Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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Spontaneous Asemics

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Carien van Hest Oct 20. 12 Replies

I am curious how members view the phenomenon of spontaneous asemics and if they ever experience something like I did this afternoon. I was tidying my workspace and while lifting a pile of paper I detected marks of ink that got stuck to the plastic…Continue

font creator program

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Francis Lammé Aug 24. 2 Replies

Hi I am new here because by chance I saw your question. I have used Fontographer to create my own fonts from drawings and it is easy and free. It will work with W7, I think. You need a painting /graphic program to create tiny drawings of each…Continue

Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by david-baptiste chirot Feb 18, 2019. 12 Replies

Adapted from Wikipedia Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means “having no specific semantic content.” With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to…Continue

The Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper - Start Your Career Today! - Special Discount for Prisoners

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Oct 13, 2018. 164 Replies

The Martha Stuart School of Asemic WallpaperFounder:Martha StuartAdministration:Katerina Nikoltsou, Dean of AsemicsDiane Keys, Minister of Propaganda, Student AmbassadorSnooker the Amazing Mail-art Dog, Dean of MenDavid Stafford, Dean of WomenDe…Continue

Personal shorthand jazz writings with words.

Started by Bill Newbold. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Oct 13, 2018. 2 Replies

Can ideas like this be included in the asemic type of development?Jazzy script in a kind of shorthand notation?Continue

The Push and Pull of Graffiti

Started by Sharon Silverman Apr 3, 2018. 0 Replies

I am always fascinated by the art that develops when the Graffiti Artist tags a blank space and the person who hates Graffiti covers it up ...Tag - Cover-up , Tag - Cover-up etc...Continue

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 23, 2020 at 9:29pm

That's great distortion, Fike. I've been working with some starters Borderline Grafix sent and got a major glitch from one of them. I think that's something like what you're doing. dv

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 23, 2020 at 8:22pm

I'm nearly certain that this used to be text and drawings from a patent. I don't know how it got THIS way but suspect it suffered innacuracies during xerography.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 22, 2020 at 2:37am

Oh, and it's important to add that Cinzia Farina (Italy and an IUOMA member) is also listed in the announcement of the forthcoming women's asemic-vispo anthology. So - along with Kerri Pullo - that's two members of our group!!!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 22, 2020 at 2:26am

That's a beauty, BG!

Completed some asemic glitch pieces w/ Kristine Snodgrass (Florida, USA) that are hybrid (glitched hard copy collabs).

Kristine is editing an anthology of women's vispo/asemics w/ Kerri Pullo, Nicole Winborn  others. (Connect w/ Kristine of FB is probably best to learn more).

Comment by Borderline Grafix on September 20, 2020 at 4:58pm

Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 18, 2020 at 1:55am

That is incredible, Carien. You were born for asemics! I hope you keep your journal together and intact. Thx for sharing.

Comment by Carien van Hest on September 17, 2020 at 5:39pm

On the left page I wrote with my non-writing hand, my left hand.

On the right page I made a translation of that with my right hand.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 17, 2020 at 5:38pm

Asemic Front collab by Joey Patrickt (Oakland, Ca, USA) & me. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 17, 2020 at 4:20am

Carien, from what I've learned in our group, people do spoken asemics for all intents and purposes. Our own John M. Bennett has recordings (of his won performances) you can find online (I'll look) that would be considered asemic.

Ray Johnson did asemic performances of sort of nonsense poetry. I'm told it sounded like stuttering. So did the great mail artist Blaster Al Ackerman.

A lot of sound poetry would be considered asemic in that it's rooted in language but has no conventional meaning.

Things like speaking in tongues & mediums who claim to channel lost languages could be considered asemic.

Actually, you can find a lot of it. But I don't know that people have yet done many consciously considered asemic performances & recordings.

It's wide open. Would love to hear some!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 17, 2020 at 4:11am

I am thrilled to premier new vispo & prose collabs by Jim Leftwich & poet Jeff Crouch at Asemic Front 2.


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