Friday, February 29, 2008

Quince Night

2 for the Road
Bass, snare and trombone on mojito vapors
AY1, N15
The Linguist

Pënz Travels To NYC

Pënz and Ghada Amer's work from the show "Love Has No End"

Pënz and the Truck at Union Square

A close up...

So, I've been in NYC for about 36 hours now...almost, and have had the opportunity to drop Pënz in various places - even the subway. Today, on my way home, I saw this beautiful artist looking cat on the platform and had to go back and give him a Pënz - if you read this, sorry I didn't get your name, but I'm excited about your work.

And I've been thinking all day about performance as transgression. The transgression of social and institutional rules, relationships, spaces. A security guard was following me around the gallery for about 15 minutes when I turned to him and asked him if there was something wrong. He said he wanted to know if I(we) were enjoying the exhibit, and then disappeared. After he disappeared, I planted a Pënz against the column. And then, I dropped another one in the video viewing room for the "Dinner Party" piece. All in the dark and stuff.

Handing Pënz to a stranger feels kind of like inviting someone into something bigger than both of us. Trangressing expectations and boundaries. No pressure.

Let's see where Pënz and NYC meet tomorrow.

The Conceptualist

Pënz at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

In the Elizabeth A Sackler Center for Feminist Art...right next to Ghada Amer's textual pieces "The Definition of Love", "The Definition of Peace"

Pënz Late Night New York City

Subay, Shot #2

At The Table

St Mark's Church

Photos by Tisa Bryant

it is now the time for Ogun

by Brazilian artist Gil Abelha


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Penz at The Telephone Bar

Penz on Subway

Draw your pangaea...

Arty Day 15, Twilight

Meditations in Blue: Present

Art Day 15, Twilight
The Conceptualist


Penz in the Snow

Penz in the snow

Disease of yore

Anasarca, Biliousness, Chin cough, Dysury, Enterocolitis, Flux, Gathering, Hematemesis, Infantile paralysis, Jail fever, King's evil, Lumbago, Milk leg, Nephrosis, Podagra, Quinsy, Rose cold, Septicemia, Trench mouth, Variola, Worm fit, Yellowjacket

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

At the Break

eight from one

The Lost City

A beehive in the lost city.
Image courtesy of the University of Washington.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

soften the mood....

Morning Riddle

Mermen I Wurst

An Anagram

Hint: What's going on with the weather?

Yo! Chill!

In Solidarity.
Deep. Grateful. (glad the hell its not me) Solidarity.
and love and stuff

Rock a Sunny Central Texan Escape from Winter's Depths?
Yes We Can!
(¡Sí se puede!)

make something that speaks of its beginning and end

Night 14: Morning

"Damn Hippies (grumble grumble grumble)"
light on water on transformation
.believe it.
AY1 N14
-The Linguist

Monday, February 25, 2008

the conceptualist's autochthonous language visualized

'north facing moss'

Morning. Night 14.

Night Riddle

An anagram for you:

Tau Be Flu I
Rune Joy

Hint: This road now traveled.

Magic! A secret tile....

I'm feeling anxious about the fact that its night already, and tomorrow will be morning. The day flys by so quickly! The sun will be coming up soon, and with it, my penz energies will awaken from their slumber...By the way, a magic tile will be left somewhere in the city tonight. Who will find it? North, South, East, West....where could it be? A hinted picture will be here soon!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

if, then

If autochthon is 'one sprung from the soil'

Then what is your autochthonous language?

Art Day 14, Twilight

What the Sea Brought Up

The Conceptualist
Art Day 14, Twilight

Through the Thicket into Spring


Saturday, February 23, 2008

"195 miles each way"

(from austin to dallas)
I just moved, I'm tired. and scared to sleep at my new place. but excited!


Egyptian Riddle

Friday, February 22, 2008

A Morning Riddle

Which same three-letter word can be placed in front of the following words to make a new word?


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fort Night

Say We Say, Blood Trump Gold
Yesterday on Tomorrow
AY1, N12
The Linguist

Eclipse at Twilight visible at Night

Nikki Shariat, Nashville, USA: "I took a series of photos over the course of the eclipse and put them together in Photoshop. I had never even seen an eclipse before!"

I love water.

WATER. Water. water.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Parts of Speech

Question: What are the aesthetics of bravery?
NASA can be an ass. But still, you get the gist:

Feb. 13, 2008: On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It's a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010.

