MinXus Mail Bag: Visual Noise Decomposition by GX Jupitter-Larsen (Hollywood, California, USA)

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Mail-art by GX Jupitter-Larsen (Hollywood, California, USA)

We are absolutely floored and, needless to say, elated to have found mail-art from none other than the GREAT GX Jupitter-Larsen waiting for us in the po box. Since we have been running an informal survey of West Coast USA mail-artists for several months, the arrival of this work is downright fortuitous.

For those who have travelled the long & dusty trail a while or have experience in underground and avant movements – noise music for example and in particular (The Haters) – GX Jupitter-Larsen needs no introduction. For Tenderfoots just finding their sea legs (excuse the mixed metaphor) in this milieu, familiarity with the awesome accomplishments of GX Jupitter-Larsen is highly recommended. He is not just a mail-artist; he is a network architect, conceptualist, performance artist, musician, novelist, filmmaker and more. We do not have the same longtime familiarity with the full range of GX Jupitter-Larsen’s work in the same way we have knowledge of the Titans of Neoism, so this is partially a learning experience for us as well. With GX Jupitter-Larsen, there is a lot interesting terrain to cover. Luckily, there are plenty of net resources covering this subject. You can start here as one general point of entry:


We have known of GX Jupitter-Larsen in the mail-art network for a long time. This mail results from a recent, chance encounter online via Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA).

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(Work by anonymous mail-artist. Photo courtesy of Joey Patrickt collection)

Joey Patrickt posted a scan of this piece by an anonymous mail-artist on Facebook. Without being able to articulate precisely why, we commented how much we admired the work (and still do). GX Jupitter-Larsen liked it as well. So that encounter probably earned us the wonderful mail-art we are displaying here. In actuality, there is no reason to believe that what GX Jupitter-Larsen sent us is a “visual noise decomposition.” We just wanted to highlight elements in his works and philosophy that we particularly admire. For instance, his interest in decay has – we think – strong affinities to Gutai. The work he sent is, to our eyes, a wonderful piece of abstraction. Here is the reverse side:

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Deepest thanks to GX Jupitter-Larsen for the FAB mail-art and gracing the MinXus-Lynxus page. We look forward to more exchanges and keeping current.


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