“Surrogate” by Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

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“Surrogate” – a collage with asemics – by Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

 

Amy Irwen participated in Asemic Front previously with collabs. Now she has sent a beautiful solo collage with asemic writing which I am thrilled to share. The circular asemics are an excellent structural device as are the text-image relations that make this piece visual poetry as well. Here is a closer look:

 

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And the reverse side:

 

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And the envelope:

 

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Return of “The Rebecca Type-overs”

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Asemic Front collab by Rebecca Resinski (Arkansas, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

 

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Asemic Front collab by Rebecca Resinski (Arkansas, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

 

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Collab foundation by Rebecca Resinski

 

 

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Vispo X 3 = Richard Canard (remix), Chris Wells, Rebecca Resinski

 

 

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“Homage to John Gayer’s Outgoing” by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

 

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Visual poetry by Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 

 

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“Sunlight through trees on water” by Rebecca Resinski (Conway, Arkansas, USA)

 

 

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New Asemic Correspondence by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

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Asemics by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

 

Yayoi S.W. is creating wonderful art and sharing it via the Eternal Network. She is receiving rave responses. Because her work is often image-text and/or asemic, she has captured the interest of the vispo and asemics communities as well. I’ve already been thrilled to include her work in the Asemic Front project. Her asemics are becoming, in my estimation, more refined and expressive. I am now happy to have new solo work by Yayoi S.W. to share. For those versed in mail art, you might note that she appears to be part of the Mail Art 365 project, a huge worldwide effort that requires a great deal of discipline.

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Detail of asemic writing by Yayoi S.W.

 

 

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Asemic visual poetry by Yayoi S.W.

 

 

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Asemic vispo collabs by Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

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Collab by Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)

 

 

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Collab foundation by Tiina Kainulainen

 

 

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Collab by Tiina Kainulainen & De Villo Sloan

 

 

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Collab by Tiina Kainulainen & De Villo Sloan

 

 

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Asemics & Chaos Theory by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

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Mail art by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

 

Ruud Janssen – already a contributor to the Asemic Front project – sent this fascinating correspondence art package. A main preoccupation of the piece is exploring asemics and the way signs and symbols are expressed through various modes. These range from “obsolete technologies” to the digital realm and are all addressed in this multi-faceted work.

Ruud Janssen devotes one of his well-known, hand-painted envelopes to establish the themes. I believe this is the first of his painted envelopes that purposefully uses asemic writing. Here is the reverse side of the envelope:

 

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The envelope contains a copy of a letter that reflects on the experience of using a typewriter in the Digital Age and the ironies of snail mailing a letter when email is available. Ruud Janssen addresses ideas concerning copies vs. “authentic” texts, a subject of perennial interest to artists on the conceptual side of things. For me, this “letter” works as a conceptual essay (of significance I would add) that encompasses numerous topics including the current status of traditional mail art. I believe Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) also received a copy of this piece:

 

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The reverse side:

 

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This piece was also included:

 

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Mail art by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

 

 

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On the envelope (top scan), Ruud Janssen asks about a connection between asemic writing and Chaos Theory. I wager he knows more about Chaos Theory than I do. I do know that current asemic writers are discussing randomness, formlessness and even discoveries of physics proper (areas I associate with Chaos Theory) as tools to generate asemic signs, symbols and structures. Various kinds of computer randomness generators could be used to generate asemics. But I am not sure if this is what Ruud Janssen is asking. As Gertrude Stein said, “What was the question?”

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Asemic Concrete Poetry Collabs by Michael Orr & De Villo Sloan (part 2)

IMG_20180609_0001Collab by Michael Orr (Clarkston, Georgia, USA) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA). Type-over by DVS.

 

 

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Collabs by Michael Orr (Clarkston, Georgia, USA) & De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA). Type-over by DVS.

 

 

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