Enlightened

Enlightened

Volker Hamann’s (Germany) contribution to Mogens Otto Nielsen’s mail art archive. Soon, we will transcribe the text on the light bulb. The best way to do it would probably be to put the light bulb in a socket, turn it on and read the text on the walls.

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A Bio-regional Nature

Fragments of Nature

Sonja van der Burg (1)Postcard (top): Robert Charles Rudine’s, also known as Dogfish, contribution to “Send a piece of your nature. Card with ear hair, beard hair, pubic hair, tears, sneeze, a fingernail and flatulent vapors. Accompanied by the text: “I would like to send something of a bio-regional nature. But I realized if I sent some bodyparts + juices it would be from a world natur”.

Postcard (below): Sonja van der Burg’s (artist alias Sunecho) contribution to “Send a piece of your nature”. Card with a piece af green plastic glued on to it. A Sticker from a tube of oil paint reading; “dunkelgelb”, a feather and two symmetrically placed pieces of string.

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New Romanticism

New Romanticism

A postcard from German artist Joseph W. Huber (year unknown): A printet collage of an image of factories and a copy of German artist Caspar David Friedrich’s painting of “Two Men Contemplating the Moon”, ca. 1825–30.

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From the Stasi Archives

From the Stasi Archives

Today, going through my copies from my research in the Stasi Archives in Berlin, I noticed that a small red strip of paper was stuck between the copies. Somehow, the small strip must have found its way from the original files to my copies. Only the archivists in the archives are permitted to take copies for researchers, so it is not my misdoing. I can’t help but feel a bit eery anyway. The text on the strip: “HENNING MITTENDORF POSTFACH 50 11 37 D – 6000 FRANKFURTH /M. 50″. The strip was from Robert Rehfeldt’s file, and the name on the strip – Henning Mittendorf – is also in Mogens Otto Nielsen’s mail art archive.

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Paper Bag Art

Paper Bag Art

A scan of a page from Mogens Otto Nielsen’s artist book/assembly “Smile” from 1984.

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Stamp-Eat-Stamp

Edward Voodman's (UK) contribution to "Send a piece of your nature". Envelope with rubberstamps: "Obsolete Ideology", "Rootine Art Co" and "Post Art Communion 18 november 19$6". A photography showing a man kneeling down in front of a desk at a postoffice; on his shaved head rubberstamps and on the tip of his tongue a stamp.

Edward Voodman’s (UK) contribution to “Send a piece of your nature”. Envelope with rubberstamps: “Obsolete Ideology”, “Rootine Art Co” and “Post Art Communion 18 november 19$6″. A photography showing a man kneeling down in front of a desk at a postoffice; on his shaved head rubberstamps and on the tip of his tongue a stamp.

 

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Nuclear Family Tragedy

Nuclear Family Tragedy

No one saw the bulldozer coming. Gincarlo Martina (Italy): “Trax of Poland” from 1983.

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