Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Post-Asemic Press author Rosaire Appel is in an exhibit in New York City at Small Editions!

Post-Asemic Press author Rosaire Appel is in an exhibit in New York! Small Editions is pleased to present (wordless), a group exhibition featuring the works of Rosaire Appel, Zipora Fried, and Renee Gladman. In conjunction with the exhibition, Conch Shell’s Katie Giritlian will lead a workshop on the evening of December 2nd at 7PM.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Translating Paint by Anneke Baeten: Book Trailer


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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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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


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. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Post-Asemic Press books are now available at the Minnesota Center For Book Arts bookstore!

Post-Asemic Press titles are now available at Minnesota Center for Book Arts! MCBA is the first bookstore in the world to have a special section specifically for books of asemic writing. So come to Minneapolis and check them out. The first four Post-Asemic Press titles are ready for purchase now; Anneke Baeten's Translating Paint will be available at MCBA sometime in the next week.

Monday, August 21, 2017

I was interviewed by Josh Medsker a few years ago for Twenty-Four Hours about Asemic Writing

The interview with Josh is from 2015. In the interview I explain most of my thoughts about asemic writing. After rereading it, it still feels current as far as my ideas being expressed around all things asemic. It's one of eight interviews included in my book Works & Interviews, (Post-Asemic Press #001).
Other interviews in the book are my Full of Crow,, Samplekannon, Asymptote Journal, Slova, David Alan Binder, and 4 Questions with Marco Giovenale. All of these are available online except for the Slova interview.

Here is the link to read the interview: