Mail Art Chro No Logy
Eternal Network, term
Organizer(s): Filliou, Robert – George Brecht
Location:
Date: 1968–
Number of participants:

Document(s): Article, Book
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, artandeducation.net
Available for research at Artpool: Book
Bibliography: Filliou, Robert: Lehren und Lernen als Auffuehrungskuenste / Teaching and Learning as Performance Arts, Verlag Gebr. König, Köln — New York, 1970, (See especially pp. 201-205.)
Harren, Natilee: La cédille qui ne finit pas: Robert Filliou, George Brecht, and Fluxus in Villefranche (deregulation version), in: artandeducation.net
Harren, Natilee: La cédille qui ne finit pas: Robert Filliou, George Brecht, and Fluxus in Villefranche (deregulation version), in: artandeducation.net

"we had developed the concept of the Fete Permanente, or Eternal Network as we chose to translate it into English, which, we think, should allow us to spread this spirit more efficiently than before […] In April we announced our intentions in a poster, and sent it to our numerous correspondants." Filliou: op. cit., p. 203

“despite the fact that Brecht and Filliou’s poster was the first announcement of the Eternal Network, the rhetoric of its language seemed to suggest not only that the Cédille was part of a larger structure that would proceed indefinitely into the future, but also that the shop was part of something that had always been.” Harren: op. cit.

First Meeting of the New York Correspondance School
Organizer(s): Johnson, Ray
Location: Religious Society of Friends Meeting House, Rutherford Place, New York, USA
Date: 1 April, 1968
Number of participants:

Document(s): Article, NYCS – Chro No Logy
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Article, NYCS – Chro No Logy
Bibliography: Bourdon, David: COSMIC RAY.
 An open letter to the founder of the New York Correspondence School, Art in America, October, 1995, in: artpool.hu

"[Ray Johnson] held an impressive total of six NYCS meetings in 1968. The first took place at the Religious Society of Friends Meeting House in Manhattan in April (before your move to Long Island). If I recall correctly, nothing - in proper Cageian style - happened at that meeting." Bourdon: op. cit.

“The first meeting of the New York Correspondence School took place on April 1, 1968. To all appearances, nothing happened. Since 1961, Johnson had held events titled Nothings in a stance of opposition to Happenings. He organized various meetings (such as the Seating-Meeting) about which he wrote reports and chronicles that he then photocopied and distributed by mail to those attending as well as to unknown recipients (making it possible for an unexpected audience to receive his work and participate in future events). This non-exclusive, random form of distribution became a recurrent model for mail art.” Marcin, Mauricio: Mail Art from Mexico (via the world):An Erratic Investigation, in: post.at.moma.org

Mail Art Chro No Logy

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