Derrida, Barthes, and the Origins of Asemic Writing
In my first post on asemic writing, I briefly touch on the origins of this art form, noting that the artists Tim Gaze and Jim Leftwich applied the term to their quasi-calligraphic works in 1997. (See my review of Gaze’s latest book, Glyphs of Uncertain Meaning, which also includes some more information about the artist.) Peter Schwenger — the author of Asemic: The Art of Writing — considers this the point at which this international artistic movement was launched, which now encompasses a wide range of publications, exhibitions, and online activity.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on May 16, 2022.