Why InvisibleInk?

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabakov

Who’s to say what art really is? And that spontaneity is not its friend?

In the early 90s, a news writer named Dan Hurley became famous as a 60-second novelist. He went all over the Chicago cityscape with his 1923 Remington typewriter, creating ‘life stories in a minute’. What he has to show for it is a roomful of carbon copies, and 25 years worth of touching somebody else's day. He is the inspiration for this project.

Photographers have their 365s. Performance Artists their instantaneous plays. Poets have their Renga exercises. I have the invisibleink. This project will act as catharsis, creative stretch and defense to writer's sloth.

The ultimate goal is that everyday, for a year, there is something new from the oven. It may not always be good. Most will probably befriend the wastebasket long before this project is finished. But at the very least, there will be discovery. Somewhere in the air is a story waiting to be told, written in invisible ink. Someone just has to find it.

My name is Jonggai. Let me tell you a story.