MinXus Mail Bag: Vispo, Asemics & Poetry by Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

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Mail-art by Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Moan Lisa has been doing some fantastic visual poetry lately with strong asemic elements, and we are thrilled to share a recent batch received via snail mail. (Moan has a big presence in the digital realm as well.)

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Moan is becoming a master of the layering school. Often, text is overlaid upon images of women. What we find interesting about this set of pieces is that the images are more distorted than in other comparable works (by Moan Lisa). The asemics are, of course, indecipherable; and now the images are succumbing to the process. In fact, in the case of the work above, we’re not sure if we have presented it right-side-up, if there is a right way. So here is another option:

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Text and image are becoming integrated (as we say, the Holy Grail of vispo). Moan Lisa also makes free use of appropriation. Work by friends is woven into the piece. We see some fragments of a Dark wall composition.

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Gorgeous! Some interesting experimental writing was included as well:

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And the envelope:

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Many thanks to Moan Lisa for sending us the great work and hard copy for the archives!

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