Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Some asemic poetry from Volodymyr Bilyk:
Saturday, May third, 2014
The final canto of Altazor is sui generis. It is "asemic" -- it communicates a text without using an established language.
Here is Juan Ángel Italiano reading it:
Al aia aia
ia ia ia aia ui
Rimbibolam lam lam
Montresol y mandotrina
Montesur en lasurido
Aururaro ulisamento lalilá
Olamina olasica lalilá
Ia ia campanuso compasedo
Aí ai mareciente y eternauta
Redontella tallerendo lucenario
Ai i a
Ai ai aia
Sensorida e infimento
Oraneva yu yu yo
Infilero e infinauta zurrosía
Ai a i a a i i i i o ia
Thursday, October third, 2013
The visuals in this cartoon are at moments strikingly reminiscent of the Codex Seraphinianus. Let's listen to the Soft Boys.
(I'm a bit blown away also by the quality of the mashup, which is Unavión Ounpájaro' s editing of "Fantastic Planet" by Deloux.)
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
A delightful bit of asemia that we saw at the NC museum of art: Tom Phillips*, the calligrapher replies Ⅰ.
According to the NC Museum of Art Handbook of the Collections,
"The painting is a tease. It invites and resists interpretation. Viewers can pick out a word here, a phrase there, but the artist has intentionally entrapped the content within the written maze."
(worth trying out as a wallpaper as well)
*And lo and behold! I did not recognize his name -- it turns out Mr. Phillips is the author of A Humument, now available in its 5th edition and in app form for iPad.
Wednesday, February second, 2011
Ryan of Rock and Wry* is in a band called Borrowed Beams of Light; they are soliciting donations to help produce their first full-length record. And that's not all! The tunes on this record will be "loosely based on a 500 year old, vellum manuscript known as The Voynich Manuscript." Far out, I can't wait to hear! Go pledge. $10 gets you a record when it's ready, $25 gets you a record when it's ready plus their previous short-format CD.
* (Which I am happy and puzzled to discover is a 2-drummer blog)
Friday, November 19th, 2010
Via a post of LanguageHat's I discover a new work that is utterly sui generis -- author Tom Phillips' ongoing project A Humument -- potentially infinite (or Babelianly astronomically finite) stories extracted selectively from W.H. Mallock's novel A Human Document, by altering the book:
This reminds me in certain ways of asemic writing -- though clearly the words have meaning, are to be read as pieces of language and not only as a visual arrangement of forms, I react to them as I would to the shapes and scribbles of Roberto Altmann or Mindy Fisher or Serafini, where the semantic element of the language is "all in my head".
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Mindy Fisher's ornaglyphic logograms resonate between violence and innocence:
(Found thanks to The New Postliterate)
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Michael Jacobson, blogger at The New Post-Literate, has started working on an "asemic novel" consisting (so far) of animated logograms -- he is documenting the work in progress at a new blog, Mynd Eraser. (I love the scribbles running off the page and reconstituting themselves...)
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