Archivi tag: asemia

“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.

(from
https://whatsnewindonesia.com/jakarta/event/asemic-sound-cycles-at-galeri-salihara/)

see also:
https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2816125/pameran-asemic-sound-cycles-hadirkan-kolase-visual-bunyi-dan-gambar

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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]

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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 […]

(from http://www.karsi.com/asemic-sound-mappings-f-lix-antoine-morin)

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“asemic” in the cambridge dictionary — 30 mar 2021 / differx. 2021

This image actually means good news.

Usually the adjective “asemic” (=signless) was linked by some dictionaries to “asemia” as a pathologic failure consisting in an inability to comprehend or express words, gestures or sounds. It was not related to the idea of ‘asemic writing’.

So, …after twenty years of asemic writing movement, this ‘Cambridge turn of events’ looks like a great achievement.

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When the first (self-aware) asemic writing mags, sites, books and series started their journey, more than 20 years ago, the actual meaning of “a-semia” ( = a radical “absence of sign”, not an absence of semantic meaning) risked to put aside the very idea which grounded the practice of asemic writing.

On the contrary, now it seems that the use of the word “asemic” is better perceived as referred to an artistic practice, not a pathology. (according to Cambridge, at least).

stamattina, un seminario sulle forme della scrittura e del libro contemporaneo, e l’asemic writing

All’Istituto svizzero di Roma, oggi, tra poco, continua la lecture sull’asemic writing, o “scrittura desemantizzata” (come diceva Tomaso Binga e come Jim Leftwich suggerisce di dire), e su alcuni aspetti e materiali di scritture sperimentali e verbovisive. Il seminario, a differenza di ieri, è riservato agli allievi della Summer School ospitati dall’istituto, ma presto qui o su facebook pubblicherò foto dei moltissimi oggetti, libri, plaquettes, esempi di esoeditoria et alia multa di cui parlerò.

Ospiti di ieri sono stati Giulio Marzaioli per e con Benway Series, e Sara Davidovics con la performance e libro Azimut.

this image actually means “good news”

Usually the adjective “asemic” (=signless) was linked by some dictionaries to “asemia” as a pathologic defaillance consisting in an impossibility of comprehending and expressing words, gestures, sounds. It was not related to the idea of asemic writing.

(E.g. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/it/dizionario/inglese/asemiahttps://www.collinsdictionary.com/it/dizionario/inglese/asemia)

So, …after twenty years of asemic writing movement, this Cambridge turn looks like a great achievement.

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When the first (self-aware) asemic writing mags, sites, books and series started their journey, more than 20 years ago, the actual meaning of “a-semia” ( = a radical “absence of sign”, not an absence of semantic meaning) risked to put aside the very idea which grounded the practice of asemic writing.

On the contrary, now it seems that the use of the word “asemic” is better perceived as referred to an artistic practice, rather than a pathology. (according to Cambridge, at least..).

irma blank, “senza parole” (p420 gallery, bologna, 26 jan – 30 march 2013)

due regimi di folli

Una formazione sociale qualsiasi ha sempre l’aria di funzionare bene. Non c’è motivo perché non funzioni. È tuttavia c’è sempre un lato attraverso cui avvengono delle fughe e per cui si disfa. Non si sa mai se il messaggero arriverà a destinazione. E più ci si avvicina alla periferia del sistema, più i soggetti si trovano presi in una specie di tentazione: o sottomettersi ai significanti, obbedire agli ordini del burocrate e seguire l’interpretazione del grande prete, o essere trascinati altrove, al di là, vettore folle, tangente di deterritorializzazione. Seguire una linea di fuga, diventare nomadi, emettere quelle che Guattari poco fa chiamava particelle asignificanti.

Gilles Deleuze, Due regimi di folli, intervento del 1974, ripubblicato anche in Due regimi di folli e altri scritti. Testi e interviste 1975-1995.
Edizione italiana e traduzione a cura di D. Borca, Einaudi, Torino 2010, pp. 6-7.

“useless writing” / jim leftwich. 2001

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http://www.rastko.rs/rastko/delo/11607

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