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This series was carried out between 1987 and 1989 by Gilbertto Prado under the Project (with the production of the Center for Art Postal Unicamp), in order to give a new approach to previously cultivated contacts and exchanges in the experience of mail art. Starting from the saying of H. R. Fricker "After Dadaism, Fluxism, Mailism, eating Tourism", a series of artists began to travel by mail-art network and establish personal contacts. An attempt to transform this intimate space, generated by the movement itself.
My idea was, with a portable video camera, to go through the network (some nodes of the network), without previous contact, ringing the door and surprise those artists who did not know personally and establish a dialogue-performance, a recorded encounter on video. I came into people's homes, in some places, without speaking the language fluently and without language and had the camera on me. The mood and disposition would dictate the pace of recording and time of visits.
The recordings were made during trips to Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain and France), Argentina and Uruguay and some Brazilian artists.
Some of these interviews had the character and more formal document, others worked the playful aspect of surprise and the unexpected encounter, the (re) cognition.
From the technical point of view the equipment was an amateur, heavy, uncomfortable and very poor conditions and transport / travel and registration very difficult. But the intention was the first record of this action and its ephemeral, even the portrait of "precarious" and "fragility" of those communications. Most of the material has not been edited, although part of this has been circulated in raw form by the alternative circuit and among the artists themselves.