ONGOING Peak-shadowing 2018
KNOTS cast across—repeated—diagonally through: "The blurb on the back cover of New American Story asserts that "Robert Creeley's protagonists are caught in the exacerbated sensibilities of their own minds." This is true. Creeley's tales tend to have been given rise to by certain KNOTS of sensibility. Such knots, in any event, seem to be what they're about. Which is not to say that any definite sense of issue or "plot" tends to emerge, even given the phrase "knots of sensibility" as an abiding malaise. Creeley has repeatedly warned against too easy an assumption of what the word subject entails: "I find myself increasingly less able to explain why it is that I write something. I have no sense of subject more than some elemental one concerned with the need for distinction and the fact we are all alive. The story, as it were, comes with its own occasion, and orders me as much as I may it." Or as the male speaker puts it at the beginning of "In the Summer": "I am not saying that it was ever to the point or that a purpose could be so neatly and unopposedly defined. Or that twenty-one or so years ago, on that day, or on this, he was then, or is now, there or here, that we could know him and see him to be what he is. I don't much care for the that: (GD, 75). Some such disavowal of "subject" allows an indeterminacy to dictate what courses the tales might take: The story has no time finally. Or it hasn't here. Its shape, if form can be so thought of, is a sphere, an egg of obdurate kind. The only possible reason for its existence is that it has, in itself, the fact of reality and the pressure. There, in short, is its form—no matter how random and broken that will seem. The old assumptions of beginning and end—those very neat assertions—have fallen away completely . . . (GD, 7) This indeterminacy, the randomness or brokenness of the world it seeks to disclose, is what aggravates or "knots" the protagonists' minds." (Mackey, Discrepant Engagement, pg 110-111)
GROUP Radiant Big City Forum celebrates Summer Solstice curated by Leonardo Bravo. Saturday, June 23, 2018
Go! girl! Dude! Short u not sung Go! boy! Boy said shortly boy Children out from under a palapala Listening adults Listening children to parked pick-up The group is here to carry One maxed at a 12 pack Thank you No gago'.
songi self in caps see songi self of lingering moldy bananas air out in dry state armpits bellies absorb shirts humid time zone truth in sweat reconstituted day ahead self songi self shift uncap desert nose. misaligned breath at center of what has been forgotten impacting consciousness through the reformation of language corrosion burning and blaze it stand in as the absent referent poem history.
Two durations divided by Earth curve:
Framed or margined moment stacks in solstice positioned and displayed with linger text: Lunar I. M. Orange I. S. Green Flash Long Horizon “corroded” on wall. Margined stacks are 8.5 x 11 boards that are prints transferred from pages of a home digital file. The home file consists of poems. Divide here. A selection of prints (xerox transfer on pulp board) are glued into a short stack. A brass frame is attached to the face of the stack, and mounted on the wall. Linger text burned to wall. Two durations divided by Earth curve.
The day ahead:
Radiant to (underline) light to (underline) to sun to (underlined) uncle’s lesson on island to (cross-out) the (cross-out) green flash along ocean horizon: (line in) the (cross-out) the short moment when (cross-out) when—on a cloudless day—the sun (on top of cloudless day) descends below the ocean (below the) horizon (below horizon) and a green spark (under green) extends outward and across the water. To heat to (underline) burn to (underline) corrosion to (underline) Songi Self. Songi (Chamoru): to burn. I am home. Corrosive (cross-out) Distance (underline) burning (line-out) to (underline) I am far from home.

ONGOING Moment Stack 2018.
Fold At Star
Hand Star
Green as Horizon
Combo Green
Night Drop
Star Plot
Sphere Margin
Corrosion Transfer
AWARDS Rosa Reyes Duenas Spirit Prize 2018.
Please sit, InspacespacespaceFrom night. We are not InnightnightnightFrom darkness enough! TothreepersonthirdpersonpowerpowerpowerIn first-light-still-&-rapid. Please talisay (or almonds) in pocket this familial ceremony-&-enabling grant commemorate darkdarkdarkspacespacespace and beginnings
ONGOING Press J. R. D. S. D. M.—Anineng Press, Anineng. Anineng, California 2018
Underline the following: The New Precise, New Exact Complete Ghost. [line extending, at limit: J. R. D.]. Introducing! The New Precise, New Exact Complete Ghost. Add forged J. R. D.
