Category: Writing Techniques

Asemic Writing

Asemic Writing

What is Asemic writing?

Asemic writing
Asemic animation
Tony Burhouse
Michael Jacobson.
  • wordless

  • open

  • semantic

  • a vacuum of meaning

  • reader to fill in and interpret

  • deduce meaning from an abstract work of art

  • Multiple meanings for the same symbolism

  • pictograms or ideograms

  • meanings suggested by their shapes

  • conception of conventional writing practices

  • Reflecting writing

  • make the reader hover

  • in a state between reading and looking

  • unknown languages and forgotten scripts provide templates and platforms

  • True asemic writing = creator cannot read their own asemic writing

  • Relative asemic writing = can be read by some people but not by everyone

  • Influences = illegible, invented, or primal scripts (cave paintings, doodles, children's drawings, etc)

  • uses all forms of creativity for inspiration

  • Other influences = xenolinguistics, artistic languages, sigils (magic), undeciphered scripts, and graffiti

  • records his experiences in calligraphic and palimpsestic code

  • abstract graffiti and art documenting the history and decay of urban places

  • writing syllabics as a way of creating rhythmic patters unlike traditional metric verse

  • trying to lose the influence of eliot, breton and berryman

  • you could say that nature, since time began, has been manifesting asemic writing It just needs a human to see the writing, & recognize it

  • pushed cursive brush calligraphy to the point of illegibility

  • used to get excited after drinking wine, and write exuberant but illegible cursive

  • words of a statement of intent are reduced into an abstract design, and then charged with the energy of one's will

  • personal spirit writing which he could translate by viewing through a glass of water

  • school blackboard on which someone has practiced cursive e's

  • long term accumulation of bathroom graffiti

  • atomized writing down to the letter

  • synthesized writing with visual imagery

  • arcane knowledge, secrets and cryptography, time and timelessness

  • developed a private written language using 366 individual signs or "idiographic ciphers"

  • writes visual stories, not to be confused with graphic novels

  • narratives are anything but linear

  • aking an art that forces you to confront the mystery

  • fascination with signs of all kinds, both real and imaginary

  • intricate beauties of the Arabic calligraphic scripts

  • symbols, glyphs and ciphers drawn from a wide variety of other languages and cultures

  • invention of meaningless, false Chinese ideograms

  • brush to move freely and spontaneously across a desired surface to form curved and wavy patterns

minimalist excerpting from Wikipedia's Asemic Writing

Category: Creative Writing Techniques