CODEX SERAPHINIANUS. LUIGI SERAFINI. Visual Writing /ubu editions. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page 10 . @ÉL-‘7M’ M’Èßëcïůïl ¿11i/ 99% 1i.» ;- @ /@ m’:í. @2’9″ “1’5′ I’ve just stepped into the bizarre universe of Codex Seraphinianus, to whom Serafini offered a series of drawings for his very last movie La.

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Well, we could 1 ask Luigi, 2 write a note in the new language and spread it around. In the meantime, Serafini got a degree in architecture and travelled around the world as we discussed earlier. Row D contains 6 characters of the alphabet 2 ligatures and the Square or Alpha sign to signify emptiness and a cdicd.

For this ironic and involving variability, the Codex Seraphinianus keeps in touch with the psychic area and establish an attempt of “contradictory world’s cataloguing of halfway shapes”.

One plate after another, without ever missing a day, for weeks, months.

The Codex Seraphinianus UPDATE: The Probability is that this is Not Meant to be solved

Row D contains a seaphinianus ligature like row A of OE. And given the other words, including his name as Jordan Hurder points out in the above article, though this doesn’t have the correct amount of syllables you might at least be able to come up with a map of serafinian characters to syllables spelled by the roman alphabet.

Row F contains characters of the alphabet plus something resembling a soccer ball and I have interpreted as a question mark for cultural reasons and something that I feel is a comma character, for a total of 9, and a Null symbol, a zero or value that is neither positive nor negative seems to be a universal necessity [Alpha, Omega and Zero – concepts we vdice expressed since the beginnings of written language, and 6 or 9 Characters per row – aren’t these further proof that this is indeed our own Rosetta Stone and not just a random depiction?

A meaning-oriented writing system? Because it doesn’t so much as try to deny reality, but to apply an alternate point of view, alienating with respect to the traditional view shared by us all. The second deals with various aspects of human life, including garments, history, cuisine and architecture.

I feel strongly that the output of La Matrixa should be printed from right to left, like the example in the matrix chart, and therefore I give the option to view your input text in easily readable left to right or in the probably more correct form of right to left. And it is not really going out on a limb to compare these machines, although, for now, only projects, by Serafini, with those of another mad creator of visionary and highly unnecessary machines, with all their kit conception, design implementation, and then the actual realization, and even promotion and publicity, or even a fake marketing launch, and so on: They are testimony—even if worth something—biographies listing some of his rare catalogs or in some of his interviews, which state roughly thus: I have written a Perl script that allows you to type up to characters 30 words in your own English, Spanish, Italian, German or other ‘Latin1’ type language and see it printed in La Matrixa.


So are these except for a top curl and a bottom loop on the h. Row C uses the first character plus the last character to form the additional ligature character of KN.

Character for Ligature OQ – contains ‘o’ and follows the rules.

Codex Seraphinianus

These pages do not need an introduction, but a sort of accompanying bubble. Only legend can express it in a way that embraces the entire world ,” it reads in the epigraph of the serafinian catalog Il teatro della pittura.

Pino Corrias, in a beautiful article published in “La Repubblica” for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Codex: Image three shows the alphabetical letters and punctuation translations, in each matrix block, above the character used to represent it.

It features additional illustrations and a preface by the author:.

Character for R – not sure. Character for Ligature Ci – an obviously modified ‘c’ character. Character for Q – somehow it reminds me of a Q. Character for X – x is a borrowed foreign character in Italian, this may be Luigi’s interpretation of it.

Character for A – top part resembles an ‘a’ in english. I saw the “organic” architecture serraphinianus Frank Lloyd Wright, as the inherent utopian dimension of American society, in the permanent swing between space and opus, nature and artifice.

They most probably were not meant to be much more than a display table for his excellent drawings, and a showcase for his imagination.

If anyone has the time or desire to create a font based on La Matrixa, I can furnish some images of the characters. Or a philosophical language? March 1, After a careful study of the Codex Seraphinianus I have come to the conclusion that this was written using a multitude of alphabets, each derived seraphniianus one of the principal Romance languages sefaphinianus were familiar to the author.

From his attic then, and the roofs, where he sometimes brought girls to drink tea as in a wacky adventure worthy of Mary Poppins, Serafini dominated this crossroads: I then discovered another Rosetta Stone, the one meant for a race at our particular stage of development, contained inside an example of Codex Script referred to as the ‘Matrix’.


After the last chapter is a table of contents or index, followed by an apparent afterword whose writing is more casually rendered. Row B contains characters of the alphabet plus punctuation characters, for a total of 6. A Field Guide to Ecofiction. These ligatures have been outlined in blue in Image two below. Row E contains characters of the alphabet plus two symbols for ends of paragraphs or themes for a total of 6.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On this particular Rosetta Stone there are no numerals shown either. It was not an accident even then to the young Serafini—or the subsequent reconstruction of his childhood by the adult Serafini in the end of little importance that the everyday was a receptacle of all kinds of highly symbolic adventures, real or irreal, whatever they may be: He built it at home with a cathode ray tube, screen and everything.

Sincehe lives sometimes in Rome and sometimes in Milan. The iconography, of the cow and his male counterpart, the bull, that on the other hand has a long tradition, starting for example with Greek mythology: University of Nevada Press.

It is this creation and as a consequence, recognition of another real point of view, that is the fundamental question, that allows us to understand the genesis of works considered “visionary” Calvin “fantastic” Sgarbi, Zerior “hallucinatory” Peter Schwengerlike these we are dealing with. However, the number system used for numbering the pages has been cracked by a Bulgarian linguist, Ivan Derzhanski of Sofia, Bulgaria his web page may be seen at http: Examples of our accents: From his attic, then, Serafini lorded over this crossroads reminiscent of his childhood in the neighboring house, at number 24, he lived the rest of his life, and when he got married he moved next door: Derzhanski states “Several dozen different characters appear in them, far too many for the writing system to be an alphabet, and there are too many long words for it to be a syllabary.

The book is in eleven chapters, in two sections.