ONGOING Waving Piece 2018
with blank-self-capable-of-fusing, with outer-centered ghostliness, with projective horizoning ("This might be time to put on our 3D glasses." E.H.), with flash emergence in relation to corrosion/songi self, the smoke eraser. "Can you see the island?" (M.P.)
NEWS WWII Litter (Grenade) Found by Fisherman Plus Obsequious Reporter Creates Nimbus for EOD Technician
SOLO Oil I.O. Flower I.A. Opening Sat. April 7th, 2018 at mandujano/cell (Hazel Mandujano & Juan Capistran) 171 N. La Brea, #204, Inglewood 90301. Hours: Sat. 12-6pm and by appointment
NEWS Okeanos Marianas sails to Sarigan and Anatahan
REF Input highlight: peak-shadowing shadows
REF Input highlight: peak-shadowing: "budweiser" appears only once in entire book
GROUP Fresh Start January 14th-February 25th, 2018 at LAVA Projects. Curated by Colin Roberts
UPCOMING—PUBLICATION Absolute Humidity A report on artistic practices and the weather in the Asia Pacific region. CONTRIBUTORS Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Angela Tiatia, Ayesha Jatoi, Bahar Behbahani, Bonita Ely, Brenda L. Croft, Brian Robinson, Chantal Fraser, Drew Kahuaina Broderick, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Gulf Labor, Hitman Gurung, Ho Rui An, Joy Enomoto, Karrabing Film Collective, Lantian Xie, Leuli Mazyar Luna'i Eshraghi, Liu Yujia, Lucreccia Quintanilla, MAP Office, Okin Collective, Prasad Shetty, Raqs Media Collective, Ravi Agarwal, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rupali Gupte, Sid M. Duenas, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Taloi Havini, Tintin Wulia, Tita Salina, Trevor Yeung, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Zheng Bo. PEER REVIEW Katina Davidson, Kittima Chareeprasit, Léuli Mazyar Luna’i Eshraghi, Mariam Arcilla, Olivia Chow, Renan Laruan. EDITOR Tess Maunder. PUBLISHER Lobregat Balaguer. GRAPHIC DESIGN Kristian Henson. COPY EDITOR Evie Franzidis and Sarah Gory
GROUP Featured artist in Art in Hawai'i, December 25th-29th, 2017. Curated by Jane Chang Mi
GUEST LECTURER Art and Nuclear Technology, Destruction, and Contamination Seminar, Instructor: Dr. Rika Hiro November 16, 2017 University of Southern California
REF Okeanos Marianas
REF Peak-shadow: imagining talking at minute 2:15 in Fish Story, 1965
REF 4th National Climate Assessment Town Hall for Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands Region
REF Sacred Vessels: Navigating Tradition and Identity in Micronesia Part 2 of 2
REF Voyaging for Anti-Colonial Recovery: Austronesian Seafaring, Archipelagic Rethinking, and the Re-mapping of Indigeneity by Vicente M. Diaz
REF Sniffing Oceania's Behind by Vincente M. Diaz
GROUP/SCREENING Asian Mamas Working in the Arts—Film Series 01 July 20, 2017 Echo Park Film Center
GROUP 'Ae Kai Culture Lab on Convergence July 7-9, 2017 Former site of Foodland at Ala Moana, Honolulu, Hawai'i
GROUP/SCREENING Asian Mamas Working in the Arts—Film Series 01 June 16, 2017 Los Angeles Contemporary Archives
REF Input highlight: no one remembers everything to twilight memories
REF Input highlight: woven flesh
TEXT Call and Response (Changing title: 2010 to now) by Brian Fuata April 2017
GROUP Reconstitution April 23 to May 27, 2017 LAXART. Curated by Hamza Walker and Catherine Taft
TEXT Open Loop for "Some Phrases", exhibition by Lee Relvas April 13 - May 21, 2017 CALLICOON NYC
Curving along a section, shifting gradually to an edge. Skimming and right away off! Focus is stalled midway between things I might see. Other things emerge from the pause in motor control. The open room mixes, several recollections at once, and persons within persons playing in a semi-documentary. Each actor experiences change yet no one knows who they belong to. Big city urgency pierces the shortened focal bubble. Return to the edge. Coarse to fine, points in a line.
