Mail art by Allison Anne (Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA)
Allison Anne is a gifted artist and enthusiastic Eternal Networker both via paper and digitally. She has a knowledge of music, much of which is associated with the network, that is rarely seen. So I am pleased to learn she has been inspired by asemic writing and visual poetry. This message she left at the IUOMA-Ning asemic writing group provides a context for this wonderful work she sent:
“DVS, seeing / (hearing!) / meeting the bennetts [C Mehrl and John M. Bennett], musicmaster [Thomas M. Cassidy] & others at the asemic translations event here as well as seeing the exhibition at the mn center for book arts [curated by Michael Jacobson] in mpls caused me to feel more of a connection to asemics than i did previously… and caused me to want to experiment. it was an inspiring event.” And more on the reverse side:
Thrilled to feature the one and only Allison Anne on Asemic Front!
Mail art by Dorina Harangus (Hechingen, Germany)
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:
Asemic calligraphy by Jan Hodgman (Washington State, USA)
Jan Hodgman primarily creates beautiful asemic calligraphy; however, she also produces deconstructive asemic compositions and abstract art (at the shadowy borderland between asemics and abstraction). She generously shares her work through the international mail art network, and that is how this piece was obtained for Asemic Front.
Thanks to Jan Hodgman!
“Rabbit Scribe” by Diane Keys, Sheila Murphy, John M. Bennett
“Tension (version)” by Robin Tomens (London)
“Tension” detail studies:
“Humming in the Dark” by Nancy Bell Scott
“Looking for Home” by Nancy Bell Scott
“Separation Anxiety” by Nancy Bell Scott
“About this Picture” by Nancy Bell Scott
“Watchtower” by Nancy Bell Scott
“Tower (for Guido Vermeulen)” by Nancy Bell Scott
“Through the Wall” by Nancy Bell Scott
“Blue Lines” by Ruud Janssen
“Three dots for L.” by Ruud Janssen