Mail Art (Starting Backwards) Vol 2.
One thing I have discovered is that there are actually far more paintings Cut-Up than those I have documented. There are no pieces left of some as they were used as accordion book spines for various projects. A large part of the paintings from #’s 85 – 91 concern my preoccupation with asemic writing. # 85 was part of an ongoing series I wrote a letter to my love and on the way I dropped it. The text explores the nuances (or not) of written language. The text reads:
Blue-Black Semantic had been stationery for over 2 days, silently evaluating the person of Probability Theory. As a random subset of Planes in the Boolean Fields, it was difficult to set activity parameters for further moves forwards (or backwards for that matter). The Continuum of Percolation was serving no one any good, least of all the Curious B.
That’s the difficulty with theoretical bounds of information capacity – the Grammar Rules were unruly and generally extremely excitable (something to do with compound possession?). Further problems were alternative subjects and verb agreement – no wonder the Curious B. had wandered off with a tattered and battered map indicating overlapping sets of realizations.
Uli Grohmann (Germany) – A BRIEF OPERATING MANUAL FOR ILLITERATES TO GET USED TO BOOKS
Erich Sundermann (Austria) – Vernissage
Jimenez, Miguel (Spain) – Recuerdo de Venecia
I have been tidying up lately, trying to divest myself of CLUTTER. I have no idea how one gathers so much STUFF, just that it’s some sort of rule that the minute you get rid of it you’ll need it. Somewhere at the beginning of An Encyclopedia of Everything I began documenting all the paintings I have made for Mail Art. I endeavored to keep a piece of each painting which falls under the general title The Authentic Massacre of the Innocent Image – a series that began after altering Mona Lisa.
This book contains #’s 92 – 98. This book includes a piece of an original Wheatfield’s with Crows – the painting van Gogh sent to his brother in South Africon the occasion of his marriage.
I’m trying to catch up with myself and get some documenting done – see these books which have been added to the cataloguing of The New Alexandrian Library –
KIOSKO Series NULA HORO (Wolfgang Guenther) (Germany)
Karen Alekyan (Armenia)
Nancy Bell Scott (USA)
Pages 34 and 35. The last imagine is an altered drawing I found while clearing out at work. I have no idea who the original artist was. But having sat there forever in dust, waiting to be found, the charcoal drawing did the trick as a Cinderella. of a found drawing. Pages 34 and 35. Unique artists book in the making.