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Tucker Nichols Day

In Letter Writing, Post Art on August 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

publications_postcardsO, how I want to be able to look inside this book by Tucker Nichols! I can’t but when I can I shall jump for postcard joy.

Meanwhile, if you have a dream about your dad being turned into a tray of things – and he wants to push himself off the table because he doesn’t want to be a tray of things anymore – or if you have any such dream that wakes you up and makes you cry!, I think the best idea is to write someone a postcard about it. A dreamy postcard! When we go on holiday we send postcards, so why not when we go on dream? Perhaps there should be a Postcard Dreams service – a national deposit for all our night posts.

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Anonymous Postcard

In Letter Writing, Post Action, Post Art on August 25, 2009 at 9:29 am

anonpostThe luscious Tucker Nichols has created a project that we approve of very much here at Post Letters! We love Tucker’s work, so please visit his site too.

Go see Anonymous Postcard – a project that enables you to communicate via a third party

Go see Tucker Nichols’ website

Unusual Greeting Card Sentiment by Brian McMullen

In Letter Writing, Post Art, Post in the World on August 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm

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Otter Mail by Brian McMullen

In Letter Writing, Post Art on August 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

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Holzpostkarte by Joseph Beuys

In Philosophy of Post, Post Art on July 2, 2009 at 8:25 am

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For the Love of Filz

In Philosophy of Post, Post Art on July 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

Joseph Beuys is back (he’s always back). Showing at the De La Warr Pavilion, the UK’s eat-up-able seaside art space on the south coast, this new exhibition will bring this eccentric German artist to new people. However, I’m mostly excited that you can buy his Filzpostkarte (or an unlimited edition of it) for £10. I shall rush out of the city and head for the sea!

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Jonathan Jones at the Guardian wrote this – which has some lovely references to post:

What does not always come across in Beuys’s large sculptures is his humour. Bits and Pieces nicely leavens our sense of Beuys. There is a joyous poem-letter about his favourite foods, reminiscent of Günter Grass’s novel The Flounder in its celebration of earthy pleasure. There are postcards made out of wood, and evidence of Beuys’s fandom of the bank robber John Dillinger. Bits and Pieces is a loving archive of one of the 20th century’s great artists, and we are lucky to have it.

Self-Sealing Envelope by Jeremy Webb

In Post Art, Post Moment on July 2, 2009 at 8:09 am

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Visit Jeremy’s photography – and many thanks to Jeremy for allowing us to present Self-Sealing Envelope.

Brixton Beach

In Letter Writing, Post Art, Post in the World on June 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm

198.11A delicious new exhibition has opened at 198 – Contemporary Arts and Learning in Brixton. Here’s some of the blurb:

Collages from this same series are the detritus of letter writing. In these, anxiety is represented by images of dogs or monkeys. Yellowed endpapers, the fragmentary marks of handwriting, stamps and postmarks are all signs of absence.

Address Your Letters Plainly

In Letter Writing, Post Art, Post History, Post in the World on June 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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The Letter by Eduardo Kac

In Post Art, Post Event, Post in the World on April 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

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We’ve just come across an amazing find on UbuWeb – a letter that swirls and shifts and re-orientates itself. This is no joke! Watch the letter and read what UbuWeb have to say about Eduardo Kac’s unstable letter:

A navigational poem that presents the viewer with the image of a three-dimensional spiral jetting off the center of a two-dimensional spiral. Both spirals are made exclusively of text. The reader is able to grab and spin this cosmic verbal image in all directions. Thus, reading becomes a process of probing the virtual object from all possible angles. The reader is also able to fly through and around the object, thus expanding reading possibilities. In “Letter” a spiraling cone made of words can be interpreted as both converging to or diverging from the flat one. Together they may evoke the creation or destruction of a star. All texts are created as if they were fragments of letters written to the same person. However, in order to convey a particular emotional sphere, the author conflated the subject positions of grandmother, mother, and daughter into one addressee. It is not possible to distinguish to whom each fragment is addressed. The poem makes reference to moments of death and birth in the poet’s family. Letter is presented here as video documentation of an interactive reading experience.