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A2EMICA @ Centre Pompidou

A2EMICA è stata archiviata presso la Bibliothèque Kandinsky del Centre Pompidou di Parigi. Il fascicolo e le opere di Rosaire Appel, Andrea Astolfi, Tomaso Binga, Mariangela Guatteri, Michael Jacobson, Karri Kokko, Enzo Patti, Giancarlo Pavanello, Antonio Francesco Perozzi, Morten Søndergaard sono consultabili presso la biblioteca del grande museo francese.

A2EMICA è un aperiodico dedicato alla scrittura e all’arte asemantica in veste di assembling magazine. Nel secondo numero il testo critico “La scrittura che nasconde” e approfondimento sulle opere di Vincenzo Agnetti “Vincenzo Agnetti e il tradimento del linguaggio. Per una lettura pre-asemica.” di Ada De Pirro.

A2EMICA è archiviata anche presso FONDAZIONE BONOTTO di Colceresa, Il Museo del Novecento di Milano e l’Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti di Milano


A2EMICA was archived at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The booklet and artworks by Rosaire Appel, Andrea Astolfi, Tomaso Binga, Mariangela Guatteri, Michael Jacobson, Karri Kokko, Enzo Patti, Giancarlo Pavanello, Antonio Francesco Perozzi, Morten Søndergaard can be consulted at the library of the great French museum.

A2EMICA is an aperiodical dedicated to writing and asemantic art as an assembling magazine. In the second issue, the critical text “La scrittura che nasconde” and an in-depth look at the artworks of Vincenzo Agnetti “Vincenzo Agnetti e il tradimento del linguaggio. Per una lettura pre-asemica.” by Ada De Pirro.

A2EMICA is also archived at the Bonotto Foundation in Colceresa, Museo del Novecento in Milano and the Vincenzo Agnetti Archive in Milan.

collective exhibit @ underdonk (brooklyn): “substrates of action”


esce il nuovo numero di ‘container’ – osservatorio intermodale di [dia•foria

La rivista CONTAINER – osservatorio intermodale esce con il secondo numero (B). Dopo due anni di lavori, covid compreso, finalmente vede la luce una pubblicazione ancora più ricca e articolata della precedente. Sono state inaugurate al suo interno nuove rubriche per permettere di ordinare al meglio la multifocalità di queste 84 vulcaniche pagine. Si va dalla critica letteraria, alle arti visive, passando per glossolalia, Carmelo Bene, Adriano Spatola, pornografia e critica radicale.

Caratteristiche tecniche:

Formato chiuso a doppia piegatura: 165×310 mm.
Formato chiuso: 330×310 mm.; formato apero: 660×310 mm.
Pagine: 84
Stampa: b/n
Prezzo: euro 15,00
[dia•foria, 2022

La rivista è divisa in quattro fascicoli, e si pregia anche per questo numero di un nutrito laboratorio dedicato alle traduzioni (tutte prime italiane). Può essere richiesta direttamente all’indirizzo:

rosaire appel: “pages from”. in ‘sleepingfish’ 12

rosaire appel: “seesongs”, the eyes look, and the eyes read

The eyes look, and the eyes read. I propose they can also listen – an act different from both looking and reading. To explore this possibility, I have put together a book of non-linguistic, non-pictorial visual material: Seesongs. The drawings in this book are progressions of visual marks, which could be called asemic music/ notation.
‘When the eye listens, the mind sings.’

—Rosaire Appel

just thinking / rosaire appel. 2022



“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

a page from “connect here” / rosaire appel. 2018

the idea of a “transition strategy” / differx — 11 apr 2021

Rosaire Appel, Listening is a way of walking

Rosaire Appel, Listening is a way of walking

Rosaire Appel: “asemic writing is also a way of leaping forward into territory not yet conceptualized… a transition strategy perhaps” (Jun 10, 2011, post to the ASEMIC Google Group, now @

I really like Rosaire Appel’s idea of a “transition strategy”.

Often the signs of an ongoing research are not covered nor coded nor represented by any known “language”. They actually build-and-deconstruct some kind of new (non)language.

And it seems to me that our definitions often fail to grasp the flickering borders of the asemic land. It seems like we are (happily) dealing with aesthetics, rather than linguistics.

More. (And incidentally:) I ask myself: do we absolutely need definitions? Or do definitions & theory rather belong exactly to the territory we are just flying away from?

Tim gaze : “asemic writing says what I cannot say in words” (from a text in the muse apprentice guild).


