Image-Text Collaboration by Thierry Tillier & Luc Fierens (Belgium)

Fierens Tillier collabVisual-textual collaboration by Thierry Tillier and Luc Fierens (Belgium) (2004)


I am very pleased to be able to share this rare collaborative piece. Thierry Tillier and Luc Fierens are important figures in European visual poetry. Their work is of great relevance to the Asemic Front project because they have done explorations into the process of signification and have made discoveries pertaining to the nature of the sign. Those who are combining visual poetry and asemic texts can gain much from this piece as well as other individual works by Tillier and Fierens.

In addition to the visual poetry aspect, this piece has asemic elements. (Most vispo of the “masters” contains asemics even if not consciously intended.) Innovative variations of W.S. Burroughs’ cut-up technique are present as well. Both artists are adept at radical image juxtapositions that create “visual syntax.”

Many thanks to Luc Fierens for granting permission to present this work on Asemic Front.



Asemic front poster - 3.11-11

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