MinXus Mail Bag: Asemics from Claudia Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Mail-art  “Numbers in Movement” by Claudia Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Here at the Mink Ranch, where things are very icy and snowy, we are thrilled to start the new year with a wonderful asemic piece carried on a warm and sunny breeze from Claudia Garcia, our new friend in Argentina. Claudia included a lovely note on the reverse side:

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Claudia Garcia, we enjoy the piece immensely as well as your graciousness. We are thrilled to be able to add “Numbers in Movement” to our growing collection of visual poetry from Latin America, a part of the world that has contributed so much and continues to contribute significantly to concrete poetry, visual poetry and asemic writing.

“Numbers in Movement,” in our estimation, represents the exciting asemic/vispo hybrid work we see circulating in the Eternal Network. Claudia Garcia incorporates both the fragmentation of the cut-up with the fluidity of asemic cursive writing in the piece. The use of numerals introduces and questions the idea of linearity. The primacy of language and mathematics (not images) makes this a highly conceptual piece (also a characteristic of work we see from Brazil and Argentina). So beyond simply enjoying the whimsical quality, we find ourselves pondering serious ideas about language conveyed through this mail-art. Here is Claudia Garcia’s envelope:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks, Claudia Garcia! You have brightened what is proving to be a very frigid and bleak January here in the Northern climes. We look forward to more exchanges!

And take a gander at Claudia Garcia’s blog. Sublime! Lovely!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claudia McGill
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 22:13:37

    Such a graceful composition. Like a ballet. It leads me to believe that it is expressing graceful thoughts as well.


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