by LUC FIERENS
Dear Mail-artists, networkers,
This is my fifth newsletter and (if you don't
want to receive my newsletter, please let me know)
if you want to renew our
contact, please do and send your information by e-mail &
(by snail-mail) .........
After my urgent messages (Enfantterriblepostnewsletters 1 -
4 ) here i am again.
This newsletter is still a letter of thoughts,i want to share with the
growing community of mailartists
on/outside ( i hate the word snail-mail)
Information is available on several sites, so this is more
a personal comment, this is my personal
After the Kosovo crisis, i renewed contact with Dobrica
Kamperelic and i was happy to see new
issues of his
"obsessed" Open Worldnewsletter but i understand Steve
Dobrica's sometimes too SerbNationalisticviews. I guess
we must inform all artists about these discussions .
I feel that we need NO more HAIDERs because they can
SERIOUSLY DAMAGE (Y)OUR HEALTH.
Also here in Belgium, artists and the whole intellectual
"elite" must be ready to attack the
Blokpolitical party to block their run to power in several
provincial cities. Mechelen, the city where we still live is one of
their next targets and Annina and i feel responsable
the integration of our immigrant community (mostly Maroccan and
After our "Living in the Mirror"
Mail-artworkshops for immigrant kids in Molenbeek (Brussels) with
October 99 till beginning of this month, Febr.2000, ......
MAIL-ART = SOCIAL-ART / life
Annina and I hope make a new series of
MAIL-artworkshops possible in our neighborhoud in
Mechelen. That's why Annina will follow a course for animator to
inspire me even more …
I hope every mail-artist will take his responsibility and support/aid every
social orientated artproject
in his community to make our
world/life locally -globally better.
I'm happy when i hear that many Austrian artists will protest every week
against Haider in Vienna.
We need NO MORE extreme right in this World.
See what's happening with Pinochet, TOTAL, ECHELON,
Indonesia, Grozny, the workers of Clabecq and Renault (B) and many big
companies who are reorganizing: Unilever etc.., Please help to free
Jamal ... why didn't Benetton put him on their posters? The money
(your hard/cheap? labour)
of our capitalistic system is
travelling/moving without frontiers to the most wealthy, i hope
heART/ solidarity will keep on travelling to those who
NEED it most ...?
The Net can be useful in this process.
P.S: here in Belgium, a naive computerfreak has hacked the
Bloombergwebsite and manipulated
with fake info of Microsoft. He will
probably not be prosecuted. Great !!
Some personal news:
What have we been up to since the last newsletter :
1) sept' 99 - performance "Target" Galery Eye
Candy in Mechelen in support of Yugoslav and
all networkers in
difficult (war)situations !
2) oct'99 - Febr. 2000 - We continued the
Kids'mail-artworkshops in Molenbeek & St.Joost (Brussel)
3)Nov.99 -FEmail-art - C.C.Ter Dilft (Bornem) (B) 1500
visitors/in one day & 5 minutes on prime-time
TV and many
interesting women. There are almost no catalogues left (many copies were
by Women's Studies Dept. etc.) We hope
FeMail-artists have found each other through Annina's
4) February 2000 Guido Vermeulen, Annina and myself work on
More news later.
5) March 2000 -Exhibition Cult. Café B'Art Deco,
Mechelen(B) Exhibition of drawings (Annina) /
documentary video /
collages (Luc Fierens)
6) this summer, maybe we will travel to Minden (who will be
coming to Minden for Peter + Angela?)
or to ?
If you want us to visit you and make a travelling
exhibit/lecture, please tell us, we stay open for
About the "Living in the mirror" project, it will
be documented and shown in May-June in Brussels.
Dates and location
announced later. Catalogues will be send to all participating children (+/-
who made this wonderful process possible. All those who haven't
send "VISUAL POETRY" yet,
can send it till 30 June 2000. All
avant-garde visual-, computerpoetry welcome.
snail-mail please !!
We will fight on in spirit
terrible - Mail-artist
Grote Nieuwedijkstraat 411 -
B- 2800 Mechelen - BELGIUM
P.S.: please send no big files (only textfiles) to my
e-mailaddress because it's my work address
so please keep this in mind.
You can still see some of our older work & info
on the (now finished since '98 but still available)
We hope to make a new site this/next year !!
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