Up a bend, divisions to a facet, knowing that there are many more. An eyelid snap. Shift, shift the eyeball. Snap. That barely noticeable interruption of light. Go facet to taper. Bend, and flat again. Splitting, then singular all over again like yes and none. Blink.
Sand and hardness scraping the diving momentum against a body. Floating particles bound by the shallow, watery layer on an iris.
The tight rope walker movie may have triggered vertigo. I drooped towards my left where the spinning was heaviest. Around 10 pm. I apologized profusely to my neighbor. “Could you take me to the hospital?” Dizzy and teetering. It was someone else’s steps that shook the floor.
At center, from pose I imagine circles. Each band, tight and touching, a vision as solid as air, and extending beyond the floor and past the walls: tracks for charting movement. I am a wiggly line, both congruent and perpendicular, and producing curves. It’s fun here. Curving and animating. Stretching ratios, shortening dimensions, inverting depths in a single ray. I moisten my eyes, inhale, I think. And the rays reset at each point along the tracks.
From another pose, and another. I imagine intersections at circles. Each band, dense and touching, a vision as solid as air. But now inward, toward and away. At perpendicularity, there it is again, animation. Stretching, shortening, upside-downing in a ray. Blinking, exhaling. I wonder about what I missed. And the rays reset.
A concave space below the top of a head. This time an arm. Back to head, a wooden enclosure. The framed view just misses the windowpane and the things outside. I expect to see a bird, red like lipstick. There are other movements. The limits of the spherical lens touch a corner. Wall into floor. There may not be dust but the mind completes any inquiries.
Waves on piled rocks. The inside of my nose is wet. Someone mentioned that the place is more than just a fishpond. The opening to deeper sea is described as a navel and the expanse of these bodies is completed with my intestines.
Open loop

REF Operation Hardtack I
REF Of Drowning in To and From—Ocean: "Decline in global oceanic oxygen content during the past five decades"
REF Simple Cylindrical Supports to Columns to Plumes: "Broad plumes rooted at the base of the Earth's mantle beneath major hotspots"
REF Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the deepest ocean fauna
REF Lodged-dislodged: "Blue History"
GROUP Between Words and Silence: The Work of Translation.Curated by Irene Tsatsos with Daniela Lieja. ARTISTS: Antena, Federico Gama, Daniel Guzmán and Luis Felipe Ortega, Naotaka Hiro and Sid M. Duenas, Jota Izquierdo, Sarah Minter, Lorena Mal, Gala Porras-Kim, Clarissa TossinJanuary 29, 2017 to April 2, 2017 ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NEWS Lodged Peak: 500 lb. bomb
NEWS Bleeding as Agency: Agent Orange
SOLO Cherry-ree at ARTIST CURATED PROJECTS January 15, 2017
ry ree
same sound
and distant
drawn together
they echo
especially when Ofeng says
becomes void

REF Burning Ships In Saipan Area, August 1944
REF Ash, smoke, gravity, lightness, air, dispersion, placement, embedding, lodging, distinctions, convergence, sponging, agency, edges, peaks, arcs, rims, rings, bulbs, light emission, digital imagery, machine vision, zooming, extraction, memory, diaspora . . .
