Asemic Front Collabs by Laura Ortiz & De Villo Sloan (Part 2)

Laura O DVS - 4.9.2018 - 2Asemic visual poetry collab by Laura Ortiz (Canada) & De Villo Sloan (USA)

 

 

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Laura O DVS - 4.9.2018 - 4Asemic visual poetry collab by Laura Ortiz (Canada) & De Villo Sloan (USA)

 

 

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Laura O dvs 4.9.2018 - 6yBy Laura Ortiz & De Villo Sloan

 

 

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Asemic Visual Poetry Collabs by Laura Ortiz & De Villo Sloan (Part I)

Laura O - DVS - 4.8.2018 - 1Asemic visual poetry collaboration by Laura Ortiz (Toronto, Canada) and De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

 

I am thrilled to have completed a series of snail mail collaborations with the great Laura Ortiz in Canada. Laura Ortiz is well known in the asemic community and scarcely requires an introduction. She is a past contributor to Asemic Front. Laura Ortiz is prolific, and I believe she has done wonders with the material I sent her. She also generated enough finished pieces that I will spread our labors over several posts.

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Laura O DVS - 4.8.2018 - 2

 

 

Laura O DVS - 4.8.2018 - 4Asemic visual poetry (with concrete elements) by Laura Ortiz (Canada) & De Villo Sloan (USA)

 

 

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Laura O DVS 4.8.2018 - 8By Laura Ortiz and De Villo Sloan

 

 

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“Studies in Material Culture” Starter for Asemic Front Collabs

Material Culture - 11“Studies in Material Culture” by De Villo Sloan: A starter for an Asemic Front collab series.

 

I hope I’m not making things too complicated, but I am launching a collaboration series (a sub-series) within the Asemic Front project. (Asemic Front will not be closing any time soon.) This new series is called “Studies in Material Culture” and addresses – as you surely must ascertain – the materiality of asemics. The question is: Does this interest you?

If so, contact me and I will send a starter. Otherwise, I am selecting visual poets and artists whom I believe are working with material culture in interesting ways. In the meantime, the Asemic Front you know (and hopefully love as I do) will continue as you’ve known it. I will still post regular asemics, visual poetry, concrete poetry and related work that is not necessarily connected to anthropological or linguistic issues of cultural production.

Here is the concept: Consider the “Studies in Material Culture” starter sheet the cover of a journal. (No such publication exists (although there is actually a related academic journal devoted to material culture; AF has no connection to the other journal.)

Assuming a focus on visual poetry and asemics, help to design this cover for our “Studies in Material Culture.” Perhaps you might want to consider the collab a page of this imaginary journal. That’s okay. Hopefully, we will have many pieces in the series. Again, feel free to contact me if you would like to participate in “Studies in Material Culture.”

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Material Culture - 2 (good)

 

 

Material Culture 10 a

 

 

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Material Culture - 6Asemic Front starter by De Villo Sloan for the “Studies in Material Culture” Series

 

 

Material Culture 12 good

 

 

 

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Asemic Vispo Collabs by Norma Soulet & De Villo Sloan

Norma-dvs 3.26.2018 - 2.jpgDetail from asemic visual poetry collab by Norma Soulet (Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA) and De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

 

Norma Soulet has already made one appearance on Asemic Front. I have also communicated with her via the IUOMA asemic writing group. If this was preparation in terms of¬†creating the delicate “chemistry” involved in a successful collab, then I believe the time was well spent.

I am thrilled to have worked with Norma Soulet on these snail mail collabs. She was very clear from the beginning that she was new to asemics. During the collab process, she has Рin my estimation Рbecome a very fine asemic writer. She and I have also РI believe Рadjusted our stylistic differences to create unity. Asemic Front continues to be a fascinating learning process for all of us involved.

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Norma-dvs 3.26.2018 - 1Asemic visual poetry collab by Norma Soulet (Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA) and De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

 

 

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Norma-dvs 3.26.2018 - 4.jpgBy Norma Soulet & De Villo Sloan

 

 

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Asemic Front Collab by Carolyn Cline & De Villo Sloan

Kline-dvs 3.22.2018 - 1Asemic visual poetry collab (snail mail) by Carolyn Cline (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) and De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

 

 

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Asemic Front Collabs by Yayoi S.W. & De Villo Sloan

Yayoi S.W. -dvs 3.19.2018 - 1Asemic visual poetry collaboration by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York USA)

 

My deepest thanks and a warm welcome are extended to artist Yayoi S.W. in Washington State. Her work, which I admire vey much, is often textual-visual. This has been a great experience working with her. She has made wonderful contributions here to the Asemic Front project. I am thrilled by her responses to the abstract and/or indeterminate foundations I sent her. These pieces were done exclusively via snail mail and are thus both “material culture” and mail art.

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Yayoi S.W. DVS - 3.19.2018 - 2

 

 

Yayoi SW DVS - 3.19.2018 - 30008Asemic visual poetry collaboration by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York USA

 

 

Yayoi SW DVS - 3.19.2018 - 5

 

 

 

 

Yayoi SW DVS - 3.19.2018 - 6

 

 

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