The International Union of Mail-Artists (IUOMA) hosts nearly 400 special interest groups on its server. One of our favorites is devoted to the art of trees. The description reads: “Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hugContinue reading “Exchange of Trees”
How do we use our bodies to work, to perform, to create, to play, to compete, to unwind, to care for others, to build, to communicate, to hike, or to accomplish any of the tasks we confront in everyday life? How do we use our elbows, our feet, our hands, our torso, our ankles, ourContinue reading “Possibilities of the Body”
Melanie Reed from Seattle loves to produce hand-crafted media that reveals the three-dimensional process of its creation. Her excellent paper collages Meeting of Minds and Ship of State II reached me, while I was reading a book about Max Ernst who developed the three-dimensonal techniques grattage (scraping the surface layers of paint) and frottage (incorporating the structuresContinue reading “By Chance”
Recently, two of Gerald’s texts were published nearly simultaneously in Austria and the US. The literature magazine Book of Matches has included the poem Farewell Song in its spring issue. It features prominently as the last text of the publication. The first issue was published in January 2021. The journal is edited by two accomplishedContinue reading “Bilingual”
Two wonderful collages from Seattle reached Vienna on the last day of March. They are works of Melanie Reed, titled New Year’s Eve and Object Lesson. Both images – Melanie calls them “unlikely art visions” – show a strong tension between a static central object and a background filled with colorful objects moving in a variety of directions.
When it comes to David L. O’Nan, a lot of people know what he is doing, while it is difficult to imagine, how he finds the time and the energy for all these activities. He is a poet and a writer of stories whose works have been published in books and literary magazines. Together withContinue reading “Inspired by Leonard Cohen”
…sang Jim Morrison in 1967. And while the music is over for the legendary frontman of the Doors, the sentence still holds true for many people. What this friend can do for you, is the theme of an anthology, edited by the US-based author Steve Carr. From heartbeat to drumbeat, from birdsong to crooners fromContinue reading ““Music is your special friend…””
2021 was, once again, special, insofar as Austria had two covid lockdowns. Hence, a lot of public cultural activities were cancelled. Gerald played a few concerts and held some readings, and they had one opportunity to join forces, with Gabriele reading and Gerald on guitar, mandolin and harps. A highlight was without a doubt Gabriele’sContinue reading “Looking Back”
Jay Block’s Collage reached Vienna some weeks ago, but it was only after my return from Crete that I found it.
Fevers of the Mind is an online magazine and an edition that publishes poetry books. You may have heard about the anthologies Fevers of the Mind 5: Overcome (2021), The Poets of 2020 (2021) and Avalanches in Poetry (poetry inspired by Leonard Cohen, 2019). Recently, editor David L. O’Nan made an Interview with Gerald JatzekContinue reading “From a Torn Poster…”
Sharon Silverman is an artist and an art instructor. She regularly combines forces with other visual artists to produce books that show art in conversation. In these volumes she responds to works of other artists, an approach that gives the reader / viewer the opportunity to understand her analysis of the works in a direct,Continue reading “Fascinating Cooperations”
Here are three some details of an add&pass project that was started by Keith S. Chambers (USA). The other participants are Margaret Jeddry (Canada), Gerald Jatzek (Austria), Luís Filipe Gomes (Portugal) and Gabriele Müller (Austria).
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.
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”