This weblog explores asemic writing in relation to post-literate culture
While the pen and paper pieces may be readily determined as such, I thought I might give some context to the sculptures. The first one,titled "One Quatrain," is made of wash clothes that have been shaped and made rigid with an acrylic medium. The second one is made with chewing gum and the notebook. It is called, “Maquette for a Selection of Poems Intended to Be Read Aloud, and Which Have Titles Consisting Solely of Proper Nouns.” I recently wrote about these pieces elsewhere: "And, since words are stand-ins for ideas as well as objects, I have moved this exercise from two dimensions into sculpture. For “One Quatrain” and “Maquette for a Selection of Poems Intended to Be Read Aloud, and Which Have Titles Consisting Solely of Proper Nouns,” I have taken the idea of words on a page, removed the words and replaced them with shapes that mimic the placement of letters and words. Many of the individual shapes in “One Quatrain” are suggestive, not only of letters but also of objects. In “Maquette,” the notebook is where poems are written, and the gum is chewed, thereby suggesting the mouth, and when arranged like text, becomes a stand-in for the spoken word."Thanks for looking.
This is so interesting - to think of 3D communications or N-dimensional communications. For orbits in space which is what I do in my job, we often us 2D orbits to study the dynamics first because it's easier before going to the 3D spatial version of the orbits. Geometry allows for easy extension of dimension - but what does it mean for text? Or for that matter a thought or a sentence? In music and poetry you can have rounds - but still are linear. I don't see how a thought can be multidimensional as your sculpture is doing. But what does it mean to think this way? Computers can have multiple processors in 2D or 3D arrays - parallel processing. So a robot can have a form of 2D thinking ...WOW! I'm an amateur calligrapher and learned about asemic writing recently by accident through pinterest. Please send me links to your recent works. Thanks!
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