The book of Ann is the 12th FRIOUR project.

Who is Ann? For me she is a real person.
For you she's a mythical femail.

Let's construct together the book of Ann!

How does she feel? How does she thinks? How does she act? Is she a rebel? Is she a mother? Is she the salt of the earth?

Free size and medium. Text and poems are also welcome. Deadline for contributions is 31 December 2011.
All the contributions will be united in a time capsule.
Documentation on this blog.
Unfriendly femail mail art will be banned.

Mail address: The book of Ann, c/o Guido Vermeulen, Thomas Vinçottestreet 81, B-1030 Brussels, Belgium


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vrijdag 30 september 2011

I'm not ANN, I am the book of Ann, friour approved

Collage and asemics by Guido Vermeulen, Belgium

ANN and the sea

From Wilma Duguay, Canada: a poem by John Masefield and art by Tiziana Baracchi (Italy) and Igor Bartolec (Serbia)

ANN, greetings from Paris

From Katerina Nikoltosou (Greece) and Dean Marks

ANN's imaginary friends

From Karin Greenwood, South Africa

ANN, thank you so much

From Karen Champlin, USA

ANN's name is not Ann

From Jim Santamour, USA
Love this piece!
L let Jim explain himself:
"This is a print of a photogaph my great grand father took in the Philippines around 1900-1910. He was with the US army during its occupation after the Spanish-American war. I don't really know if her name was Ann but I know that missionaries often changed poeples names! My father's mother was an American Indian, who was baptized by French nuns in Québec and the nuns changed her name into a "christian" one"

A bit similar Jim to the story of African Americans whose names came from their slave masters. That's why Malcolm called himself "X", he refused the imposed slave name heritage.

ANN is blue

From Helen Amyes, Australia

ANN, I prefer snail mail

From Erica Durante, USA

ANN is lovely, I saw her the other day

From Dewi, Canada

ANN is an enigma

From Cuan Miles, South Africa

ANN, listen to the music

From Musicmaster and John M Bennett, USA

ANN, la mia croce sia con voi...

From Bruno Charlione, Italy

vrijdag 16 september 2011

Ann, A Muse Is Someone You Speak To When They're Not Present

letters begun;
letters abandoned;
the voice inside my lungs

many words unpassed
from lips unparted;
the voice inside my mouth

language clusters
the voice inside my mind
shares every word
with you.

ANN, let's etch our lives on a zinc plaque

From Henning Mittendorf, Germany

ANN, remember now !!!


Arguments in the distance.
Books piled high in his study
and the postman delivering more.

He always wanted more time
and there was never enough of it,
never would be again.

The endless loop of her sister
cycling in the close and
the drums echoing next door.

She remembers planning
how to remember, what
she might save from now for then,

remembers realising she does not
want to be here in this place
where they have chosen to live.

She would rather be at home
but this is her home, the now
and the when and the why.

It was nearly a revelation.

© Rupert M Loydell, UK

Ann, are you a digital girl?

text as a courtship substitution;language poetics,
patterns manifest and encapsulated in the TCP/IP
data flow; siphon me into you.

barriers don't break or bend; the walls do not exist;
direct-link communication between two lovers,
ping.                                                     ping.

distance closed, encroached upon; approaching zero,
and the rattle and hum of our network traffic;
the mind's made up of you inside me inside you inside me inside you inside me;
inodes placed you there, and you cannot escape
magnetic pull and push; swapping spit and bits,
microtechnological sexual appeal, love comes
in waves and bursts, across an LCD; virtual.

woensdag 14 september 2011

Ann, There's Platypusses on the Stage!

Enraptured and salted, to taste;
Electrified; perspiring automatronic sky;
Dreamed with a mask of antibodies
And coils of flame
And duck-billed rock stars.
This is what we pretend to be,
Beneath the sheets;
You & me.

dinsdag 13 september 2011

ANN, SusANa on art

Stamp art by Susana Picasso, Argentina

ANN, this is Lily and her cat by Sabrina

Drawing by Sabrina, Belgium, a 4 year old girl, during a visit to the doctor.
The mother was reading on her I-PAD, her 2 daughters were making drawings "for the doctor", we started talking and the youngest (Sabrina) exchanged this drawing for one I did ( of a cat with a bird in her tummy, her head in the clouds and her legs in the earth next to a plant).

maandag 12 september 2011

ANN, dada & fluxus tribute

From Lothar Trott, Switzerland

ANN, a little rebel

From Stefano Fossiant Sini, Italy

Letter to Ann

From Piet Franzen, Sidac Studio's, The Netherlands

ANN, reset humanity

Postcard from Rod Summers, The Netherlands

ANN, another invite to an exhibition

From Jürgen Olbrich, Berty Skuber & Rod Summers (Germany - The Netherlands)
Exhibition in Venice, Italy in October 2011

ANN, beware of the paper police!

From Jürgen Olbrich, Germany

ANN, this is an original piece of evidence

Postcard from Jürgen Olbrich, Germany

ANN, dit is een onderwater gebeuren

New work from Anke van den Berg, Belgium

vrijdag 9 september 2011

ANN, in the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect

A new contribution from Karin Greenwood, South Africa
connected with a text full of optimism ending with the line:
"all is well in my world"

donderdag 8 september 2011