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

Friday, February 1, 2008

spring links for web-based mail art-inspired projects

By the end of the weekend, each of you should share with the blog a brief blurb about the project you presented in class last Monday. Include a link to the project's website!

Here are some additional links to a few projects that aren't necessarily interactive but instead use their websites to facilitate their project's network and/or document the work itself:

BOOK: Collaborative exhibition of a sketchbook shared by four artists from both sides of the Atlantic. I like the simplicity of the site, which really just documents the project, but the project definitely depended upon the international postal system to create a small network and communication system between the four artists. It's a great example to think about the transition from art practice (the sketchbook) to the mailbox and back to the white box (check out the exhibition page).

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

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

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.

Mail Interviews by Rudd Janssen, in blog format.

Veronica Millon's cross-stiched envelopes: These make me so happy...I'm not even completely sure why. I applaud her for taking advantage of a pre-existing format like PictureTrail but I think the project deserves a site re-design! This is a great example of creating envelopes or postcards from unusual materials.

For more resources about Mail Art more generally, check out this post from last semester.

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