Saturday, February 19, 2011
DVS : How would you describe the 6th generation of Mail-Artists?
RJ : In the text I wrote before with the 5 generations of mail-artists I already mentioned there would come such a generation. I believe the Social networks have given us this sixth generation. Artists that work online and discover through online publications the Mail-Art works and the Mail-Art network. They research and send out their first snail-mail. Normally the sent work is documented online, the rceiver gets a digital message, and the surprise is to see the original work posted by the receiver on a blog, website or social network. So instead of moving from analog to digital, the 6th generation discovers analog in the digital world.