Friday, October 13, 2017

The Procession of Entropy by Lin Tarczynski

Autumn heralds the great holiday for jackalopes, the Procession of Entropy, which begins on October 15 and ends on the last day of the year. Jackalopes believe in a few gods despite being atheists, with a very small percentage who are Greek Orthodox. (This small percentage is dedicated to preserving the traditions of jackalope history in the Byzantine Empire.) Of the Jackalopian Gods, Patchy Kettle might be their oddest, but he is also their most amiable god. Ekchuajumudabrutu is their most classic god, a son of Tiamat. Their most revered god is Entropy, and the major holidays for Entropy conveniently occur during the holiday season that includes Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, which are also celebrated by jackalopes. (Since jackalopes are largely atheists, they seize every opportunity to celebrate other cultures. Jackalopes firmly believe in holidays.)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Translating Paint by Anneke Baeten: Book Trailer (Post-Asemic Press #005).


Book Trailer for Translating Paint by Anneke Baeten (Post-Asemic Press #005).

The trailer was kindly created by Paul A. Toth.

“Attempting a Code for Interpretation,” this is how Translating Paint starts! In the beginning there are 24 brush strokes. They are possibly a clue to the process of asemic translation for the work that follows this one mysterious page. Translating Paint is an ongoing series of asemic work that represents language, conversations, decoding, dialogues, and sometimes a process of finishing sentences with paint. This series shows the potential of discourse with paint, with its strokes, scrapings, and its endless forms. This work meanders through a series of creative processes - from drawing the paint strokes, to creating the writing around and in the shapes, assigning a title to the work and finally photographing the work from the best possible angle to provide the viewer a possible close-up perspective on the nature of the dialogue. As the author regularly continues work on this series, the product so far is this collection over 200 pages. Leafing through this universe, the viewer is invited to create their own decoding of the pieces or to simply enjoy the aesthetics. It will be easy to get lost in the black bleed pages where the white asemic work appears as if it emerges from a quiet and dark universe that has no context or meaning. Finally, there is the final stage in the process – the viewer’s interpretation.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Post-Asemic Press Titles & Wine will be at Minnesota Center for Book Arts on Friday October 13th; 6pm - 9pm


An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books

Friday, October 13, 2017; 6pm to 9pm
at The Shop at MCBA
Our twelfth annual Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books will be dedicated to fostering the collection of artist’s books. In one evening, guests will explore new work from more than 100 artists from around the world, representing the range of contemporary artist’s books from self-published chapbooks to fine press limited editions. The event offers something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices.
Attendees will sample a delectable variety of wines and cheeses, and browse the latest offerings from outstanding local and international book artists. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Please click here to RSVP.

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