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

visual poetry on the page: from jan. 8th online

Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word, An Exhibit at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery
Virtual opening: Friday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. CST
Open to in-person viewing at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery beginning on Wednesday, January 13 and continuing through Saturday, February 13, 2021.
Hours: 10am-4pm Wednesday through Saturday

A few works are already up on MainSite’s online gallery:

Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word explores a movement that asks viewers to read the works as visual art. Unlike concrete, written poems, a visual poem “typically includes many other elements than alphabetic text,” including any number of mediums or artist manipulation, including painting, photos, digital manipulation or any other means to “obliterate the boundary between visual arts and literature.” “Visual poetry is what we can see,” organizer Crag Hill said in his curator statement. “It can be what we see when we see within, behind, and beyond words, when we see through parts of words, through and with letters, parts of letters, the ineffable marks we make on and in spaces we inhabit and aspire to live with and for.” Continua a leggere

otoliths, issue #59 is on line

Issue fifty-nine, the southern spring issue of Otoliths, is now live. It contains work by Ruggero Maggi, Lynn Strongin, Jim Leftwich, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Jim Meirose, John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy, osvaldo cibils, Sanjeev Sethi, Mark Pirie, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Jennifer Hambrick, Jen Schneider, Pete Spence, Heath Brougher, Rob Stuart, Ivan Klein, Jim McCrary, József Bíró, Jack Galmitz, Robert Ronnow, Kristin Garth, Scott MacLeod, Vaughan Rapatahana, Daniel de Culla, Adam Day, S. K. Kelen, Mike James, Texas Fontanella, Seth A. Howard, Serena Piccoli & William Allegrezza, Elaine Woo, Hugh Tribbey, Joanna Walkden Harris, Mike Harriden, Isabel Gómez de Diego, Mark DuCharme, hiromi suzuki, harry k stammer, Cecelia Chapman, Jeff Crouch, Bruno Neiva, Clara B. Jones, Eric Hoffman, J. D. Nelson, Sheila E. Murphy, Olivier Schopfer, Miriam Borgstrom, Jack Foley, Baron Geraldo & Associates, Pat Nolan, Adriána Kóbor, AG Davis, Volodymyr Bilyk, Andrew Brenza, red flea & old beetle, Joe Balaz, Kenneth Rexroth, Rosaire Appel, Jeff Harrison, Diana Magallón, Andrew Topel, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Christopher Barnes, Dave Read, Dale Jensen, Carol Stetser, Thomas Fink, dan raphael, Michael Farrell, Jessie Janeshek, T. W. Selvey, Chris Arnold & Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis, Andrew Taylor, Zebulon Huset, Ramsay Randall, Kenneth Howard Doerr, Penelope Weiss, Gavin Lucky, David Lohrey, Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, Barbara Daniels, Doren Robbins, J. Crouse, Simon Perchik, Karl Bachmann, Jeff Bagato, Wes Lee, Judith Skillman, Roger Mitchell, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Tom Beckett, Charles Wilkinson, Michael Basinski, Stephen Nelson, Bob Lucky, Jude VC, Tony Beyer, Stuart Wheatley, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Christian ALLE, Stu Hatton, Nick Nelson, R L Swihart, Kathleen Reichelt & Rich Ferguson, Dah, Daniel f. Bradley, Michael Ruby, Magdelawit Tesfaye, Eileen R. Tabios, Michael Spring, Les Wicks, Susan Connolly, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Elmedin Kadric, Angela Costi, Pamela Miller, John Levy, Jay Buchanan, Keith Higginbotham, Douglas Barbour, Kathup Tsering, Jill Cameron, Peter Yovu, Marilyn Stablein, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Brandonisio, Katrinka Moore, Rosalinda Ruiz Scarfuto, Aurora Scott, Bob Heman, Keith Nunes, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Kristian Patruno, Chris Gutkind, Jane Simpson,  & M.J. Iuppa.

[r] _ peter ganick: a first little list of links


EPC page


Xexoxial Editions:




a collab with Rosaire Appel:


from “ad infinitum” (collab P.G. / differx), 2011-12:

note on himself, in Otoliths (2016):
Peter Ganick published Potes & Poets Press and A.BACUS between 1980 and 2000. Then he worked with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen on various online enterprises like white sky books. He is a piano instructor in his 43rd year of continuous teaching. He is now mostly concentrated on visual art, but retains his love for the written/printed word.


recensioni recenti a “scrivere disegnando” (ginevra) + proroga della mostra

Quand la langue cherche son autre
@ Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève

it will be open until the 23rd of August

Curators : Andrea Bellini and Sarah Lombardi
Section documentaire : Sara De Chiara
Programme public : Étudiant·e·s Work.Master de la HEAD – Genève
avec la complicité de Pierre Leguillon, artiste et enseignant

En collaboration avec la Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

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two recent reviews:

Daniel Horn @ Artforum

Harry Burke @ Frieze

& more:

Alexia Lanta Maestrati @ Le Journal des Arts

Ginevra Bria @ domus

Andrea Cortellessa @ doppiozero

Riccardo Venturi @ Flash Art

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