Maziar Raein, Stefan Ellmer “Asemic Writing”
Asemic writing is a relatively new term introduced to the field of visual poetry and has been unknowingly practice in fine arts, poetry and graphic design education for several decades. Defined as a wordless, open-semantic form of writing, it explores the communicative potential of pure gestural expression. As such, asemic writing is situated at the intersection of drawing and writing and gives insight into fundamental aspects of written forms. This research project aims to understand the underlying somatic and kinetic logic of writing gestures as well as the basic structures and their semantic significance (composition, rhythm, emphasis, hierarchy, contrast) within visual communication.