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Mail Art: Poetry and Communication

Mail art celebrates a fissure in the system and, in fact, mocks its methods of silencing and control, creating opportunities for direct communication without manipulative intermediaries.

This text, authored by Colectivo 3, was disseminated as part of the ongoing project of the Poema Colectivo: Revolución, in 1982. It sheds light on the strategies and ideas that instigated the Poema Colectivo and delineates the tactical advantages of communicating and sharing art through the mail. The piece comments on the development of "localized circuits of communication" that contrast with the circulation of the homogenized mass media.

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The artists' group Colectivo 3 was active between 1981 and 1985. Its members were Araceli Zúñiga, Blanca Noval, Aarón Flores, and César Espinosa. The group was... Read more »
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Mail Art: Poetry and Communication

Mail art celebrates a fissure in the system and, in fact, mocks its methods of silencing and control, creating opportunities for direct communication without manipulative intermediaries.

This text, authored by Colectivo 3, was disseminated as part of the ongoing project of the Poema Colectivo: Revolución, in 1982. It sheds light on the strategies and ideas that instigated the Poema Colectivo and delineates the tactical advantages of communicating and sharing art through the mail. The piece comments on the development of "localized circuits of communication" that contrast with the circulation of the homogenized mass media.

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Mail art celebrates a fissure in the system and, in fact, mocks its methods of silencing and control, creating opportunities for direct communication without manipulative intermediaries.

This text, authored by Colectivo 3, was disseminated as part of the ongoing project of the Poema Colectivo: Revolución, in 1982. It sheds light on the strategies and ideas that instigated the Poema Colectivo and delineates the tactical advantages of communicating and sharing art through the mail. The piece comments on the development of "localized circuits of communication" that contrast with the circulation of the homogenized mass media.

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Mail Art: Poetry and Communication

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