MinXus-Lynxus announces Shooting Gallery Project w/Ficus strangulensis (West Virginia, USA) using text by Empress Marie Antonette (Japan), Diane Keys (Illinois, USA) & William Shakespeare

Today a missive was dispatched from Minxus-USA (New York’s Overlook Hotel) to Ficus Strangulensis in West Virginia, USA. This is the first (and possibly final) phase of the MinXus-Lynxus Shooting Gallery Project. Here is an overview:


Enjoying a shot from his Garand at NRA's Electronic Target event in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

(Photo courtesy of USA National Rifle Association – Depicts the action art-text editing component of the MinXus Shooting Gallery Project)

Purpose: To detect deep cosmic mythological texts embedded within existing texts & thus creating new texts using chance operation/precision action-art editing by Ficus strangulensis

Texts: Trashpo by Diane Keys (Elgin Illinois, USA), Lexicon by Marie Wintzer aka Empress Marie Antonette (Tokyo, Japan) & sonnet by William Shakespeare

Event Score:

– Ficus strangulensis receives texts from DK, Empress Marie & Shakespeare (texts have been formatted as rifle targets)

– Ficus uses texts as rifle targets (under safety-insured, responsible & properly permitted conditions), thus piercing texts with bullet holes in action art performance

– Ficus kindly returns “executed” text-targets (using enclosed envelope) to MinXus USA

– MinXus USA transcribes “executed” text-targets (where bullets holes have erased words and letters) into new text

– MinXus-Lynxus documents all aspects of the project

(Photo by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland). This illustrates the image-textual/perforation method that will be used for text editing in the Shooting Gallery Project. MinXus-Lynxus views this also as an experiment in Holism.)


Original lexicon page by Marie Wintzer (Tokyo, Japan)

Text by Marie Wintzer converted into woodchuck target ( aka hedge hog or large rodent) for Shooting Gallery Project

Trashpo by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) (Translated by De Villo Sloan)

Trashpo by Diane Keys formatted as woodchuck target

Text of William Shakespeare’s “Shall I Compare the to a Summer’s Day?” sonnet (courtesy of Academy of American Poets)

Shakespeare sonnet formatted as woodchuck target.

MinXus-Lynxus thanks all participants profusely, especially Ficus strangulensis – the event score has evolved since earlier email conversations about the project. We also look forward to documenting the project further as it unfolds.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minxuslynxus
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 23:02:54

    !!!! What a line up, Rancher. DK and the Empress and ol’ William, it’s a triple OMG! If I were Ficus I would miss all the targets because of non-stop laughter. Or non-stop excitement. What a fantastic project. A giant step forward for MinXus and holism. Btw I really like that poem by DK. And Carina’s photo comes in just perfect!! wowowow.


  2. minkoo
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 08:25:15

    why are there beavers on the target?


  3. minxuslynxus
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 23:19:55

    Mink Rancher has left the building. He probably went on a shooting tour in West Virginia.


  4. minkranch
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:18:07

    Empress, with all these folks diggin up The Great Confusion like old land mines & searchin for graves out in the Texas dessert I’ve had my hands full. Then that fella starts crying in his beer we gotta show some empathy for the greatest prankster of the century.

    You can serve the one.
    You can serve the many.
    You can serve The Great Confusion.
    You can’t serve one too many to The Great Confusion.

    Truth is we have bigger fish to fry. Call me Ishmael for sure.

    I figured the critter on the target is a hedge hog. Ficus is gonna build up a good head o steam if he sees hedge hogs.

    I said: “Dw, fetch me some targets I can use for the litrature.” Now he says he cant remember nothin bout em. Is ‘nesia contajess?

    Could be it’s a beaver. I’ll allow for that. I draw the line about shooting at minks, even piturs of minks.

    Folks out Minnesota way are rodent experts, as they are infested with them. I reckon someone said:

    “Empress, that’s a beaver. It aint a hedge hog.”

    Now you’r goin on about beavers & I have another contversy to settle.

    Ain’t no joy in nothin.


  5. minxuslinxus
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:38:06

    Rancher, you have to call a beaver a beaver. And those are definitely beavers and that’s what they are called. I wonder who one fine day decided that… whatever…
    Those don’t look a THING like hedgehogs. Not a thing. They could be Minnesota goffers, but I’m sure they are beavers. Blame it on Dw.


  6. minxususa
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 13:37:47

    Empress I’d appreciate it you could show me what a beaver looks like.


  7. minkrancher
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 13:40:03

    Turns out Dw was watching “Leave it to Beaver” in the Bunk House instead of doing his chores. Again.


  8. minxuslynxus
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 22:25:22

    Sure Dw, I can take care of that.
    The Beaver Cleaver 🙂 can’t stop laughing. Ahh, let the boy watch TV, it’s alright, he’s working hard. Most of the time.


  9. minxususa
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 01:49:50

    Ward and June Cleaver are the mom and dad I never had. I identify with Eddy Haskell. G-Man is Lumpy.


  10. minxususa
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 22:11:27

    Empress, have you ever heard of a blog called something like “Tell Tubby this is a loud fart”? Fella is running your pictures over there day and night.


  11. minxuslynxus
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 23:15:56

    Tell Tubby this is a loud fart!!! 🙂 now I fell off my couch laughing.
    Did you like the small empress on her chariot?


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