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practices, poetics, intermedia, museum studies
Cecil Touchon is a highly regarded painter
top contemporary art galleries around the United States and widely
collected internationally. He is also known as a collage artist,
curator, visual poet, publisher and composer.
Touchon's official website
|Specialties: mail art, printmaking
Reed Altemus is a
prominent mail artist and founder of Toner Works - a publishing concern
that publishes portfolios of copier art by contemporary artists.
Professor Altemus has one of the most extensive archives
of copier art in the world.
Altemus was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1961. He currently
lives in Portland, Maine.
had been educated in literature (BA English 1985), and is self-taught
in art. Formerly a musician, he started mail-art in 1989 through The
Texas magazine of Daniel Plunkett. He experimented with visual
art, xerography, rubber stamps, and other forms of communication. He
met Carlo Pittore, an influence who became a friend until his
death in 2005. Through him met Bern Porter.
1991 he discovered email at university and applied it to art networking
immediately. He worked for the internet art journal FineArt
Forum (National Science Foundation) for two years as database
moderator and compiled a list of Internet Art Resources, at
the time the most comprehensive of its kind (only one before had
been compiled by Bob Gale). In 1992 he compiled an International
Descriptive Bibliography of Copy Art. But he even continued to do
mail art along with the research. In 1996 he began working in
xerography exclusively and developed a small oeuvre between 1996
and 2006. He still does works in xerography on occasion.
2006 he realized that the technology was changing, providing fewer and
fewer opportunities for the kinds of interventions he had developed,
and so he began to turn towards working with the computer, (Corel Draw
and Photoshop), which became and remain the main tools up to the
continuously does mail-art, printed matter and electronic
networking via email, FaceBook, other platforms.
artist books, mail art and Fluxus performance
Lloyd is a prominent photographer
and artist. She is founder of Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum - a
collection of artists made stamps. Professor Lloyd
has one of the most extensive archives
of artistamp art in the world.
She authors one of a kind and multiple
artist made books. She frequently performs Space Exploration
and organizes Fluxus events. She is
a well known expert on copier art and
mail art in the 80’s in the US and Europe, frequently
lecturing on the topics.
Lloyd’s Web site is www.ginnyonline.com
She blogs at ginnylloyd.blogspot.com and at artistampmuseum.blogspot.com
press, publishing, screen printing,
limited editions, book making, mail art
Francis Van Maele is
founder of Editions Phi in 1980 in Luxembourg and of Redfoxpress in
Ireland in 2000, with a base in South Korea
He publishes screenprinted limited editions and artists' books with his
under the name of Franticham.
2007 he launched a new successful collection "c'est mon dada" of
visual poetry from all over the world, publishing 10 titles
He is active in mail art since the nineties.
|Specialties: performance, happenings,
events, installation, intervention
Horsky is an interdisciplinary community artist and resident of
Roslindale, MA. He practices an instruction-based approach, informed by
the Fluxus Event Score art form, that removes the necessity for
traditional artistic skill from the creative process, and stresses
ideas and play over end products. Through inclusive and inviting
participatory projects, utilizing activities such as drawing, collage,
poetry, games, music, social intervention, and urban exploration and
mapping, he harnesses the inherent individual and collective creativity
of participants to promote dialogue, learning, cooperation and change.
His projects address a variety of issues including local history and
the urban built environment, diversity and multiculturalism, and
environmental and community stewardship.
|Specialties: mail art, printmaking,
Litsa Spathi is a
painter, performer and Fluxus artist, currently living in Heidelberg,
Germany and Breda, Netherlands. She makes collages, objectbooks, fluxus
poetry and large acrylic paintings. In 2003 she founded together
with Ruud Janssen the Fluxus
Heidelberg Center in which they publish their work.