REF Seismogram of banded tremor associated with intermittent Pagan ash emissions. Recorded on station PAGV, 12 June 1993
REF Cultural Rupture and Indigeneity: The Challenge of (Re)visioning “Place” in the Pacific, David Welchman Gegeo
REF "L(o)osing the Edge" (2001) The Contemporary Pacific, Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 2001, pp. 343-365
"Where is the edge in the Pacific? Is it on a beach—à la Greg Dening? (1988). Is it on the horizon as Joakim Peter suggests? (2001). Is it on Vince Diaz’s tectonic plates? (1996). Is it on the rim? From the islands it looks as if everything that’s worth having or doing is in Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, perhaps in Honolulu, maybe in Brisbane, certainly in Sydney, undoubtedly in Auckland. All the hip cool happenings are on the edge of the Pacific. From the edge, the islands look restricting. Look backward. Look embarrassing. Like FOB (fresh off the boat) or FOP. From the edge you can take what you want from the islands—the colors, the food, the memories. You can leave what you don’t want behind—the politics, the problems, the obligations. From the edge, the islands can sometimes look liberating. Look exciting. Look promising. Like Fiji. Or the Solomons. From the edge you can see what you want to see in the islands—the heroes, the rebels, the freedom fighters . You can close your eyes to whatever you don’t want to see—the jaded businesspeople, frustrated politicians, hopelessly unemployed men. Is the edge always held at the edges of the Pacific? Is it possible to have an edge in the world’s largest ocean? Epeli Hau‘ofa says our edge is the ocean (Waddell, Naidu, and Hau‘ofa 1993). No other people have had their history shaped so much by an ocean. The islands of Kiribati and Tuvalu may not exist in thirty years’ time. The ocean has the edge."
NEWS Tinian: "We believed in America"
NEWS Bikini was just the beginning, bombs still threaten the islanders
RESIDENCY "Beta Cherry" at Beta Main, Los Angeles 2016. Director: Allison Agsten.
GROUP "Untitled (A MENSA Halloween)" Thursday October 29-30, 2016 at 621 S ANDERSON ST 3E. A group show dedicated to Larry Johnson's "Untitled (A MENSA Halloween), 1993 Curated by George Egerton-Warburton. Works by Daniel Aloisio, Sid M. Duenas, Lauren Davis Fisher, George Egerton-Warburton, Brian Fuata, Monica's Gallery, Helen Johnson, Bryan Morello, Rowan Oliver
REF Abelam Yam Ceremonies—Lecture by Ludovic Coupaye
FOCUS Completion of online course on Pacific Studies from Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 2016. (Lecture by Teresia Teaiwa)
PUBLICATION Nerve Ending Poem Forms of Education: I Couldn’t Get a Sense of It, INCA Press
NEWS The battle continues, 50 years after first test at Mururoa
NEWS Radiation on island exceeds safety standards nearly 60 years after nuclear tests
SOLO Ti Terror Thursday June 9, 2016 at SAFE SPACE
Ti is a negative marker in Chamoru that means not. Ti usually converts an entire positive clause to a negative: Siña hit manhanao pa’go. => Ti siña hit manhanao pa’go. / We can go now. => We can’t go now. The exhibition title constitutes the qualification of a thing and a negation of it. It is a process of support and refusal that was employed in the construction of the works on display. The word Terror is a placeholder; lodged within a space and susceptible to invasion by other words.
NEWS Military officials to tour Tinian
NEWS Defense bill with NMI provisions passes US House
NEWS NMI consultants: Military not above the law; draft EIS not in compliance with law
REF The New Oceania. Narrated by Albert Wendt. Produced and Directed by Shirley Horrocks. Point of View Productions 2005
REF A “Voice to Sing”: Rongelapese Musical Activism and the Production of Nuclear Knowledge Jessica A. Schwartz

In water the following may be inverted. practical contact with, and observation {study, blank, blank} practical contact with, and observation {blank, reading, blank} practical contact with, and observation {blank, blank, story/conversation} (arrow down towards "the")—the—result is a peak (arrow out to "Peak") that consists of durations—sequences of events . . .—Peak—imagined as dimensional, and may be modeled as topography . . . an extraction from a totality e.g. words, text bodies, constructs. There is loss synthesis, atomic light, embeddedness (¬economic sociology), distance/zooming, margin distortion. And there is much that is not visible. There is no freedom absent of structure, or expressivity, instead there is concealment as a means for forgetfulness. Still, within the parameter of the duration (object-babarias) is temporary access. Viewer accessibility is limited by time and proximity to the human (line out to "Ghostliness"), the secondary source of story. (incised and placed elsewhere)—Ghostliness—reserved for self-identification by an unseen subject. The ghost's ghost story. And pictures: pictures out of sight: sight below the horizon but read: read in your language: language stretched outward in search.