vrijdag 17 juli 2015

Ode to snail (paper) mail

The mail art network often is called 'the eternal network'.
Sometimes, when I am reading that post offices are closing worldwide, when hearing that the number of delivering days a week are decreasing, as well as home delivering in some places,
sometimes, when we see that postage rates increase, while working conditions for postal workers are deteriorating, and things like that, I am wondering for how long the analogue, paper network will keep on going.

Meanwhile all my received paper mail art survived so far. While in contrary much digital art may not survive eternally, for example because of change of email addresses, computer crashes, or change of website owners etcetera.

These thoughts, and the Mail Pigeon, I am sending to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan. Thanks to his connecting Brain Cell project, to my opinion he is one of the masters of the Eternal universe Network.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. We need to keep our optimism... And send more mail! :D
    The postcard is great.

  2. So true - one of my early blogs was on a 'server' (or whatever they are called) that no longer exists. It lasted maybe ten years. But I still have handwritten poems and things I wrote in the 1950s!