MinXus Mail Bag: D-Kit from the Queen of Trash – Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

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Mail-art by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

We are thrilled to have received a D-Kit from reigning Queen of Trashpo Diane Keys brimming with authentic DKult fetish items and trashpropaganda. The crown jewel is a DKult amulet (above).

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The amulet was originally attached to a classic Trashpo triptych that has been dissembled for documentation purposes. Trashpo Jesus, of course, is a reference to “Jesus Jim” Leftwich (Virginia, USA) well-known among DKulters as the creator of Trashpo. An accomplished visual poet who sometimes engages in post-Neoist activities, Jim Leftwich accepts DKult adulation with characteristic grace, humility and Eternal Network supportiveness.

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In classic Trashpo fashion, Diane Keys takes the debris of consumer culture and recycles it to reveal absurdity as well as a vision for a more harmonic and holistic intersection of art and life.

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This detached panel (above) provides instructions for the use of the fetish item.

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Trashpo and DKult have produced an astonishing number of stamp designs. Here are more. These are retro: A Ray Johnson bunny combined with a reference to USA President Dwight Eisenhower’s infamous warning to the world as he departed office: “Beware the military industrial complex.”

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We are gratified that at least a makeshift medical kit is included in the package. We were among the many who suffered grave physical injury as a result of the defective D-Koder Ring scandal (and subsequent recall) engineered by KDJ. The D-Koder ring debacle was the beginning of KDJ’s woes as DKult CFO and DKULTFLA president.

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All this great material came enclosed in a wonderfully DeKorated envelope.

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As ever, thank you DK!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. david baptiste chirot
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 08:18:36

    Hi Everybody, esp you Diane–I have worked with found materials strictly for my art making since a child, inspired by a crow’s nest blown do in violent storm–nd observing the fantastic workof weaving and collaging all manner of shinythings from cigarette box torn off cellophanelines to even a full size “dinkytoy” (uk imports)–a great classic car–you canfind my work all over online and am trying to get my bloggoingagain or maybe have tomake a new one? search david baptistechirot–I contributedto some of jim leftwichs books projects etc started in 1997 being in touch would love to be part of group and participate with youin all yourvarious doings–onwo/ards ever david bc


  2. darkwallminxususa
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 14:17:21

    Hello David! It’s a great thrill to have you visit & comment on the M-L blog. I’ve forwarded the message to Diane in case she hasn’t stopped by lately.

    David. I would very much like to post some of your work here at M-L, if you’d be at all willing. I’ll contact you back channel via FB.

    Great to hear from you!


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