Asemic Cut-Up by Dorina Harangus (Hechingen, Germany)

Mail art by IUOMA member Dorina Harangus (Hechingen, Germany)

April 15,2017 - I have to admit that due mostly to my own limitations I am not sure of the conscious intent of this piece, if that even matters. Applying my own interpretation, though, I see a wonderful contribution to the Asemic Front in these bundled, cut-up strips.

I am not sure, for instance, if Dorina Harangus means this to be a collaboration. The piece is so elegant and self-enclosed that I cannot bring myself to make any more changes than I already have. The placement of the bundle in the envelope is extremely interesting:

The piece has a certain Trashpo vibe as well.

My problem is reading the note. If anyone can shed any light, it would be greatly appreciated.

Now back to the bundle, which is itself a material form and, with the strips, creates a syntax as well:


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Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 20, 2017 at 3:48am

Thanks for solving the mystery, Dorina!

Comment by Dorina Harangus on April 19, 2017 at 2:18pm

Thank you for this wonderful reading of the piece, De Villo Sloan. Of course I can bring a light to the note, it is a poem in Romanian language and i wrote it spontaneously when I put the pieces together. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 16, 2017 at 7:53pm

Thank you Patricia and Richard.

Indeterminate, cryptic - I'd use those words to describe Dorina's piece. I simply cannot read the note, and I'm not sure if that's my own linguistic limitation. As the day progresses, I lean more and more toward the position that Dorina was very conscious in her effort to make asemics. I know, Guessing her intention is pointless. That's exactly it, Richard, the mystery of the work.

Comment by Richard Canard on April 16, 2017 at 6:14pm

16.04.17 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan, guess ( & that's all it is on my part (speculating babble) is that Ms. Dorina Harangus  is very good at creating asemic mystery....& you, De Villo Sloan have very carefully given her every advantage with thorough positioning  & presentation. I admire the manner  in which you will habitually & thoughtfully examine the missives that are sent your way. Thank you for all your time & patience. SinCelery, Richard Canard

Comment by PATRICIA LANDON on April 16, 2017 at 1:48pm




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