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.
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.
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.
A scan of a page from Mogens Otto Nielsen’s artist book/assembly “Smile” from 1984.
No one saw the bulldozer coming. Gincarlo Martina (Italy): “Trax of Poland” from 1983.
December 26, 2013
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