Saturday, March 16, 2019

Asemic Poems by Jeff Bagato









Here's a brief bio:
A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. Some of his poetry and visuals have appeared in Angry Old Man, Brave New Word, Futures Trading, Otoliths, H&, The New Post-Literate, and Utsanga. Some short fiction has appeared in Danse Macabre and Future Cactus. He has published nineteen books, all available through the usual online markets, including Savage Magic (poetry) and Computing Angels (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.com.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Word Knots and Torrentine by Volodymyr Bilyk

"Here are several pieces i've made out of current Roadrage draft.
It is a visualization technique called Knots. It turns the text into these abstract scribbles. When you're working with some extra large corpuses - it helps you to understand the commonalities and parallels between the words. However, if you use it on a limited range of words (10-15) you get just some abstractions that often look plain mystifying."
 —Volodymyr Bilyk, author of Codex Abyssus









Saturday, February 23, 2019

Simon Morley, Crushed Books


Visual space is about looking, while writing space organizes vision, putting it in the service of learning and understanding. The Crushed Book series attempts to prize the book away from the latter and to put it at the service of the former.

Texts by Simon Morley and Michel Cegarra.

Click here to read Crushed Books

Simon Morley is an artist and writer. He lives and works in France and the Republic of Korea, where he is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Dankook University. He is especially interested in exploring the interaction of word and image, the verbal and the visual, texture and text.

Morley is the author of Writing on the Wall: Word and Image in Modern Art (Thames & Hudson/California University Press, 2003), and the editor of The Sublime: Documents in Contemporary Art (Whitechapel Art Gallery/ The MIT Press, 2010). His theoretical writings have appeared in Third Text, World Art, The Journal of Contemporary Painting, and The Journal of Visual Art Practice. His new book, Seven Keys to Modern Art, was published by Thames & Hudson in early 2019. The Simple Truth. The Monochrome in Modern Art will be published by Reaktion Books in 2020.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Coming Soon, In Spring of 2019, A New Edition of Codex Abyssus (45 New Pages) by Volodymyr Bilyk! Post-Asemic Press #004


Coming Soon, in late March 2019, a brand new edition of Volodymyr Bilyk's asemic masterpiece Codex Abyssus, Post-Asemic Press #004! Volodymyr has worked hard on getting this expanded title released. The first edition is sold out. This new edition carries on from the original codex but adds a brand new chapter full of 45 new obsessive compulsive non-dis-ordered pages. While this book exhibits a one-of-a-kind romp through Bilyk's imagined calligraphic Pandora's boxes, hope is kept sacred and springs eternal from every mind-bending monastic cell. The pages could be a bird's eye view of a city, a graphic textile design from ancient Africa, or a European lettriste cave painting of a computer motherboard; whatever it is, it becomes a test of the mind's eye. Below is a sample image:

A sample page from the new edition of Codex Abyssus.

More info, and the Codex Abyssus, coming soon!

"An epic of intricate maniacal boxes encoded as mischief."
—Amanda Earl, publisher at AngelHousePress  

"Zigzagging map-like lines. Thick and thin lines alternating. Shaded triangles emerg- ing from one side of the square. Taken together, these little squares add up to a surfeit of images, an impossible-to-take-in totality. To read this book is to get lost into its detailing, not to come to some sort of vision. It literally is its details."     
—Jefferson Hansen, in Rain Taxi