Here are Asemic Advertisements for the Grand Guignol. They proclaim the emotional breakdown and horrific physical destruction of language & meaning in a world where opinion outweighs factual reporting – messages that are post factual / counter informative. The truth is turned upside down and twisted into layers of emotional beliefs that distort the fabric of public discourse.
Starting with term, Grand Guignol, and incorporating translated lines of a description of the Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, text was digitally modified and layered. One method of modification is to take one letter in a stylized font and then distort it by flipping / turning perspective. Another approach is use a stylized font with another language that does not have a wide recognition. Once the the words are flipped, the brain has a more difficult time assigning a semantic context, because the font and letter configuration are so unfamiliar. Of course, those familiar with the language will be able to spot some clues, but the font style combines with other distortions in shape to still act as an interference to processing.
( Music by Eubie Blake playing the Charleston Rag )
Bringing these methods together with other mixtures of letters and words, as well as Asemic drawings that emulate the codes and conventions of a writing system, produced visual representation of post factual / counter informative messages. So, now step into The 21st century Grand Guignol of Social Discourse, and be horrified as you witness truth and factual arguments be butchered before your eyes.
Note: Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol : “The Theatre of the Great Puppet”)—known as the Grand Guignol—was a theatre in the Pigalle area of Paris. From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialized in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror entertainment, a genre popular from Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (examples include, Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, and Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil), to today’s splatter films.