“scrivere disegnando” (mostra in corso a ginevra): intervista al curatore, andrea bellini



alcune immagini per fare chiarezza sull’espressione “asemic writing” / asemic writing? some images


“scrivere disegnando”: a review by irène languin @ tdg.ch

here the review:

here the exhibit:











glitchasemics, by mg

by Marco Giovenale is available now at Amazon.

It includes an indepth introduction by Michael Betancourt.

more infos (+blurbs) here:

buy it here:

seguire, seguire




a new release from post-asemic press: “glitchasemics”, by mg




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. 
See: https://centre.ch/fr/exhibitions/scrivere-disegnando/, 


scrivere disegnando: la recensione di andrea cortellessa alla mostra di ginevra

continua qui:


i. 0130-0136, rizlasemics / differx. 2019

installances nn. : # 0130, 0131, 0132, 0133, 0134, 0135, 0136
type : asemic glyphs on rizla paper
size : cm 7 x 3.5
record : highres shot
additional notes : abandoned/hidden
date : Dec. 7th, 2019
time : approx h. 5:30pm
place : Rome, Studio Campo Boario

note: on the occasion of the art exhibit "Monster Me", 6-7 Dec., 2019

oggi a palermo: scritture asemiche


do not trust incomplete essays about asemic writing

To critics, asemic writers, essayists, curators, journalists and all the people dealing with the *recent* history of asemic writing:

DO NOT trust incomplete essays, poor bibliographies and books or –generally speaking– texts improvised by authors who pretend to make important & complete/vast surveys while they actually do not mention important web pages, mag articles, projects, personal and collective exhibits, blogs and groups which have been flourishing everywhere in the recent –say– two decades.

I find an astonishing lack of data in –poorly written– Italian essays I’ve recently read (on line and in books), so I want to strongly point out there’s no space for amateurishness, narcissism and ignorance when talkig about the work of thousands of authors. One cannot mention them all, yes. But it’s impossible to forget some basic elements and fundamental sites and texts.

It’s not possible to ignore Jim Leftwich’s thousand pages about asemics, the work of Peter Ganick, Miron Tee, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Karri Kokko, Rosaire Appel, Lina Stern, Riccardo Cavallo, Roberto Cavallera, Marc van Elburg, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Jay Snodgrass, Miriam Midley, Bruno Neiva, Jeff Hansen, Orchid Tierney, and a bunch of other artists, or Tim Gaze’s Asemic Editions (http://asemic-editions.blogspot.com/) or Avance Publishing (http://avance.randomflux.info/), or DeVillo Sloan’s work (at IUOMA etc) and with https://asemicfront.wordpress.com/, or Cecil Touchon’s sites http://asemics.com/ and https://ceciltouchon.com/, or Michael Jacobson’s http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/, or the AsemicNet founded in 2011 by me and others, https://asemicnet.blogspot.com/ (& related link pages), or https://gammm.org, or the asemic googlegroup https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=it#!forum/asemic, or the Mycelium samizdat (first of all: https://it.scribd.com/doc/294236718/Without-Words-Exhibition-Catalogue), or Gleb Kolomiets’ “Slova”, or Mark Young’s “Otoliths”, or Timglaset, Utsanga, or the most important facebook group of asemic writing, The New Postliterate, https://www.facebook.com/groups/76178850228/, and many others, e.g. Arte Asemica (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642082306096440/), Asemic Reading (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1646865992070563), Asemic New Babylon (https://www.facebook.com/groups/895027887247653/), Extreme Writing Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/202128996613211/), Writing Against Itself (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1208959535830352, founded by Jim Leftwich), or Quimby Melton’s site SCRIPTjr, http://scriptjr.nl/, or the items one can found perusing tags & categories here and there, e.g. in https://slowforward.net/tag/asemic/, https://slowforward.net/category/asemic/, https://slowforward.net/tag/scrittura-asemantica/, http://liquidocomoeltiempo.blogspot.com/search/label/ESCRITURA%20AS%C3%89MICA, or the amount of vids one can find in YouTube or Vimeo, or the tons of interviews hosted on line. Or lots of tumblr blogs, the findings at Pinterest, or the images and infos Twitter spreads every day.

Not to mention the bibliography on paper (Asemic Magazine first: …take a look at https://asemicnet.blogspot.com/p/mags-groups.html and http://asemic-magazine.blogspot.com/).

Well… Yes: the steps of an asemic path can be traced back to the first years of the 20th century. It will be a hard job. Years of hard study.

But one can of course focus on the new authors and mags only, and still face an impressive amount of documents, on line stuff, archives.

Do not tolerate people who (deliberately) ignore them.

This is what I wanted to say. Plain and simple.