MinXus Mail Bag: 12-Pack Trashpo by Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

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Mail-art by Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Apparently having exhausted the supply of available pizza boxes, Moan Lisa sent us FAB new work using a flattened A&W Cream Soda Box. The piece is very long (physical length), so we scanned it in halves. We’re not sure how it made it through the postal system:

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For the first time, we recognize “in print” that Moan Lisa makes Trashpo and has been doing it for a long time. The work includes an original poem on the reverse panels:

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You have to see this next panel to read the final stanza:

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Moan Lisa also invokes “Zalop,” the Fluxus word invented by Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) and immortalized first by Cheryl Penn (South Africa) and Eduardo Cardoso (Portugal). Last year, Michael Orr (Georgia, USA) hosted a very successful, international exhibition using the Zalop concept. Moan Lisa has been a Zalop fan and promoter for a long time as well.

As ever, many thanks to Moan Lisa!

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