7 • Vittore Baroni


"Sangue Misto"

An overwhelming manipulated xerox file of various media death cases including Lennon & the Manson case. Baroni is a prolific mailartist, musician & visual poet from Italy.

Vittore Baroni (b.1956) is an Italian mail-artist, copy artist, musician, musical critic and publisher who is also known as “Mister Bizarro”. He is one of the most active and respected frequenters of the Mail-Art circuit since the late seventies. Baroni came in contact with Mail-Art in 1977 after a full page ad in an issue of the art magazine Flash Art attracted his attention. It was an ad from the artist Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (Italy) who was sitting on a bizarre bicycle and offering free books to anyone who was interested. Baroni wrote him and started a correspondence with Cavellini. He organized his first Mail-Art exhibition in 1979 in the ‘Forte dei Marmi’ town library. In October of the same year he published the first issue of his magazine Arte Postale! (1980-?). To house his own personal Mail-Art publications such as Arte Postale! and other materials related to his Mail-Art activities, Baroni created ‘Near the Edge Editions’ in 1978. He also released several “plagiarist” cassettes and records as the "multiple name" band ‘Lieutenant Murnau, a project that ended in 1984. In 1981 he and Piermario Ciani founded the international multimedia group ‘Trax’ together with Massimo Giacon and a catalogue called Last Trax with a registration of all artworks and activities made by ‘Trax’was published in 1987. In 1992 they establish ‘The Stickerman Museum’as a part of Ciani's ‘Stickerman Project, dedicated to all forms of adhesive art. Ciani and Baroni founded AAA, their own publishing house in 1996. They launched the ‘F.U.N.’(Funtastic United Nations) project in 2002. Another name you might encounter in Baroni's mailings is ‘Ethereal Open Network’ or ‘E.O.N., a name he gave to his Mail-Art archive, which has become rather a disordered archive, stored in two rooms and several boxes.


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