Thursday, May 25, 2017

Comming Soon! Translating Paint by Anneke Baeten | Post-Asemic Press #005





Anneke’s Code for Interpretation
By Nico Vassilakis


Unwritten markings rest on an unsaid surface. What to make of this asemic writing?

Newly scribed documents resist an old foe – the unpredictable. Whatever it takes to leave behind behind. Meaning ain’t nothing but a thing.

There is hybrid in the air. Applying another to another. A thing won’t last unless it attached to the next.

I wrote this once – I think asemic writing/poetry is the ratcheted up magnification of parts of letters, the parts that no longer resemble and cannot be traced back to the original and so have determined to make a go of it on their own. It will be interesting to see where all the threads arrive.

Hasn’t taken long for a result to materialize.

Anneke is doing. She is mixing facets and excavating. Future aboriginal thrusts into the void. To write ahead of legible thinking.

She grabs at paint and she photographs how asemic writings merge with it. The black and white has attitude, makes it pointed. There’s a seriousness in her work.

Here is a possible rosetta stone age object. Certain texts, un-meaninged descriptives, assigned to specific brush strokes. Symbols, the undertaker presents, revisit how language transfers the audible to visual signage.

As each painted brush stroke is unique…

She says she’s “attempting a code for interpretation”

For each difference there is an adjoining asemic representation.

Creating an image using just these 24 brush strokes should produce an asemic translation. And conversely, a surface holding these 24 asemic stanzas, phrases and punctuations should be translatable visually.

This piece is from the ongoing series “Translating Paint”.
Anneke wields a sharp eye that steadies her composition. Her balance is sure. The series itself “Translating Paint”, shows her ability to keep a photographer’s sensitivities and a painterly hand alongside her visible language inclinations.

A key, genome, a periodic table showing how paint translates into writing and how writing is visual and gets traced into even further visuals and shifts into newly altered meaning.

This piece and its early building blocks, steers you to a future alphabet, near ready and able to propel you through thought and a capability to document experience.

She further explains, “it’s all about interpreting the paint, and finishing their sentences, showing their potential, their unspoken power or their assumed softness and how, when they speak, they can surprise as sometimes they could be speaking the opposite”.”

This piece is the first fold of a dictionary waiting to bloom.

Monday, May 22, 2017

I am giving a final tour of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts exhibit 'Asemic Writing : Offline & In The Gallery' on May 28th 2017 at 2pm.


May 28th is the last day of the exhibit. But there will be a pdf of the show coming soon. The following are images of an asemic mural I painted in 2003 before I had learned the term asemic writing. Post-Asemic Press titles will be available in the MCBA shop starting this week.




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I have Wine and 4 Titles ready to go for the Post-Asemic Press Launch Party, Tuesday May 16th from 6 to 8pm at Minnesota Center for Book Arts


The Post-Asemic Press launch party is in one week at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, on Tuesday May 16th from 6 to 8pm. Stop by the gallery and say hi, and check out the exhibit Asemic Writing: Offline & In The Gallery before it closes on May 28th. I will have 4 brand new titles to check out: Zinc Zanc Zunc by Rosaire Appel, Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk, Unknown Message by Spencer Selby, and Works & Interviews by Michael Jacobson. Cheers, and I hope to see you there!

Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/386130258437583/

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Available Now! Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk @ Amazon USA, Canada, UK, & Europe (France, Germany, Italy, & Spain)! Post-Asemic Press #004



Page 1 of the Codex Abyssus


Now available @ Amazon!

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Volodymyr Bilyk


Volodymyr Bilyk is a writer, translator from Ukraine. 

His works include: visual poems in the series This is Visual Poetry (2013), CIMESA (2013), Casio's Pay-Off Peyote (2013), SCOBES (2013), THINGS (2014), Laugh Poems (2014), Vispo Ay Ai Ay (2014), "To When Tea Ties Hence to Wank It Too" / "Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt" in The Chapbook 5 (2015), "Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes" (2016), Understanding (of language) are not enough (2016), "Eellogofusciohipoppokunurious" (2017) and "Roadrage" (2017).

His works were exhibited on EL MARTELL SENSE MESTRE in Barcelona, The Future is Here Again: VISUAL LANGUAGE in New York and MM/FISTHIGH in Zaporizhia.