MinXus Mail Bag: Scanpo by Maria Morisot aka Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

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Mail art by Maria Morisot aka Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

FinnBadger’s (Columbus, Ohio, USA) recent scannerpo experiment stimulated some conversations about text-oriented compositions in relation to printers, scans, etc.; the concept has been “in the air” lately. Simultaneously, Moan Lisa was interested in ways to generate vispo; so we suggested a kind of scannerbed-rooted layering.

Moan Lisa – or more accurately Maria Morisot – kindly sent us a result of the exploration in a postcard-size format. Maria Morisot appears to have overlaid poems by Jean Garrigue (a fairly obscure contemporary of Elizabeth Bishop and John Berryman) and Queer, William S. Burroughs’ deeply disappointing sequel (if that is the correct term) to Junky.

Maria Morisot’s vispo transcends both Garrigue and Burroughs in this particular instance, IOHO. We did some re-mix work to accentuate the distortion:

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This overlaying has and can be used in effective vispo composition. Overlaid text, we believe, can be used in the generation of asemic writing as well.

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We are huge fans of text overlays – if that is not obvious – and so we are thrilled to have and share this work by Moan Lisa/Maria Morisot. Deepest thanks!

The reverse side of the card:

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Thickly overlaid concrete poetry (aka scanpo aka scannerpo) by Dark wall:

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. danmouer2014
    May 26, 2015 @ 01:14:01

    Nice work by Maria and by dW

    Reply

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