In this special issue:
Cecil Touchon, Prosaetere
Tim Gaze, Asemic: asemantic but not asemiotic
The breath data death work here presented follows the protocol of a standard research paper and offers the most accurate possible record of a textual kinetic installation. As extensively discussed in it, code poetry is addressed in many regards: a pure code, capable of driving a sensor to collect data from the environment; an allegedly working do-while loop, to account for the reading of the one-word poem 78 shifts of breathing; a LaTeX file, compiled to the pdf which the report consists of, exploiting specifically designed packages to produce the scatter plots and visual poems which, side by side, document the impact of the spoken word “breath” on air molecules.
The images in the results section do not actually exist as standalone ones. They are illegible strings of mathematical formulas seeded with the sampled voltage data and a small random parameter to add unlimited degrees of complexity and potentially generate new poetical arrangements every time the file is compiled.
Full project here:
ABC – avantgarde-boot-camp, «Perspektive», Sylvia Egger editor, 2020
In this issue: Steven J Fowler, John M. Bennett, Enrico Sette, Katja Schraml, Raoul Eisele, Mark Young, Joseph S. Aversano
cover: Die Leere Mitte / Il centro vuoto, wire sculpture, Enrico Sette, 2020.
Trees work in the woods like words do in the poetical text. Exploring a book like this goes beyond the pure reader’s control and turns into a practice whose results are unpredictable. – Tim Wallington.
«Exploring asemic patterns found in nature, Berlin-based physicist, translator, and writer Federico Federici offers a meditation on trees and wind. This volume contains a wide variety of mark-making—from thin curved lines and printed text to thick smooth brushstrokes and small illustrations.»
A private notebook of winds, KDP/lulu.com, 2019 (Asemic-Eng), ISBN 979-8640410952 / 978-0244791414
The original of this book belongs to the Academy of Fine Arts Palermo artists’ book collection  . Featured by David Ebony in «Art In America» May issue, 2020.
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[ w ] h o l e, Berlin 2020