Archivi categoria: asemic fragment

glitched outstitution / differx. 2021


from ‘kontextsound’, antwerp (belgium), apr/may, 1977

a few optophonetics / verbosonics excerpts from an incredibly rich fascicle (with works by —among others— van Doesburg, Houédard, Chopin, Rühm, Mon, Lora-Totino, Ladik, and a very long interview to Bob Cobbing).

installance #0162: abstract, asemic (abstrasemic)


installance n. : # 0162
type : abstrasemic (abstract+asemic) piece
size : ~ cm 6,5 x 2,2
record : highres shot
additional notes : abandoned
date : Aug 26th, 2021
time : 11:29am
place :  Rome, via E. Pantano
footnote : none
copyright : (CC) 2021 differx

installance #0160, asemic piece with expiry date

i. 0160 (recto)

i. 0160 (verso)

installance n. : # 0160
type : asemic leaflet (recto) with expiry date (verso)
size : ~ cm 4,5 x 2
records : highres shot
additional notes : abandoned
date : Jul 19th, 2021
time : ~ 8:38am
place :  Rome, via Leopoldo Nobili
footnote : none
copyright : (CC) 2021 differx

installance #0158, unstable asemic polyptych

installance n. : # 0158
type : series of 4 asemic micro-panels assembled together
size : ~ cm 7x7
records : highres shot
additional notes : abandoned
date : Jul 3rd, 2021
time : 6:19pm
place :  Rome, v.le Campo Boario
footnote : none
copyright : (CC) 2021 differx

recent posts @ repository magazine (cecil touchon, editor)

For me, the practice of asemic writing began in processes I was using in the mid-to-late 1990s to write textual poems. Beginning with a…
Monsters in Trousers  9:27 PM 5/7/2018 (collage poetry)   We use language to separate, to violently tear ourselves [apart]. There is…
Watch this ZOOM conversation I have with Michelle Moloney King; Editor of Beir Bua Press
Rosaire Appel: “asemic writing is also a way of leaping forward into territory not yet conceptualized… a transition strategy perhaps” (Jun…
Non fungible tokens have been around for a minute and I myself have only known about the idea for a few weeks. But here are some initial…
On view (in 2014) at Lanoue Gallery in Boston
Essay for an exhibition held April 15, 2016 — June 15, 2016
Following up on the first article: On Being an Artist

2 jim leftwich’s desemantized pieces in “lost and found times”, n. 39, nov. 1997, pp. 18-19

Jim Leftwich


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installance #0153: asemic post-it

installance n. : # 0153
type : asemic post-it
size : cm 5x1,5
records : highres shot
additional notes : abandoned
date : Apr. 7th, 2021
time : 10:31am
place : Rome, via Revoltella
footnote : ---
copyright : (CC) 2021 differx

glyphicle / differx. 2012-13

(CC) 2012-13 differx
[GIF published in The New Postliterate]

[and in Antipodes:]

installance # i.0151

installance n. : # 0151
type : asemic texts on transparent plastic strip
size : unknown
records : highres shot
additional notes : abandoned
date : Jan. 15th, 2020
time : 11:27am
place : viale dei Quattro venti, Rome
note : none

langrids by differx (2014 – up to now)

I often drawrite “langrids”. A langrid is a grid of language.

I always had in mind Robert Smithson’s A heap of language (1966), or Paul Celan’s Sprachgitter (1959).

In my work, grids and squares and weird geometric shapes collide with pieces of superimposed sentences, asemic bits, other shapes, syllables.

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“scrivere disegnando”: a review by irène languin @

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here the exhibit:











installances ## i.0138 – i.0149, @ the “scrivere disegnando” exhibit (geneva, jan. 28th, 2020)

installances nn. : ## 0138-0149
type : asemic texts on paper
size : see the captions
records : highres shot
additional notes : hidden
date : Jan. 28th, 2020
time : approx 2:00pm - 4:00pm
place : Geneva, Centre d'Art Contemporain

note: the installance of the 12 pieces has taken place
on the occasion of the exhibit "Scrivere disegnando. Quand
la langue cherche son autre", thanks to Andrea Bellini and
Sarah Lombardi.