etc.

Here's some documentation:

Here's the link: http://donotbreakthischain.blogspot.com/

show & tell: round two

As you did for your first projects, share with us an image and a little blurb about your second, mass mediated projects. Also let us know how you plan to distribute your ephemera, by mail, in person, as a performance piece, etc.

The Special Investigator

To: Someone I Don't Know
Slipped Under My Office Door