Monday, December 8, 2008

Ruud Janssen - Netherlands (1977)

Yip, this is me. Photo was taken in 1977 (still was 17 years old). The card is for the University in Eindhoven where I studied Technical Physics.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Luc Fierens - Belgium , Ruud Janssen - Netherlands (1992)

Photo taken at the Zoo-Congress in Antwerpen, Belgium. One of the DNC's (Decentralized Networkers Congresses) organized by Guy Bleus, Belgium

Zlatko Krstevski - Macedonia (2008)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Istvan Kantor - Canada (2008)

hi Ruud,here are some pics of the present Zack show in Calgary at The New Gallery, oct 10 - nov 8, 2008, and the related Tree of Life Zack Station monument, please circulate ciao istvan

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Treena, UK, 2006


here is me taken in Manchester in the UK in summer 2006
good luck with the project


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Keith Buchholz - USA (1985)

Summer is finally winding down, and it's time to get back in the studio more often. I found this old portrait, taken during a performance piece in 1985, and thought i would send it along....

peace, -Keith A. Buchholz

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Abrazo Mirta - Argentina and USA (2008)

Hola Ruud,

I discover mail art last year, can you believe it???????
This is addictive and makes me happy!
I also discover IUOMA few days ago and became a member.



from Argentina and the USA)

Monday, July 21, 2008

R.F. Coté - Canada (2008)

As found on Open Fluxus, Self Portrait of R.F. Coté, Canada.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jason Berlin - USA (2008)

ok this is what i got for you.
good luck amd all the best to you and yours.

Jason Berlin
211 allen st
wa 98626

Monday, June 9, 2008

Claudio Grandinetti - Italy (2008)

Caro Ruud

ti invio il mio autoritratto con la speranza di essere inserito nel tuo simpatico blog.
Con stima
Claudio Grandinetti

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ruud Janssen, Netherlands - 2008

Photo taken by Litsa Spathi in Athens, May 2008. First published on

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ruud Janssen, Netherlands - 2008

Today my order of books from LuLu arrived. 6 kilo's of Mail-Interviews. As you can see the books are quite thick. Some are 360+ pages thick. If you are interested, you can order one or all of them yourself at: The copies that arrived in Breda now are for the TAM-Archive itself. The selling of the books goes quite well. About 50 are already sold and are now in some Mail-Art collections for sure. I am working on a new book as well. Details will follow when the time is right.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Reed Altemus, USA (2008)

Hello Ruud,

I did this session on a photobooth last week with my bowler hat.
I'm giving away the prints to close friends but I wanted you to have them for 'mail artist self portrait project'.

Hope all is well with you. More mail soon.

Best wishes,

Reed Altemus
P.O.Box 52 Portland Maine 04112 USA
tel: +1 207 879 6337

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Teodor Ajder - Poland (2008)

Mail from Teodor in Poland who is now in the Netherlands. He writes about meeting, but I'm packing fo a trip abroad....

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lutz Wohlrab, Germany (2008)

Über mich
Lutz Wohlrab wurde 1959 in Greifswald geboren. Er studierte Medizin und arbeitet heute als Psychoanalytiker in eigener Praxis in Berlin. In der Mail Art-Szene ist er seit 1985 aktiv. Er nahm am Berliner Treffen des 1. Dezentralen Mail Art-Congresses 1986 teil und organisierte den Berliner Teil des 2. Dezentralen Mail Art-Congresses 1992 (Post-DDR-Mail-Art-Congress). Mail Art-Projekte: "Animals – as which do you feel yourself and others?" 1986/87 (Faltblatt), ausgestellt 1990 in Weimar, "Post-DDR-Mail-Art-Congress" 1992 in Berlin (Katalog), 2005 Umfrage zu Ray Johnson (Faltblatt Seite 1 Seite 2) und "A Mail Art-Project to Sigmund Freuds 150th Anniversary", ausgestellt 2006 in der Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen Berlin (Faltblatt Seite 1 Seite 2). Eigene Ausstellungen in Greifswald 1990, in Berlin (Art Skrike Cafe) 1991 und (Grafikdruckerei Streupresse) 1994 und im Kurhaus Dangast 1992. Beteiligt u.a. an den Ausstellungen: "Mail Art Osteuropa - im internationalen Netzwerk" im Staatlichen Museum Schwerin 1996, "… keine Kunst? Mail Art-Projekte" im Museum für Post und Kommunikation Berlin 1997 sowie "Mail Art Saarland — DDR: Schmuggelgut oder Kassiber?", Saarländische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Saarbrücken 2000 und in der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig 2001.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Heike Sackmann - Germany (2007)

On the question: which year is the photo taken, I got the reply:

Hey Ruud,

I forgot the year - the silhouette by me is from 2007.
The photos from my parents are from 1948/1949.

Have a nice day.


Heike Sackmann

Sunday, March 16, 2008

M. Vänci Stirnemann - Switzerland (2008)

liebe performance- und musikinteressierte:
zum ersten mal wird eine notierte komposition von mir auffgeführt:

RE:SPONSE (EIN:SÄTZE) ­ über das infame leben der dinge (UA 2008)

5 kompositionen für 5 infusionsbeutel und 5 empfänger.

jedes stück dauert 2 minuten. die infusionsbeutel tropfen in verschiedene metallschalen und erzeugen tropfgeräusche. durch steuerung der tropfgeschwindigkeit werden verschiedene rhythmen aufgebaut.

mit herzlichen grüssen
m.vänçi stirnemann