A blog about my writing, acting, film-making, art and music. OMH Stuckism. London, UK.
Welcome to The Aesphonly Society.
Our mission is to bring together works of aesphonly from all four corners of the globe, and to allow our members to share their aesphonly thoughts and experiences.
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I’VE INVENTED A NEW LITERATURE. AESPHONLY
AESTHETIC + PHONETIC ONLY
NO DICTIONARY OR OTHER MEANINGS. NOT 2B CONFUSED WITH AUTOMATIC WRITING, DADA, FREE WRITING, SURREALISM OR STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS. WORDS + SENTENCES FORMED FOR THEIR AESTHETIC + PHONETIC QUALITIES ONLY. TEXT AS ART + MUSIC. AKA TART SICK – SEE STAG.
Here’s a bit of aesphonly:
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Until aesphonly arrived on the literary scene, literature as art never worked. All art and literary theory was abstract fluff about nothing. Words, stuck in their traditional meanings, usages and styles poets and authors dress them up in, can’t pinpoint a message like art does automatically. Like trying to pick up ants with shipping containers for fingers. A dog made of Lego isn’t a dog. It’s a rough mock-up of something that looks like a dog. Literature, before aesphonly, was a crude and juvenile imitation of what things like paintings and music actually are. Enter aesphonly. No more settling for the ball park estimations of words prescribed meanings. No more detaching and ignoring the song of the letter, of the word, of the sentence, the paragraph and of the page. No more, that cold degradation of their form. No more, the apartheid of telling letters and words who they can and can’t sit next to. No more second generation, Chinese whisper fudges of traditional language. No more describing daffodils to aliens through horse blinkers. Aesphonly frees literature from the humiliating slavery, and grotesque repression of its artistic potential. No more words, merely as a vehicle to describe something else. Letters and words are it! “Thanks Edgeworth.” it says. Aesphonly couldn’t care less what’s in the dictionary. Aesphonly doesn’t need it’s (not a typo, but a bit of aesphonly thrown in for good measure) audience to understand the language it’s written in. Just one of the many ways aesphonly differs from the likes of automatic writing, surrealism and other half-arsed jobs it’s often confused with. Aesphonly, the aesthetic AND phonetic combining of literature, at last, into an art as pure and holistic as any other. What Stuckism thought was unique to figurative painting, if it ever was, is unique no more. Aesphonly is humanities innate and universal language. The language our parents and schools untaught us, and replaced with their cumbersome and inept alternatives. Aesphonly means no more franken-talk. Aesphonly combines the visual and aural beauty of the letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, pages and even spreads, to harmoniously syntheise into the full and pure artistic being that aesphonly irrefutably is. Sound and vision, finally out of their parents house.
Edgeworth Johnstone – 24th April 2020.
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