Art Com (aka La Mamelle, Inc.) was an artists' organization founded in 1975 and dedicated to new art activity. Conceptual art, performance art, correspondence art, art publishing, video art, television art, telecommunications art, artists' software were all exhibited, presented, published and/or distributed by the organization during its 20+ years of activity.

To those of us who worked there, Art Com itself was an art work.

I worked at Art Com from 1983-91, a period during which the organization moved away from presenting performance art and focused on publishing and distribution. The Art Com Electronic Network, an online "artists' space" exploring the interface of contemporary art and new communications technologies, was perhaps the most significant project we worked on.

Carl Loeffler, founder and director of Art Com, passed away on February 5, 2001. Carl was my mentor and close colleague during the eight years we worked together.

Tohei Mano has created an electronic memorial for Carl at

- Anna Couey