"Hey Paul, I'll send you some more samples soon...just finishing up three sound pieces, three drawings on found objects, and will get to new sound recording soon....., I'll get onto my coleection of samples i recorded and get some to…"
"Hi Ron, just to let you know that I'm going to use your 'orient' Son as the starting point for a new Consemble to be launched later this year (called, I think, 'orient: occidental/accidental').
I keep thinking about those…"
born 1953. Been working within dada/Fluxus/conceptual art/surrealism framework since 1972. Biggest early inspiration: Yoko Ono. Much performance and Fluxus-related work at Leeds Polytechnic 1973-76 . See website for an informal archive of projects, objects and ephemera. ...... soundwork at: Acidplanet.com>ron crowcroft, photography at: jpgmag.com. Ron crowcroft. Two CDs self-released FLUX and REFLUX. Shows and events on the fringe over the years. Mail art in late 70s. DIY cassette music scene England 1979-82. Contact me. I'm looking for collaborations or opportunities for performance, interactions, improvised soundwork, and other ways to disorient myself and others, and interrupt our lives with superficial thoughtfulness. The OPENFLUXUS site has pictures of artwork, photographs, and some of my soundwork pieces.
I have pleasure to be your friend in Open Fluxus and you participate with your work to my new mail-art project
International Mail Art Project
That tenuous thread that, outside and above individual projects and personal experiences, connects the work of Ray Johnson to the current Mail Art
Technique: free (2 & 3 d, music, video, performance, poetry and small stories)
On line catalogue on the website: http://itsonlymailartconcept.blogspot.com/
dead line: 10-12-2008
Works should be sent at the following address:
Maurizio Follin, Via M.te Cervino, 27
30173 Favaro V.to - Venezia - Italy
please insert name, surname, country, address + e-mail address and web site if exist.
All works must be send by post with postage stamps.
Works of art we receive won't be given back.
For more information : http://itsonlymailartprog.blogspot.com/
IT’S ONLY MAIL ART
Anche a me sono piaciute molto le tue opere, specialmente quelle recenti, e trovo interessante anche il tuo modo di fare musica.
Ti invito a visitare il sito www.realtano.it ed in particolar modo le pagine http://www.realtano.it/galleria.htm e http://www.realtano.it/testo_G2.htm per un’eventuale collaborazione ed esposizione
Hello and thanks
Even to me are very liked your works, especially those recently, and I find interesting the way you make music.
I invite you to visit the site www.realtano.it and especially the pages http://www.realtano.it/galleria.htm and http://www.realtano.it/testo_G2.htm for a possible collaboration and exposure
PS - I do not speak English and this is automatic unatraduzione, sorry
Wow! Some of those ye olde pics from yesteryear jogged the memory. I read that 'most radical art school in Europe at the time' quote too ... I've always thought of it more as David Hockney said something like 'the place where they make little boxes...that don't work' :)
Hmmm sounds a bit similar. When I was at Winchester (where it was all man's man's big splashy post abstract-expresssionism) I was advised 'try Leeds ... they like quirky stuff up there'. So that was that. I remember the story going around about our intake at Leeds was that at the interview they chucked a football ....and if you headed it back, you were in
yes Ron, a poem-pillow would be very nice, also a musical object, I have done mostly books (about 30 with my inprint AAA Editions) and cds (9 album with my band Forbici di Manitù), so I can send something of that in exchange, my address is Vittore Baroni, Via C. Battisti 339, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
nice to see also Paul Carter in your fluxpage, just an hour ago Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions ringed my bell and "popped in", maybe it's a good time for reunions of old pen pals...
The unrinal was not there, and yes i did spin it, Tony Bradley was a witness.Perhaps fluxus membership could entail going to galleries and spinning the wheel, or adding your own artwork, or putting weird stuff for sale in the gallery shop, or replacing information posters or artwork information with other stuff, etc......
I also like to touch artworks, like Constable's Haywain, or Picasso's Guernica. and put my stickers around (please do not urinate on the floor, advertising numbs us, etc etc) ron
If you love the mailart, visits my web site and click project. There are all projects of the world, both for the exchange as for exhibition.
Denis Charmot http://denis.charmot.free.fr