The Sun goes down. The Moon comes up. You go out and look at the sky. Observing the eclipse is that easy. Maximum eclipse, and maximum beauty, occurs at 10:26 pm EST (7:26 pm PST).

The effects of my love affair with Wikipedia....

My history of swimming is very short.

Magic 13, Twilight

Meditation in Blue

The Conceptualist
Art Day 13, Twilight

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Here Comes Twilight!

Night must not be far. I'd best put all dis bandy down an' get some

inside out

A Riddle

Two men, starting at the same point, walk in opposite directions for 4 meters, turn left and walk another 3 meters. What is the distance between them?

2 meters
6 meters
10 meters
12.5 meters
14 meters

Decisions, decisions....

So, while eating 6 slices of pepperoni pizza yesterday (yeah, I know, I can pack it away) I realized that though my mouth may like the greasy, cheesy goodness that is known as Lil' Ceasers (yeah, i know, GROSS!), my stomach probably does not. So after deciding to stop eating pizza for a while (or atleast cut back to 2 slices!), I also chose to educate myself on the magical food that brings so many together, pizza
---Warning! This may make your mouth water! This may make you want melted cheese dribbled into your mouth by your lover! This may cause you to ravenously crave bread covered in marinara!---

Monday, February 18, 2008

This Spiral Made

"I made this spiral." ~from Nynke's Stone Circle

Comin' Up On An Eclipse

by The Good Rev

Pënz in San Francisco

by Jim Verna
San Francisco, CA

Pënz is indeed fun for a girl and a boy (and a grrl and a boi and a goyl and a buoy and a...)!
Got a tile? Make something beautiful and share it with the world.
Want a tile? Email penz2813 at gmail dot com.
Pënz loves you.

Pënz in Barcelona

soy como un árbol que corre atravesando ríos
by Maite Valdivia
The lunar eclipse is a leaving energy. We humans don’t like the leaving energies so much. We are a bit resistant to change, especially changes we didn’t or don’t want. The solar eclipse two weeks ago was a new beginning energy that preceded the leaving energy. So many facets of your life are changing. The leaving parts make room for the new parts to arrive. Right now, or actually toward the end of the week, it will probably hurt quite a bit. Birth is not an easy process. You are giving birth to a new chapter in your life. Be grateful for where you are. Alive on this glorious planet of blue, green, brown, and all the colors of the rainbow. Exalt in the pain ~ it there is any ~ it proves you are alive, feeling and that you care. Exalt in the joy, fear, happiness, anxiety and evolutionary process before you as they prove you are alive, feeling and that you care. You care deeply. That is why this might hurt so much. And no, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care again. It means you must honor the role of caring in your life. As the Tin Man said, “I know I have a heart because it is breaking!”

They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine 2

They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine
Part 2, Spin
Associated Press on Mixed Media + Stars Sky Explosion & Lies
AY1, N12
-The Linguist

Sunday, February 17, 2008

They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine

Part 1, Falling
Night 12
The Linguist


For some reason, the word "Vestibule" came to mind when remembering I had to post. So, in perfect fashion, I decided to google it. Loa and behold, what I discover....

The vestibular system, or balance system, is the sensory system that provides the dominant input about movement and equilibrioception. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the labyrinth of the inner ear, situated in the vestibulum in the inner ear.

Labyrinths again on my mind! Could this be the effect of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon?
Q. What is the philosophical difference between a maze and a labyrinth? Draw your answer.

Word Play

This is an anagram (a manngara) for you:



("we decided that time was a spiral.")
Exquisite Calavera

Follow me? Fuck

We Collapse

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Now that I know what a labyrinth is....

I can learn about labyrinthitis....

Labyrinthitis is a balance disorder. It is an inflammatory process affecting the labyrinths that house the vestibular system (which sense changes in head position) of the inner ear.

In addition to balance control problems, a labyrinthitis patient may encounter hearing loss and tinnitus. Labyrinthitis is caused by a virus, but it can also arise from bacterial infection, head injury, an allergy or as a reaction to a particular medicine. Both bacterial and viral labyrinthitis can cause permanent hearing loss, although this is rare.

Art Day 12, Twilight


The Conceptualist
Art Day 12, Twilight


Friday, February 15, 2008

Witnessing a Rainstorm at Noon

(left-handed writing)
Wow, writing excercises to flex your brain....

Thursday, February 14, 2008