Asemic visual poetry collaboration by Laura Ortiz (Toronto, Canada) and Donmay Donamayoora (Connecticut, USA)
Laura Ortiz and Donmay Donamayoora have already made important contributions to Asemic Front. They are welcome contributors always.
Today I am thrilled to be able to present the first Ortiz-Donamayoora collab that has ever appeared on AF. I believe the work is a remarkable success that highlights the talents of both Ortiz and Donamayoora.
They are both receiving much acclaim in the asemic and visual poetry communities. The symbols and structures (asemic syntax), as well as the foundational visual aesthetics, reveal why these two women are so admired. I am very happy to be able to share this piece on Asemic Front. Some detail studies are included as well.
Asemic game by Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland)
Previous Asemic Front collaborator Tiina Kainulainen from Finland created this ingenious piece, a perfect merging of asemics and conceptualism. What would be the constraints, rules and processes of an asemic game? This is a work that invites audience involvement on several levels. At the heart of Tiina’s game is an asemic symbol generator that randomly decomposes the existing alphabet as well as bits of text. Here is the entire set-up she sent:
Tiina’s game will, undoubtedly, generate many responses in various individuals. I think about game theory when I approach her work. Perhaps an asemic game would have (could have) no purpose but the continuation of a game? An asemic game would have no rules? Or the rules would change each time? Could an asemic game have any true outcome other than the generation of meaninglessness? You see? The interpretive possibilities are very wide. We can learn much from engaging with this game and we can have fun with it as well. Tiina has made a wonderful contribution to the growing asemic canon, in my estimation.
Asemic writing game by Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki, Finland)
Asemic 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.
Asemic visual poetry (with concrete elements) by Laura Ortiz (Canada) & De Villo Sloan (USA)
Asemic visual poem by Audrey Enough (Montreal, Canada)
I am very pleased to be able to share another composition by the Canadian artist who calls herself Audrey Enough. I believe the work is essentially calligraphy, but roots in concrete poetry are evident, along with a pronounced structure. The piece also has a lyric-textual quality.
Asemic visual poem by Audrey Enough (De Villo Sloan remix)