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Asemic Writing


Table of Contents Gutenberg Bible page graphic reduction.........4 A Visual Half of Hanne...................................6 Shape of informational text............................8 Mirtha Dermisache’s 1972............................10 First eight sentences......................................12

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Gutenberg Bible page graphic reduction, 2018 Sharpie on inkjet print 8 1/2 Ă— 11 in 21 Ă— 29 7/10 cm

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A Visual Half of Hanne Darboven’s Untitled, 1974, but instead written on Isa Genzken’s photographs, scanned from her 1992 book from Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2018 Portable Network Graphics file Dimensions variable

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Shape of informational text for Sarah Raphael’s 1999 The Childhood Cube imposed onto a scan of the documentation of the piece in her retrospective book by Marlborough Fine Art (London), 2018 Portable Network Graphics file Dimensions variable

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Mirtha Dermisache’s 1972 Untitled made into a wine glass, 2018 Scalable Vector Graphics file Dimensions variable

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First eight sentences of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Wikipedia page color coded by parts of speech (red for nouns, yellow for adjectives, blue for verbs, pink for articles, green for numbers and dates, black for prepositions, purple for conjunctions, teal for adverbs) 2018 Digital text in Adobe repla 11pt

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, there are numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him extant. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after taking up residence there in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe was a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena.

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Exploration in asemic writing considering questions of overwriting, unwriting, abstraction, its potential as a queer and trans formal elemen...

!@#$%^&*()  

Exploration in asemic writing considering questions of overwriting, unwriting, abstraction, its potential as a queer and trans formal elemen...

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