Saturday, October 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
And suddenly there is a contact in Taiwan again. Still part of China, but a bit more free. Time to test the mailing system to that country with this enveloppe.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This morning I noticed that someone from China was on the IUOMA social network at Ning (see: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/), so it means Mail-Art still has their attention there. Is it an artist or someone from the government? You never know.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The few contacts I had in China went silent. Even from Shanghai I dont; get news anymore. So any news (leave a comment) would be welcome.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Emotion in Shanghai, China
EMOTIONInvoluntary strikes: Mind and Heart.A lot of things carry
emotional resonance, like paintings, music, poetry, and of course, the human
face.You can express your fleeting or deepest emotions in a way that is not a
self-portrait photograph; texture, color, composition, etc. you can also make it
be a poem, stamp, sketch, drawing, collage or anything that can perfect express
your emotion, Whether it is sadness, happiness, boredom, or something else
completely different, I want to see how you express that feeling. A picture of
your face will be too obvious.we will guess what your emotion is and create
something based on what we think your emotion is and send that to you.You
can send your mailart to the address:Room501, Building83, ShangGang
village7,Changqing road Pudong district, Shanghai, China.
zipcode:200126中国，上海市浦东区长清路上钢七村83号501室 邮编:200126If you want to know more,
please send email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
All the work will be updated on the website: www.mailattack.netEvent Type: mailart
Time: from now to 2012.9.30
Location:Shanghai, ChinaAddress: Room501, Building83, ShangGang
village7,Changqing road Pudong district, Shanghai, China.
my best regards
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The envelope sent by Ejva from Shanghai, China, arrived in Breda without any problem. Also part of the ZALOP project running on the IUOMA network. I even made a small video from the envelope so everybody can zee how it looked like:
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Chinese postal workers added a few chinese details on the envelope to insure the delevery. Nice to see this little detail!
Overview, see: http://mailattack.net/project121-48%C2%B0e-2
The Mail-Art project in Shanghai, China is going well. My own contribution to the project arrived and was published on the website: http://mailattack.net/archives/285 . It is a colourful collection already. The exhibition is currated by Amo Mao, and I hope more mail-artists will contribute.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
i found this worksheet in the scrap pile at my school. i realise more each day how fluxus'able elementary education can be. do: print this sheet and fill it out. send: back to me by post or email attachment (high-res scan)
before: early march 2011
you will receive: for the near present, PDF booklet of all contributions. this suggests itself as a first part of a larger idea re: identity, absurdism and other friendly buzzwords, upon the realisation of which (at indeterminate time this year), tangible matter will be distributed to all.
2399 N. Guyang Road
Bldg 40, #1604
Songjiang District, Shanghai
PRC (China) 201620
Monday, January 17, 2011
it's done: the mail art exhibition FAKE OR ORIGINAL takes place
at the bookstore "the times of XMU" at the Xiamen University.
the opening was on 2011 january 6th and will continue till
february 3rd (chinese new year).
maybe it's the first one in China.
the exhibition was organized by Ma Wen, a teacher for new media
at the art department of the Xiamen University.
he is on one of the 2 pictures.
the photos are not the best and only show a part of the
exhibition. they were taken by ma wen's assistent.
however it's a documentary of it.
so once more, thanks for your participation.
horst baur, Changsha
p.s.: happy (chinese) new year
p.s.: horst baur /
xin hua lian jia yuan 1 dong 404
chezhuan bei lu no. 319
(chinese adress see jpg.)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hello Ruud, dont know what happend the Internet, i can open blogspot in China now! and see you put my article with a translation and project on it , amazing!!! the day before the website is been blocked......
Thank for you great help!
So, something changes in the last days. Blogger is accesible in China at the moment. Maybe not all blogs, but this one is. Great to know some changes are taking place while a first Mail-Art project is taking place inside China.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
On The IUOMA Platform Ejva Nsva published a digital copy of the envelope as it arrived in Shanghai. Glad to know mail-art actually gets through. Also funny to see that some 'damage' during the long way was visible. A postage and priority sticker somehow got off...
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
today i mailed three packages that were not precisely flat. one work had a small plastic child's ring attached to it, another contained the wrapper from an eyeshadow package that was re-filled with paper, and the last was a piece of stiff paper that had been folded into a triangle shape.
after being questioned about the contents and their value, i still had to fill out a customs form (i think there may have been a fee in the total, but i didn't get a breakdown) for the ring and the eyeshadow. they let the folded paper pass without customs after i demonstrated the folding with a piece of scrap paper.
in the future, i think i'll stay within the bounds of flat paper unless i'm prepared for snafu. i also wonder if the reverse will apply - if someone sends mailart with irregular shapes/attachments, will it be questioned by customs on the Chinese end (would the artist in China never receive it, or have to pay a customs tariff)?
has anyone tried sending unusual items in envelopes to China? another experiment may be in order!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
On Internet anybody can take the identity they choose. Only proper research shows the basis of the work. An example. On www.whois.com you can check on whose name a website is hosted. Searching on enja:nsva's website called: http://songshi.info I discover that it is based in Georgia, USA, with address and phonenumber of the artists building the website. Judging the texts on the website, it must be an american artist.
More mail-artists received mail-art from china. So somehow this american can go to china, or mail to china and get things to us that way.
So we are warned that mail-art in china isn't that easy. There are a lot of artists in china for sure. But I now need more proof for believing someone actually comes from China.
Latest details: Ejva replies and explains she is an american artist working for some time in china as a teacher. She is exploring the mail-system from inside China and testing how mail-art can go and travel from China. So Inside China we have now someone making contacts with chinese artists as well, sharing them the knoledge of what Mail-Art can be. A first mail-art project in China (Shanghai) is started now and we will see what that brings....
Heebee Post #491 - EJVA-NSVA - Sonjaing, Shanghai- China
The Affair has never had a submission from China - this is the first of what I hope to be an interesting exchange with EJVA. This charming Hippo is expressing his delight as he trolls for love in the tumultuous river of desire.
Nice to have you here EJVA. I like the 'Field Study Romance' aspect of your card. You don't have to look too far to find the mojo of the Affair going on everywhere.
EJVA has mentioned in a note, that she is desiring Mail Art from other countries. She writes:
"So I would say, for China, send something radical for fun or experiment, but anything you really want to be sure of, send in a plain envelope. Also, most of the homes are in high-rise apartments, the mailbox slats are small, so I would say it is best to send something less than 5 inches wide, 3 inches tall - to make sure it gets stuffed in the box."
"Do not worry about what you send - unless it is something absurdly anti-Chinese government, there is not a problem as far as I know. There is even some prominent Chinese art which deals with gov't contemporary viewpoints in the gallery - so I don't think mailart will be a problem for anyone. Any trouble, I think, will be the idea of what the Post Office will accept as 'mail'"!
**So, the cryptic label above is a 'copy, print and paste' address for anyone who would like to send her something interesting. We are thrilled to have EJVA on the Affair. Thank you so much for the mail art and we shall be finding our way to you in the mail soon. The mail carriers in Shanghai will be amused by the colorful "Fluxus Affair" postcard I will be sending. See you soon.
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