Friday, February 29, 2008
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.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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).
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
---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
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.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
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?
Saturday, February 16, 2008
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.