Gonch

Gonchlog update

gonchlog-025The Gonchlog involves cutting the letters of “Gonch” from various consumer magazines and pasting them onto accounting paper. The source, its date of publication, and volume number are noted. The intention is to draw out that key nonsense word from these commercial propaganda vehicles in order to find a way forward. Or something like that. I have completed over 350 of these to date.

This entry comes from Architectural Digest, November 2016.

Gonchlog update

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The Gonchlog involves cutting the letters of “Gonch” from various consumer magazines and pasting them onto accounting paper. The source, its date of publication, and volume number are noted. The intention is to draw out that key nonsense word from these commercial propaganda vehicles in order to find a way forward. Or something like that. I have completed over 350 of these to date.

This entry comes from Epic Life, Winter 2015-2016.

Gonchlog update

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The Gonchlog involves cutting the letters of “Gonch” from various consumer magazines and pasting them onto accounting paper. The source, its date of publication, and volume number are noted. The intention is to draw out that key nonsense word from these commercial propaganda vehicles in order to find a way forward. Or something like that. I have completed over 350 of these to date.

This entry comes from Teen Vogue, December/January 2012.

Gonchlog update

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The Gonchlog involves cutting the letters of “Gonch” from various consumer magazines and pasting them onto accounting paper. The source, its date of publication, and volume number are noted. The intention is to draw out that key nonsense word from these commercial propaganda vehicles in order to find a way forward. Or something like that. I have completed over 350 of these to date.

The present example comes from American Girl from March/April 1998.

Three Gonch poems published in M58

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Online experimental poetry journal M58 published three of my Gonch poems today: “Nonclaganall Anlachan Clach Galachonag,” “Callanach an Lag Ongana,” and “Onla Onla Callanagan Hoggaach.” You can read them here.

These pieces were composed in “Gonch language” with an alphabet restricted to the letters in the nonsense phrase “all gonch.” With the current breakdown in the semantic values of (American) English, a need has arisen for a new language for future communications. Perhaps Gonch will be that language. Perhaps not.