Asemic Snapshots: Dance Hall Divas

Ten Cents a Dance”—Ruth Etting (1930)

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Asemic Twitter Screen Capture 2

Here is another experiment in deconstructing media text & applying the principle of necro-media. I took a screen capture of a couple of Tweets that showed up together. I mixed in some asemic text, and added a border using the famous  photograph of Edgar Allan Poe.

New context combines with the broken codes & conventions to leave the viewer to decode this informational structure using vaguely recognizable forms to generate meaning in the composition’s implied space.

 

Asemic YouTube Screen Capture 1

Here is an experiment in deconstructing media text & applying the principle of necro-media. I took a screen capture of a YouTube art tutorial . By blending it with a asemic postcard composition & putting it through a number of digital effects, the screen image is deconstructed and reconfigured.

Note that some of the codes and conventions of the Firefox browser & the YouTube layout are preserved. The viewer will try to decode this informational structure using those vaguely recognizable forms to generate meaning in the composition’s implied space.

The art tutorial can be seen below. The original screen capture was taken from the last quarter of the tutorial.

 

Cash 4 YOUr POVerty

cash 4 YOU!

cash 4 YOU TOO !

cash 4 YOU $$ TRUE –

cash 4 YOUr POVerty………

cash 4 YOUr POVerty

cash 4 YOUr POV $$-erty !

Ka$$$h 4 YOUr POVerty

Kra$$$$h – 4 YOUr  POV  $$-erty>>>>>>

 

just casshhh 4 YOUr POVerty RIGHT NOW !

 

Received the Cash 4 You junk mail the other day. Some of these quick loan businesses can be just this side of shady; all of them exist in a morally grey area by taking advantage of how many hard working people are stuck paying bills. It is very easy to slip into poverty, even here in Canada ( See online: the why poverty series of mini-documentaries on TVO ). Here in Ontario, Doug Ford’s Conservative government stopped the pilot project for guaranteed income before the results were in. The previous federal conservative government, under Stephen Harper, had shut down a federal project in the Yukon in the same manner.

All this makes you wonder, “why poverty”.