Litsa Spathi's blog
Specialties: Visual Poetry, Artist Books, Mail Art
Christine Tarantino / Words of Light has been active
in mail art and publishing since 1990. Her “strong and beautiful” work
is highly regarded and she regularly exhibits artist books and mail art
throughout the world. She was a scholarship recipient of Women’s Studio
Workshop Summer Arts Institue, New York, and named a finalist for the
Library Fellows Program, National Museum of Women in the Arts in
Tarantino holds two teaching certificates and was
awarded the Diane Goguen Memorial Honor for teaching excellence. Born
in New York City, she currently resides in western Massachusetts.
|Specialties: printmaking, mail art,
international relations, contemporary art history
Ruud Janssen publishes articles, magazines and booklets with his
TAM-Publications and participates in international mail art projects,
collaborations and exhibitions. He founded IUOMA (International Union
of Mail-Artists) in 1988 and is also the curator of the TAM-Rubberstamp
Archive, the result of a Mail Art collection that has been accumulated
by him from 1983 till now. The archive contains prints, original
rubberstamps, magazines and literature. It is the longest time a mail
art project has run ever (details see link to latest online catalogue).
In 1994 he started with his Mail-interviews which have been published
as booklets and online. The interviews have a new concept where the
question is sent in a specific communication form and the interviewed
person chooses his own way to get the answer back. This way the factor
time is involved in each specific interview. Samples of interviewed
persons are: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins, Ken Friedman, Anna Banana, Mark
Bloch, Patricia Tavenner, Michael Leigh, Alison Knowles and Guy Bleus.
Professor Janssen's website
|Specialties: history of fluxus, museum
studies, rubber stamps, mai-art
Intermedia Theory and
Born 1956 in Toronto, Canada
Studied art at the University of Toronto, the Ontario College of Art,
and the Jerusalem Printmaking Workshop.
from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and
from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with a Master of
Education (MEd) degree.
has been exhibited in group shows in Toronto. Art is in several private
and public collections worldwide. Poetry has appeared in the
collections of small press publications. Art and poetry books are
published under the Fluxus Free Zone imprint and are
available at http://stores.lulu.com/revich
and on Amazon.com
Specialties: printmaking, small press
publishing, mail art, archival studies, contemporary art history
John M. Bennett is an American author and artist
whose work, has made a
significant contribution to the world of innovative poetry. Born
in Chicago, Bennett received his B.A. and M.A. from Washington
University and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1970. He taught Hispanic
literature from 1969 to 1976 at Ohio State University.
Bennett is the author of numerous books of
published by small presses, including Luna Bisonta Prods, his own
press. Much of his poetry relies upon the visual experience of
the poem for its effect. He is also one of a
growing number of poets and artists who have made innovative use
of inexpensive mimeographic and xerographic processes. Luna
Bisonta Prods, which he founded in 1976, publishes a variety of
printed pieces, including broadsides, rubber stamp art, labels,
and stickers. Since 1975, Bennett has also produced the Lost
and Found Times.
Dr. Bennett's website
literature, events / happenings / scores, mail art.
conceptual artist closely tie to the Fluxus movement. She has published
“Equilibrios”, 1992, “Intrucciones para cocinar”,2001,
“Los Demonios de la Casa Mayor”, 2002, “Los Impersonales”,
2002 and “25 ScoreS 25”, 2009, and colaborated in several
anthologies, magazines and newspapers across Mexico, the US, Canada,
Portugal, Spain, France, Cuba, Venezuela and other countries.
AVTEXTFEST and AVTEXTPRESS projects. Directed A.V. TEXT FEST for eight
consecutive years, being this the second largest experimental
literature festival on the American Continent. She has curated,
exhibited, performed, and done residencies, as well as interventions,
in: Mexico, United States, Cuba, Spain, France and Italy; and the
universities of Georgia State, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, San Diego State,
National University, South West and La Habana.
Maltos holds a degree in International Affairs, a Masters in Marketing.
Has coordinated creative writing and experimental literature workshops.
Her work is
extremely wide ranging and goes from collage and the reinvention of
performances and classic metadramas, to the exploration of visual
narratives parallel to literary and polital texts, as well as the
explorations of the body’s sense in contemporary societies.
lives in Los Angeles.
A St. Louis based artist, he has been working in print, objects,
performance, mail art and xerography since the late 70's.
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