automatic writing

noun

Definition of automatic writing 

: writing produced without conscious intention as if of telepathic or spiritualistic origin

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Interested in philosophy and spiritualism, af Klint was part of de Fem (The Five), a group of women artists who conducted seances and experimented with automatic drawings long before Surrealists began their automatic writing projects. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Abstract Painter Hilma af Klint Inspires a Collaborative Capsule Collection for the Guggenheim Museum Store," 13 Oct. 2018 Dictionary Stories,’’ perched perilously somewhere between lexicography, automatic writing and flash fiction. Paul Wilner, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings,’ by Jez Burrows," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of automatic writing

1855, in the meaning defined above

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