Archivi categoria: asemic stuff

di 5 in 5. dal verbo al segno

Di 5 in 5 Dal verbo al segno: Cappi Accame Verdi Minarelli Miccini Pignotti Pozzati Sitta Toti Cavallo – 1980 (autografo di Enzo Minarelli).

Da un post di Roberto Canella

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differx’ “textus celatus” in ‘word for / word’, n. 39


on some hypothetical categories of asemic writing / marco giovenale. 2022

Perhaps it is possible, in the field of asemic writing, to distinguish a few —completely hypothetical— categories. I insist that these are mere hypotheses, and that I am not interested in structuring a rigorous theory.

We have (1) concrete asemic writing when only the asemic glyphs and calligraphy, only the asemic letters and sentences are present on the page. No images, no colors.
We can also say asemicrete, a term coined by Michael Jacobson.

We can say we have (2) visual asemic writing when we see the asemic symbols are intertwined, superimposed or when they —in any other way— simply share the page with abstract or realistic images.

We have (3) glitchasemics when an asemic text is evidently disturbed by some kind of glitch: it may even be severely disturbed, but not so much as to make the asemic part completely disappear.

We can say we have (4) abstrasemics when an abstract drawing or image turns itself into something resembling an illegible text, an asemic piece. Or, on the contrary, when a fragment of asemic writing gradually loses any vaguely linguistic aspect and is transformed into an abstract image.

Post scriptum.
At the same time, there are examples of works that marginalize —or do not include at all— an asemic aspect, and I would refer to them as: abstract or realistic paintings (pictorial works, photographs etc.) weirdly called “asemic writing” by their authors; legible alphabets and texts weirdly called “asemic writing” by their authors; monotonous decorations that would hardly be taken for words or sentences.




rarità narcisistiche @ vendita compulsiva, studio campo boario, roma, sabato 25, h. 16

Piccole o meno piccole e non scontate rarità o feticci giovenaliani, ritrovati oggi, saranno messi impudicamente in vendita in occasione dell’iniziativa di vendita compulsiva, con banchetti di libri di poesia-poesia e scritture di ricerca, materiali assertivi e non, opere grafiche e riviste, postpoesia, traduzioni e liriche, anche di altri editori & venditori, allo Studio Campo Boario, sabato 25 giugno a partire dalle ore 16 circa. Lo Studio è in viale del Campo Boario 4a (il cancello verde).

Accorrete numerosi.

Saranno inoltre presenti libri delle edizioni del Verri, di IkonaLíber, e molti altri ancora, in parte non esaustiva visibili qui:

Giovenale/differx recherà seco, inoltre, sempre in vendita, fogli asemici di piccole dimensioni, micro-opere, cartoline.

senza titolo / enzo patti. 1990


“womb: opere dall’archivio utsanga”: @ fasano (br) dal 2 al 13 giugno

“Womb. Opere dall’Archivio Utsanga” | Mostra promossa e curata da Clotilde Palasciano
Museo della casa alla fasanese | via Fogazzaro 4, Fasano (BR)
dal 2 al 13 giugno 2022
In mostra opere di Mariangela Guatteri, Fabio Lapiana, Giovanni Fontana, David Felix, Tim Gaze, Lucinda Sherlock, Cristiano Caggiula, Francesco Aprile, Egidio Marullo, Marco Giovenale, Giuseppe Calandriello, Ásgrimur Kuldaboli Pórhallsson, Lina Stern, Vittore Baroni, Dona Mayoora, Luc Fierens, Eugenio Lucrezi, Kerri Pullo, Hilda Paz, Reed Altemus, Clemente Padin, Giancarlo Pavanello, Clotilde Palasciano, Miriam Midley, Cheryl Penn, Francesco Saverio Dòdaro, Enzo Miglietta, Ruggero Maggi, Rafael Gonzalez, Vittorio Fava, Vittorino Curci, Kenryo Hara, Gino Gini, Fernanda Fedi, Oronzo Liuzzi, Adriano Accattino, Enzo Patti, Anna Boschi, Cecelia Chapman-Jeff Crouch, Giuseppe Pellegrino.

Alcune immagini dalla mostra qui:

bollettino della fondazione atonal, #5 / fabio lapiana. 2022

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qr code for punkasemic group @ facebook

bad writing, wrong handwriting,
low-res, low-fi, wrong asemics,
a few colors or no colors at all.

punkasemic group


materiali asemici di mg/differx nell’archivio sackner @ iowa university

Sibille asemantiche (La camera verde)

la strada non è libera [opera unica]

[folded asemic writing]

[asemic writings]
la data corretta è 2009, non 2008 come indicato sul sito
origine dei materiali (Atto senza attori, con Pietro D’Agostino):

This Is Visual Poetry, cur. Dan Waber, n. 71

Asemic Sibyls (Red Fox Press, collection C’est Mon Dada)


elenco con altri materiali non asemici (testi lineari in italiano e/o inglese):

altri materiali asemici, anche di altri autori:



“asemic sound cycles” by félix-antoine morin [& other/older performances]

Asemic Sound Cycles at Galeri Salihara
April 10, 2022 – April 24, 2022

Asemic Sound Cycles (2022), by Félix-Antoine Morin, is an exhibition specially developed for the Salihara Arts Center (Jakarta, Indonesia). This exhibition consists of a series of graphic scores on polyester film as well as a sound installation in the center of the exhibition space.

