Showing posts with label mail-art. Show all posts
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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Mario Marzidovsek - Alter Minimal 2 (Marzidovshek Minimal Laboratorium - MML 016, BloedvlagProdukt, cass, 198?)


Mario Marzidovšek was musician, artist, producer and concert organiser in northeast Slovenia and one of the pioneers of Yugoslavian D.I.Y. industrial/noise scene. In the 80's he participated in several alternative actions, including "mail art" (he wrote over 600 letters per year to his correspondents) and the establishment of the first private (then illegal), non-commercial label in the former Yugoslavia called Minimal Laboratorium; anetwork through which he communicated with numerous artists and producers across the world.
From period of 1984 to 1988, he issued more than 50 cassettes with different types of music, among which prevailed electronics and alternative rock but he had started recording earlier. 
Despite his work being partly influenced by "Neue Slowenische Kunst" and Laibach activities and other alternative groups and artists, his electronic musical work is original and unique, influenced by the German kraut rock and various other experimental composers.
Even the conditions Mario has lived in - like Slovenska Bistrica, professional work at chemical industry, didn't stopped him to be radical and productive. On the contrary, it was an essential path for his creativity.
Although the tapes were bad reproduction quality due to poor technical capabilities, he kept sending them to various addresses comprising the former Yugoslavia, Eastern and Western Europe, US, etc...
He has published many works of his music and collaboration with other musicians from Europe and the United States. He combined received tapes with his music or was sending his recorded tapes to associates for issuing purposes. At last, he appeared in over hundred compilations and released compilations on which appears compositions from home-taping, sound poetry, punk, rock, industrial, experimental, noise... 
Mario Marzidovšek's work unites global and local production.
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Born: Poljčane 21.10.1961, Died: Poljčane, 20.9.2011





Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rod Summers - The Sound Of An Unsound Mind (Vec Audio, cass, 198?)


Narrative, sound poetry cassette by Rod Summers previously shared on No Longer Forgotten Music.

Rod Summers (born 1943), born in DorsetEngland, is a sound, visual, conceptual artistperformance poetdramatistmail artist and book artist, publisher, archivist, and lecturer on intermedia. He is based in Maastricht, Netherlands.
The results of Summers' multiple, art-related activities have often appeared as part of his concept of VEC (Visual, Experimental, Concrete), which he originated in 1973. In 1999CNN International featured Summers in its Art Club show as a representative of avant-garde art in the Netherlands. In addition, over the last 20 years, Summers has performed his work at various festivals in Europe and Iceland, including the Reykjavik Art Festival (1991), the Polypoetry Festival of Sound Poetry (Bologna, 1993), and the International Sound Poetry Festival (Bologna, 1997), among others.
Summers features among the "second wave" of intermedia artists, the first wave including Dick HigginsVito AcconciJohn CageAllan KaprowJoseph Beuys, and the Fluxus artists of the 1960s. He differs from Higgins and members of the first generation, however, in that he is less theoretical and more experiential in his approach to his art. There have been no VEC manifestos published by Summers, although one may intuit what it encompasses by examining the activities undertaken and products issued under its sign...
More @ Wiki
Mail art by Rod Summers documentation (partial
Taken from http://mailartarchive.com/2012/02/13/raiders-of-the-lost-artefacts/rod-summers/
Taken from http://www.logolalia.com/mailart/archives/2007_11.html
Taken from http://www.logolalia.com/mailart/archives/2007_11.html
Taken from http://nashmailart.blogspot.com/p/page-10.html
Taken from http://nashmailart.blogspot.com/p/page-10.html
Taken from http://mailartists.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/rod-summers/
Taken from http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/2013/11/rod-summers-collage-collaborations.html
Taken from http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/2013/11/rod-summers-collage-collaborations.html
Taken from http://bluetempera.blogspot.com/2013/10/rod-summers-netherlands-for-mail-art.html
Taken from http://bluetempera.blogspot.com/2013/10/rod-summers-netherlands-for-mail-art.html

More tapes available @ vecworldservice.net