Gunn Nordheim Morstøl sent a very nice letter and and a collage that includes a guitar player. I wish I still had hair that long and full…
On Refugee Day we want to tell you a story in form of a song. On 27 August 2015 Austrian police discovered a truck along the A4 highway in Austria and found 71 deceased illegal migrants, including eight children. All persons had suffocated within hours of boarding. There were no survivors. Years before, Gerald had writtenContinue reading “You’re Not From Here”
The Chimaera (Χίμαιρα) was an ancient Greek monster. According to mythology it consists of a lion with a goat’s head on its back and a tail in the form of a snake.Similar creatures existed in the beliefs other civilizations as well, e.g. the Indus people and Ancient Egypt. Over time the term chimera has comeContinue reading “Mythological Creature / private”
Beautiful flowers are the subject of the Renoca Lobo Art Gallery’s call for mail art. Well, since Vincent van Gogh’s sunflowers every artist has drawn or painted flowers at some point of his career. The gallery on the Philippines will receive tons of cards and letters, we suppose. The flowers on Gabriele’s colored pencil drawingContinue reading “Eastbound Flowers”
Love, Freedom, Solidarity is the theme of an exhibition Carrara. The town in northern Italy is known for its wonderful marble – and its revolutionary traditions since the 1890s. In 1968 Carrara saw the foundation of the International Federation of Anarchists (IFA). Our contribution consists of Gabriele’s watercolor painting and Gerald’s poem about Greek prisoners that escapeContinue reading “Music in Prison”
Russia may as well be a synonym for poetry: Pushkin, Yesenin, Mayakovsky, Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Blok… Not all of them fall into the category great Russian soul. Vladimir Maykovsky, for instance, says in his epitaph for Sergei Esenin who commited suicide in the hotel Angleterre, writing his last poem with his own blood: “…maybe, if thereContinue reading “From Russia With Stamps”
The people behind the call Send me Your Light didn’t simply acknowledge our contribution. Anna Krieps sent us a thank-you note in the form of a photo collage. The number of the stamp says that this is mail art piece #567 in 2021! Now, that’s what you call industrious. A big hand for Anna.
Send me your light will be the title of an exhibition in Bremen’s Lichthof Kunstfabrik in November 2021. We sent a combination of watercolor & text in the form of a haiku. The work takes the point of of sea creatures that are able to dive into the lightless depths of the oceans. When theyContinue reading “Send in the Dolphins”
We received a couple of his stamps from Thomas Brown. We especially like this one. It has a touch of DADA to it, don’t you think so.
Coming back to Vienna I found this drawing by Luís Filipe Gomes from Portugal who loves to listen to the music of Franz Schubert. You can see the colors of the Eb major Trio which was first performed in Schubert’s concert in the hall of the Vienna Musikverein on 26 March 1828.
A palimpsest is a manuscript page, from which the original text has been scraped or washed off, so that the page could be reused for another document. We used the form for a combination of watercolor and ink with asemic writing; i.e., without semantic content. You can find it in works of Paul Klee, Joan Miró,Continue reading “A Palimpsest”
Mikel Untzilla is a very active mail artist. He sent a combination of stamps that characterize the current year. (Let’s hope it will get better.) He maintains a facebook presence with art from all over the place.
“Art is the most beautiful answer to the questions of the world”, says Ervin Zsubori, who is the driving force behind Arnolfini’s Archives. The Hungarian art project specializes in small-scale e-mail art. 600×600 px is all the space you get to make your contribution to one of his thematic online exhibitions. Thus, the contributions areContinue reading “A Baby’s Wheels”
The corona pandemic has revealed the actual dimension of irrationality in our, well, modern societies. Be it the believers of the theory that Bill Gates has caused COVID, be it president Trump who suggested injecting disinfectant as a treatment, the medieval times and their beliefs seem quite near. As the Washington Post put it: No vaccineContinue reading “The Medieval Presence”
Free as a bird (in Dutch: Vrij als een vogel) ist the title of an exhibition of postcards in The Hague / Den Haag which (hopefully) will take place in autumn 2021. Our collaborative work for the event consists of a painting and a tongue-in-cheek-poem titled A Rare Song. The second of five prints ofContinue reading “Free Birds…”