Bagism lives! and/or Skybridge Studios (Lisa Iversen) rocks! (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)

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Mail-art by Skybridge Studios (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)

Bagism became part of popcult thanks to the efforts of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Their media appearances wearing large (often black) bags are classics today. Of course, we know they were only bringing to a larger audience a practice that had already been well-established by Fluxus. Bagism is also a well-established practice in mail-art.

So we were thrilled to receive this classic Bagist mail-art from our dear friend and correspondent Miss Lisa from In Diana. What a joy to take part in the performance and discover the precious cargo:

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What a Fluxus treasure! Two water-smoothed pebbles from the beach! How Fluxus! They have no material value, no metaphorical value, no artworld value – yet – the great paradox – they are a treasure! They are gifts from a dear friend, they are jewels if one just takes time to explore and interact with them. (We do know, for the sake of full disclosure, they were gathered by Miss Lisa on a trip to a very beautiful beach and lake; and she has, by extension, included us in the experience. A privilege indeed!)

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Thanks Lisa, for the early Christmas present?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lisai
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 16:48:23

    Immerse them in water for the asemic haiku to appear!
    HBD DVS!

    Reply

  2. lisai
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 16:51:43

    …curiously the vintage postage is not canceled!?! Great contribution by USPS!

    Reply

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