And then there was GAsemics – more from Kerri Pullo (Tucson, Arizona, USA) & The Dream of Asemic Gas

You saw it here first tenderfoots!

This is #1 in a new series, “Gasemics,” by Kerri Pullo.

Kerri is pushing traditional boundaries of the Asemic Front with her exploration of GAsemics. What, might you ask, are GAsemics?

In 2011, students enrolled in the Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper were involved in highly theoretical work with Asemics. One proposal was to create a gas that would fill a space – an art gallery for example – with a three-dimensional asemic environment. The experience would be similar to walking through a thick fog, only the fog would be multi-colored with shifting, drifting asemic symbols and systems constantly forming and disintegrating.

Work with asemic gas at the Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper was suspended when it was discovered that, given the limits of modern chemistry, the desired effects could not be achieved without the gas being toxic to humans and animals.

Some students were still not ready to give up. Experiments continued with specially designed gasmasks. Asemic glasses and goggles were designed.  Finally, even those efforts were abandoned. Yet the dream of asemic gas has endured.

Kerri Pullo is the first artist to revive the abandoned pursuit of GAsemics.

Historical note: Several gallery shows – circa 1969 – by Yoko Ono and John Lennon required participants to wear gasmasks and crawl across the gallery floor. Did John and Yoko have the secret of asemic gas? Perhaps a topic worthy of exploration….


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. minxususa
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 03:17:05



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