Vispo by Luc Fierens (Belgium)
 
 
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January 28, 2020 - In June of 2019, I published Part I of work received in the form of mail art from visual poet Luc Fierens of Weerde, Belgium. Here is a link to Part I:

http://asemicfront2.blogspot.com/2019/06/collaborative-visual-poetr...

Now, without further delay, here is the second posting of the extraordinary work Luc Fierens generously shared with Asemic Front 2.

In addition to being a visual poet of growing stature, Luc Fierens is a strong proponent and activist in the international mail art network (aka Eternal Network). One can readily assume that he is drawn to the network's egalitarian spirit, avant garde leanings and historic role as a refuge for concrete poetry and now visual poetry and asemics. Certainly his work radiates these qualities.

I point out his network involvement because he has sent compelling visual poetry and this material posted shows an excellent application of mail art forms developed by such figures as Ray Johnson and members of Fluxus. In particular, please note Fierens' use of the envelope as extended space for artistic expression.

Recently, critic and theorist Tom Hibbard has explored the work of Luc Fierens at length and in depth, exposing Fierens to a larger audience in the United States. Previously, I have also praised Fierens and other Belgian visual poets for their innovations; but I have not attempted to offer an analysis as comprehensive as Hibbard's.

I do feel a certain obligation to state clearly why I find the work of Luc Fierens so important. I plan to rectify this situation soon on Asemic Front 2. So, as they say, stay tuned for more discussion of Luc Fierens.
 
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