Tonight, Long Walk participant DK Pan, an artist best known for marshaling a team of taggers to cover the U-District's vacant Tubs bathhouse in a hideous blanket of graffiti and then allegedly using the building for nefarious activities, will be honored with a $5,000 check from The Stranger as the Capitol Hill weekly's 2011 Visual Arts Genius. Charged with profiling Pan in connection with his award, Stranger visual arts writer Jen Graves was met with an odd request by the artist (all sic):
"maybe we could make it into an art project," Pan proposed. "like maybe we send texts to one another as we walk from opposite ends of the aurora bridge towards one another, greet, have tea, then keep walking?... something related to chance and the meeting of an artist and critic may be interesting."
Graves dutifully indulged her Genius. But it turns the bridge-walking, text-'n-tea format was the tamest Pan proposed. Leaked to us by a source who temporarily got her hands on Pan's cellphone, here are four more art projects/interviews he proposed to Graves via text (all sic):