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Bob Realised That Jane Was Really Going For It With Her Task Completions by Lincøln

October 21st, 2007 1:26 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Hold a public Caption Competition.

Walk around with a large print of your photo and make notes of each stranger's suggestion.

OR

Hold a public Caption Competition.

Walk around with a large placard bearing a caption, and ask strangers to prose appropriately/creatively/inappropriately.

I took this photo two weeks ago from that little park between Carl and Clayton in San Francisco.
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I printed it up and carried it around with me everywhere I went in Tucson. and asked every person I met what they thought the title should be.

I will tell you a little about each person and then give you a picture of them looking at the photo and then post their idea of what the title of the piece should be.



This is Susan, she is the Artistic Director of the Invisible Theater.
Head of the Track

Head of the Track




This is Sandy (left) & Cathy.
Head to the Tracks & Between the Tracks

Head to the Tracks

(Sandy)

Between the Tracks

(Cathy)


This is Hank (left) & Jim
Head Lettuce & Broken Dreams

Head Lettuce

(Hank)

Broken Dreams

(Jim)


These are two girls I met outside of their house as they were playing with a dog.
Expediency to Perdition & Crime Scene

Expediency to Perdition

(girl with dog)

Crime Scene

(girl hiding on right)


This is the guy that was working behind the counter of the little Mexican joint I got a burrito in.
Pedazos en la Villa & Memorias de la Villa & Una Villa Mil Memorias

Pedazos en la Villa


He came up with three

Memorias de la Villa


He thought that each was better than the last, so this was his favorite:

Una Villa Mil Memorias




This is a guy waiting for his menudo. It took him a very long time to come up with his title.
SF Transport

SF Transport




This is a guy that came into the Mexican joint looking for bottlecaps for an art project.
On the Tracks

On the Tracks




This is a cute little waitress in a bar/cafe with nobody in it.
Becoming

Becoming




This is a woman sitting outside of the food co-op feeling depressed and angry.
Getting Fired from the Co-op

Getting Fired From the Co-op


This man was sitting next to the disgruntled ex-co-op employee and struggled artistically with coming up with a title for quite some time.

"I think I hear one coming"




This woman was working in a lingerie and sexy costume store.
Headin' Down the Tracks

Headin' Down the Tracks




This woman worked in the same sexy clothing store, her name was Erin and she moved fast.
Flotsom

Flotsam




This guy was sitting outside of a tattoo parlor, acting all tough and covered in tattoos.
What's to Come

Tracks of What's To Come




This guy was inside the tattoo parlor, presumably he worked there.
Nothing comes to Mind

Nothing Comes to Mind




This guy was crossing the train tracks and listening to his iPod when I interrupted him.
Tracked Across

Tracked Across




This guy was very scary. He had a very "don't fuck with me" vibe going on. But was very friendly and nice.
Mind the Gap

Mind The Gap




This is my friend Victor. He's here doing the show with me in Tucson.
Traveling at the Speed of Thought

Traveling at the Speed of Thought




This is my cousin Nancy.
Lines

Lines




This is a waitress at this cool outdoor patio restaurant Nancy and I went to in downtown Tucson.
Unhappy Accident

Unhappy Accident




This is my friend Dean (star of stage and screen), the reason we're here in Tucson.
Travel

Travel




This is a drunk man I met on the street when he asked me for change. He just got out of prison.
Treasure Huntin'

Treasure Huntin'




This is a waiter in a cool little diner I found on Congress down the street from my hotel.
Bindle Debris

Bindle Debris




This was another employee at the cool diner.
Ode to Terry Trash

Ode to Terry Trash




This is a security guard I saw sitting alone in a lobby, so I had him open the door and title this for me to break up the monotony of his day. I even made him laugh, but didn't capture it on film, so I have no proof and do not qualify for Susy Derkins' task.
Track to Nowhere

Track to Nowhere




So, I fulfilled the first part of this task by hitting the streets.

I was going to also fulfill the second half by hitting the streets as well and do a double whammy task completion, but didn't think I'd be able to get a whole lot of responses judging by the responses I got doing the first part.
(I will also point out that women are much quicker to respond decisively with an answer than men. Men want their answers to be perfect and often debate for a very long time before coming up with an answer, and most men's first response was "I have no idea" and I had to prod and ask things like "What first popped into your head?" and "What does the piece make you feel?" "What do you think of when you see this?" etc. Whereas women have no problem trusting their instincts and shouting out an answer. Interesting.)

But I am going to do the second part of the task as well, but not quite the way it's intended.

I am "Holding a public Caption Competition" right here. SFØ is a public place and I'm fairly certain I will get a fairly large showing here. So, I would like everybody here to pick the caption they like best of the 29 titles provided. Just write the title you like best. The title that gets the most nominations will be the winner. And all those who voted for that caption will win a prize.

And the winning title of this piece is:

Getting Fired From the Co-op


With a whopping three votes.
So, Loki, Cyber Kitty, and Charlie Fish are the winners (what's new there, right?)

