"I started writing and the result was something unreadable."
Mirtha Dermisache (1940-2012) from Argentina, practiced asemic writing since the early 1970s. It is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means having no specific semantic content. Asemic writing seeks to make the reader hover in a state between reading and looking.
Lancelot and Guinevere, cut-paper, 16”x20”, 2014
My first commission for a private collection! This is the largest cut-paper piece I’ve done by far, and I’m really excited to get the opportunity to check multiple things off of my “need to do more” checklist - work larger, incorporate more people, more background scenery, and more motion. I may add some process shots in a later post!
Somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, nestled at the foot of a desert mountain range, sits a peculiar sight that is almost completely out of place: hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater. Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas recently visited the desolate location and brought back these amazing shots of a decaying dream. He shares via his blog that the theater was built not too long ago by a man from France with considerable means. Tons of old seats and a generator were hauled in from Cairo, not to mention a giant screen that looked like the sail of a ship.
Everything was set for opening night, with one small problem. Kikkas says the locals weren’t particularly keen on the whole idea and decided to discreetly sabotage the generator. A single movie was never screened. So now it sits in the middle of a desert, a random movie theater in the middle of nowhere. You can still see it on Google Maps.