Asemic Vispo for Rebecca 9.27.2014 (DeVillo Sloan)

Received this beautiful asemic vispo from DVS.  I am re-reading the essays in the last VISPO book that someone in my family gave to me last year, the year before? One of the essays (book by bedside in other space) directs the reader to look at the whole first.  Intuitively I did that and noticed various things that I won't mention i case it interferes with another reading. 

I've lifted this from The Postal Ledger.  It is problematic to rewrite things, not to mention a waste of time!

Leave it to De Villo Sloan to send me something that makes ME speechless!

I learned a long time ago that feeling daunted by something you can't quite pin down is a useless emotion. You need to re-read it, live with it for a while and it will speak to YOU and your reading of it will be your reading of it and really that's all that counts. If it moves you it's a success.

So what I like is the rhythm. It's like a slide on an acoustic guitar. I see lots of things in it but I'm not conviced that's the point. The colours feel egyptian. It's full of ellipsis and a determination to be heard. It's a treasure! I'll be re-reading it again and again

reading it again and again

So that was the serious bit. And this is the Mink Ranch bit. I will never tire of the Mink Ranch. Today when I was walking Lyra I was almost figuring out a reply.

Although correspondence with the Mink Ranch is sporadic, it is hugely appreciated and worth the wait. DVS reminds me that once upon a time I was a faithful member of the ML community… it's all just time, and I miss the bunkhouse flicks, but I'll be back and you should too!

Did you notice the DKULT stamp etc?

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 11, 2014 at 2:16am

What was I thinking with the watering can? Fluxus, I guess.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on October 10, 2014 at 10:35pm

Also beautiful and satisfying! 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 10, 2014 at 10:31pm

No, not with a comb. The original was from a piece like this:

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on October 10, 2014 at 9:13pm

So it isn't related to the comb vispo you were experimenting with in the recent past? What can't scanners do?

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 10, 2014 at 9:08pm

Thanks for posting, Rebecca, & a small acknowledgement of all the great material you send me for the MinXus-Lynxus blog.

That postcard - treasure that one! That is Mink Island, and the card has been appearing online at various places for several years w/ strange legends attached. (Marie always admired it.) But I finally decided to part w/ some of the iconic ranch cards.

You have a copy of the Last Vispo anthology! Much to be gleaned from that. Surely Nico V. sees your work on FB. What that piece is I sent - it's conventional asemic writing on graph paper. But I did a scanner smear w/ it to get it all wavy - Ficus & C. Mehrl Bennett did some smears a few years back that impressed me. Given you can't read asemics, the work is fairly indeterminate. Find what you can. I just liked the way it came out.

Thx again.



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