Asemic Sound Cycles consists of a series of graphic scores on polyester film as well as a sound installation in the center of the Salihara Gallery.

Félix-Antoine Morin’s graphic scores represent existing musical forms whose basic structures are drawn from his repertoire of compositions. By this process, Morin maps out the metamorphosis of sound phenomena through a rhythmic and poetic graphic expression. He encourages the ambiguity between musical notation and pure pictorial symbolism.

The kinetic sound installation arranged in the center of the space is inspired by the “locked groove” technique, an expression invented by Pierre Schaeffer in the mid 20th century to describe this phenomenon in which the needle of a record player falls indefinitely in the same record groove. In the same way, this sound installation follows a unique circular route. This consists of a microphone that reacts like the needle of a record player on materials and textures arranged throughout the floor.

Asemic Sound Cycles is an exhibition specially developed for the Salihara Arts Center.


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Félix-Antoine Morin’s graphic scores represent existing musical forms whose basic structures are drawn from his repertoire of compositions. Through a syncopated visual construction, by which he instinctively creates new connections between signs, he shifts the initial writing toward material abstraction. Preserving traces of the sound origin, the accumulation of elements gradually transforms each composition into an autonomous language that no longer references music.
By this process, Morin maps out the … [click to read more]


First solo exhibition of Félix-Antoin Morin in Turkey: Asemic Sound Mappings (Feb 19th – Mar 12th, 2022):

[…] The graphic language of the artist does not tend to have a fixed meaning, leaving the interpretation of the works free to the viewer, encouraging the ambiguity between musical notation and pure pictorial poetry. The artworks at the “Asemic Sound Mappings” exhibition display layered elements moving in the void, carrying rhythm to the surface by simultaneously expressing Morin’s musical and pictorial sensibilities […]


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an asemic grid by differx. in “asemic”, n. 1, edited by giuseppe calandriello

from “Asemica”:


“zone c”, by rosaire appel

ZONE C is a new visual book from artist Rosaire Appel. “The combination of drawings and asemic writing describe a location that alludes to the physical world as much as to realms of thought and emotion. If you know A and B, will you know C? The book contains a lot of noise, second thoughts and revisions. It’s the opposite of calm”.
Available Printed Matter and Amazon

accesso temporaneo alla cartella “extrasemics”

In occasione di questo evento, ho chiesto a parecchi artisti di inviare materiali. Alcuni di loro hanno spedito opere ora inserite in questa cartella. Date uno sguardo.
Presto sarà preparato un pdf con una selezione. Per ora è comunque possibile apprezzare l’intera serie di immagini. Non sarà sempre in rete.

On the occasion of this event, I asked for contributions to several artists. Some of them sent works now stored in this folder. Take a look.
Soon a pdf with a selection will be made. As for now, enjoy the whole set of images. It won’t be on line forever.

artisti / artists:

Andrea Astolfi, Levente Bakos, John M. Bennett, May Bery, Francesca Biasetton, Silvia Bordini, Angelo Calandro, Axel Calatayud, Cecelia Chapman, Jeff Crouch+Cecelia Chapman, Pietro D’Agostino+Marco Giovenale, Adelin Donnay, Federico Federici, Steven J. Fowler, Luis Gonzalez Boix, Mariangela Guatteri, Michael Jacobson, Edward Kulemin, Jim Leftwich, Diana Magallon, John McConnochie, Keith McKay, Miriam Midley, Claudio Molina, Michelle Moloney King, Laura Ortiz, Franco Panella, Enzo Patti, Antonio Francesco Perozzi, Mariella Ramondo, Tommasina Bianca Squadrito, Lina Stern, Miron Tee, Cecil Touchon, Paulino Valdelomar.


(C) I file nei folder extrAsemics sono di proprietà esclusiva degli autori. Ne è concessa solo la visione personale. Copie, appropriazione, riuso, editing non autorizzato ecc. sono proibiti.

(C) The files in the extrAsemics folders are an exclusive property of their authors. Only personal vision permitted. Copies, appropriation, re-use, unauthorised editing etc. are forbidden.


asemic translation:

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— the low-res low-fi punk & loose video of the first asemic event ever.
facebook broadcast Jan 8th, 2022, h. 5:30pm, Italy, Rome —
by differx :

(Take note: the actual event was the event, the video is not the event, it’s only a raw trace, a ruin, a remain —sprayed with random lines)

The facebook event was at
Slowforward announcement was at

punkasemic images & noises by differx
(CC) 2022 differx