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Head of the Track
Head to the Tracks & Between the Tracks
Head Lettuce & Broken Dreams
Expediency to Perdition & Crime Scene
Pedazos en la Villa & Memorias de la Villa & Una Villa Mil Memorias
SF Transport
On the Tracks
Becoming
Getting Fired from the Co-op
"I think I hear one coming"
Headin' Down the Tracks
Flotsom
What's to Come
Nothing comes to Mind
Tracked Across
Mind the Gap
Traveling at the Speed of Thought
Lines
Unhappy Accident
Travel
Treasure Huntin'
Bindle Debris
Ode to Terry Trash
Track to Nowhere

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14 comment(s)

Traveling at the Speed of Thought
posted by Tøm on October 21st, 2007 6:46 AM

And it's awesome that someone did this task!

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posted by The Villain on October 21st, 2007 8:14 AM

I don't much like th captions that people came up with. The caption on this write-up that I like best is:

"This is a cute little waitress in a bar/cafe with nobody in it."

Nice tasking.
posted by Loki on October 21st, 2007 9:41 AM

I'm afraid I'm going to have to vote for "Getting Fired From the Co-op." The rest just seem too earnest. (But then I've never really understood titling visual art.)

"Mind the gap" also has a nice ring to it, but there's no sign of a station platform here.

Homeland vote!
posted by Bex. on October 21st, 2007 10:56 AM

OMG, Tucson! My homeland! Oh sweet Congress, sweet Co-op, sweet Invisible Theater. Sweet 4th avenue! How I miss them!
Linc, I insist that you go back there now and start an AZØ and get my mom to join!

tucsonzerologo36614.png

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posted by Bex. on October 21st, 2007 10:59 AM

Oh, and by the way, I didn't believe you when you first explained how you ended up in a lingerie shop "by accident". But when I saw the pic and realized that it was that place on 4th avenue and 5th, I understood.

He's not a perv, y'all (at least as far as we know yet).
And its not a lingerie shop, just a behemian hoochie store. (Not that there's anything wrong with pervs or bohemian hoochies)...

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posted by anna one on October 21st, 2007 11:33 AM

I like "Mind the Gap".

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posted by Lank on October 21st, 2007 11:33 AM

Definitely "Una Villa Mil Memorias"

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posted by The Vixen on October 21st, 2007 12:46 PM

It's all about "Head Lettuce." Seriously people, what could be more meaningful than that?

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posted by susy derkins on October 21st, 2007 12:53 PM

I´d go for "I think I hear one (head lettuce) coming".
I really like the expression on Hank´s face in the pic, I bet the guy has some good stories inside.
(What´s more scary, I wonder: to approach a pretty girl in a lingerie shop, a bored security guard on duty or a big guy plugged-in to his i-pod who is not really interested in talking?)
Vote for bravery, of course, and bringing art to the hands of strangers.

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posted by Cthulhu Kitty on October 21st, 2007 4:28 PM

I too like Getting Fired from the Co-op. Even though the title came more from what the captioner was feeling in her own life than from what she felt about the picture, (I think anyway) it really gives meaning to the picture. The picture, combined with that title, feels much darker now, more intriguing, and gives me, at least, lots to think about.

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posted by Charlie Fish on October 22nd, 2007 4:10 AM

I saw this task again recently and couldn't believe that no-one had completed it. So congratulations for doing it well enough that I no longer feel the need to do it myself!

Excellent tasking. Brave, and with just the right amount of detail in the proof. By the way, if you add the <br /> or <br clear="all" /> tag after your images you won't get the text bunching up like that.

I liked the "Crime Scene" caption, although I'm swayed by talk of the "Getting Fired from the Co-op" caption.

"I think I hear one coming"
posted by The Villain on October 27th, 2007 7:52 PM

You got a nice, varied sample there -- all different kinds of people.

I bet everyone's captions say a little something about them, or at least their mood. What's interesting is that the short descriptions you gave for each person, in a lot of cases, really matched their captions. The co-op lady's was the most obvious in this respect, but the security guard's "Track to nowhere" might relate to how he feels about his job, the drunken convict's "Treasure huntin'" could refer to his asking people for change, (or it could be the articulation of his need to get laid -- who knows how long he's been in prison), and I particularly like the relevance of "Mind the gap"; this guy looked really scary, but was actually friendly, so there was a huge gap between his appearance and his personality.

This makes for a great sociological study!

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posted by Meta tron on November 9th, 2007 2:20 PM

This is another one of those excellent tasks I some how missed hitting the praxis. It's all already been said, but the way this tells you more about the people than the picture is very nice, like those ink splodge tests in a away. I like 'nothing comes to mind' as a caption, because the head hasn't been run over yet!

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posted by rongo rongo on January 5th, 2008 9:33 PM

I'd say "Lines" is nice, because it draws attention to the object in the picture which is least linear.