David Chirot: I make rubBEings, spray paintings, collages; write essays, poetry, reviews; participate in Mail Art/Visual Poetry Calls since 1997. Eyerhymes Visual Poetry Conference in Edmonton gave talk & met Visual Poets from many countries, a meeting with Bob Cobbing changed my life. I work almost entirely with Found materials: I have a Profound Faith in the Found, everywhere to be Found. Documentary re Chirot & work on You Tube; search will link to my Visual Work and writings on line. Began making asemic work in mid 1980's, though didn't know of word "asemic." In late 1990s did asemic work & exchanges with Tim Gaze; until 2017 made asemic work without thinking of it by that name. Since then, sending work as "asemic" and writing essays, commentaries re it.
Born Lafayette, Indiana, grew up in Vermont. Lived and worked in Germany, Arles & Paris France, Wroclaw, Poland, Tagarps Skola Sweden with Jazz Musician Don Cherry and family, Boston, currently live in Milwaukee. I work a lot outdoors, in the street, alleys, parks as well as bringing home objects Found in trash, in streets to use for work. Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.