Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Post-Asemic Press Official Launch and Book Signing with Michael Jacobson: 6 to 8pm Tuesday May 16th 2017 @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts

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Post-Asemic Press Official Launch and Book Signing with Michael Jacobson: 6 to 8pm Tuesday May 16th 2017 @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts

I will be signing books and meeting people in the gallery at MCBA from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday May 16th 2017. This book signing will also be a closing event for the exhibit Asemic Writing: Offline & In The Gallery, though the show still runs till May 28th. It will be a laid back event. Three books will be available for purchase: Unknown Message by Spencer Selby, Zinc Zanc Zunc by Rosaire Appel, and Works & Interviews by Michael Jacobson. The gallery will be open till 9pm. I will have wine to share, and will be free to answer questions about asemic writing. Come down to see the amazing job MCBA staff did in presenting asemic book art, and view the first large scale group exhibit of asemic writing to be held in the US.

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2 Asemic Works by Aure Gallego

Instructions for the infinite

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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“Here are some Petri dishes, each full of an alternative writing culture or sample of writing from an alternative civilization. Some of this writing appears to have been yanked and stretched, as if it had been written on a sheet of elastic material. Other pages resemble maps, diagrams, digital crystals, tattoo designs or ancient pictographs. Noise or wind or smeariness is a common feature. Throughout this work, the third dimension seems to be trying to push itself forward from the flat paper surface. There's a human presence hiding on one page, perhaps the author hard at work. I suggest that this book contains a message from the future.”
                        Tim Gaze
“The physical act of reading is altered here, it undergoes a shift. The challenge is to assess how a reader views and how the veiwer reads. A sentence carries information from one margin to the other. The line travels across the page. What happens between margins is open to interpretation, to some divine corruption. In UNKNOWN MESSAGE, Selby not only adjusts the content of the line and how it reaches a margin, but he takes alphabet to new visual potentials. Meaning is in the seeing meaning form new ways of seeing. These poems are derived from visual chromatin conveying the genetic material of a future language event. Again, the cycle of disintegration to renewal in visual language approaches. These asemic missives find you, are awaiting your attention.”
Nico Vassilakis
“Fuzzy-wuzzy, cranky, cryptic, vibrant, prickly, deterritorialized, endearing… no, these are not names of Snow White’s avant-garde dwarves but just a few adjectives that adhere to the overwhelming variety of Spencer Selby’s asemic marvels. These textural, textilic surfaces invite engagement of the most tactile kind, but they can’t be touched except with our loving, delighted eyes.  Poring over them is a wild ride into the possibilities of illumination and meaning. If Plato’s cave were the ideal rather than the simulacrum, its walls would feature these brilliant marvels. We are drawn toward these angelic morsels of signification, flickering sememes that reveal and conceal.”
Maria Damon

Monday, April 10, 2017

CODA by Sam Roxas-Chua‎

Teeth made script w/ asemic writing · 7.5 x 6.5 inches · 140 gsm black paper #ANTIWAR

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Asemic Calligraphy (Beautiful Red Dress) by Kimm Kiriako

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

O Mayeux -- '[2403] "of between us : / it was good or leather'

"This is part of a project I'm working on right now which aims to generate asemic compositions using semi-randomised computational methods."