DNC  CONGRESS  2004

IN MAIL ART MEKKA MINDEN

 

COME AND ENJOY THE CONGRESS ON A BOAT

 

 

WHAT-WHEN-WHERE

Dear mail art friends, we invite you to participate in our DNC (DECENTRALIZED NETWORKING CONGRESS) 2004, to continue the tradition of 1986-1992-1998-2004, every 6 years. The network needs its own theory. Based on our Mail Art Accord 2001 from Jeju Peace Island under the mediation of Jas Felter and Peter Netmail, there will be three 2-hour-discussions here, guided by Ruud Janssen (1) and John Held jr. (3) and one other mail artist.

Newcomers to the mail art network are very welcome. You will meet here "old" mail artists personally and can discuss with them, and have fun, too. Like the great jubilee festival that we have just celebrated here on the 20th anniversary of Mail Art Mekka Minden. Our congress takes place at Culture Centre BÜZ on the last weekend in April.

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THE CONGRESS DISCUSSIONS:

(1) Saturday, 24 April, 10-12 hs: internet and networking (in our old church)

(2) Saturday, 24 April, 14-16 hs: open discussion (on a riverboat)

(3) Sunday, 25 April, 10-12 hs: mail art and money don´t mix-but may touch (in our old church)


The discussions will be in English.

Interpreters welcome. Angela bietet Zwischenübersetzungen auf deutsch an. Please send us your statements for the Saturday discussions, if you like, and clearly marked as such, until 15 February 2004 (max 1 page), and we will hand them to every participant before the congress starts. After the congress, we will publish the discussion results in a brochure.


ARTS EVENTS:

Friday, 23 April, 21 hrs: Artist Trading Cards Workshop and Exchange Fair (at Culture Center BÜZ), guided by Vänci Stirnemann

Saturday, 24 April, stencil painting action JUBILEE FLY in the church steeple by Sztuka Fabryka.

19.30 hrs: Opening of the Mail Art Exhibition "1000 ENVELOPES" by Ruud Janssen and Litsa Spathi.

20.30 hrs: Performance Night: poetry, music, dada, anything you like to contribute (on our stage). LOTS OF FUN.


MEALS:

Friday, 23 April, 19 hrs: Welcome Dinner at the Netmail Archive.

Saturday, 24 April, 8:30 hrs / 12 hrs / 18 hrs at Robert-Nussbaum-House.

Sunday, 25 April, 8:30 hrs / 12 hrs: at Robert-Nussbaum-House.

The festival ends with lunch on Sunday.

 

COSTS:

We try to do our best again for you to make you feel well here. Since, however, we get no more public funding, regrettably, we must ask you to share costs with us. Costs for each participant are 100,00 euros. That includes for each participant the congress documentation brochure plus all meals. Send us a cheque, or ask us to send  you an international form for your bank, if you do not live in the European community.

 

Only within Germany:

Aus Deutschland könnt Ihr direkt überweisen auf das Konto

"DNC congress Pähler"

Nr 503130479

bei der Spardabank Hannover

BLZ 25090500

Bitte dazuschreiben, wenn Bett im Schlafsaal gewünscht.


Only within the European community:

you can send money direct from your bank account to ours:

"DNC congress Pähler"

IBAN: DE38250905000503130479

BIC-Code: GENODEF1S09

Please mention, if you want a bed in our dormitory.


ACCOMODATION:

Separately from the participation costs, that we have to raise from every participant, we have for the first 20 applicants free beds in our dormitory in the old church steeple in modernised rooms, very romantic. Please understand that your bed will be reserved AFTER  you apply for it AND AFTER your payment has arrived here. Otherwise we can supply a hotel list for you to book and pay your own accomodation.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please write as soon as you can, only direct to

peterkuestermann@hotmail.com

P.B. 2644 - D-32383, MAIL ART MEKKA MINDEN - Germoney Utd

Fax: (0049) 571-28347

(Please do not apply to BÜZ, whose friendly staff will be  helpful once you arrive here, but are very busy with other duties now. We two are responsible for the congress alone. And please do not use now our mobile phone number from the jubilee 2003. It is not valid any more, but reaches only Peter´s old parents far away from Minden. Thanx.)

 

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU.  WELCOME TO MINDEN, WELCOME TO THE DNC!


Cordially,

Angela + Peter Netmail