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Dérive by Henry

August 11th, 2008 8:54 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Among the various situationist methods is the dérive [literally: 'drifting'], a technique of transient passage through varied ambiances. In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.

One can dérive alone, but all indications are that the most fruitful numerical arrangement consists of several small groups of two or three people who have reached the same awakening of consciousness, since the cross-checking of these different groups' impressions makes it possible to arrive at objective conclusions.

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Undertake a dérive, and report your objective conclusions to your fellow players.

To date, my whole life is like one big dérive. I've dérived around our house a lot both crawling and walking. But I finally undertook my first full fledged outdoor dérive last week, which lasted about an hour. My father attended as my personal photographer. He's a pretty good dérive partner because he didn't interfere with my process and only intervened to pull me back from the curb.

Because I was going Lincoln for this task, he also kept an eye out for glass and other hazards.

Please enjoy the photos of my exploration.

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ready set dérive!
I got back on the sidewalk
hey who's that?
back to the gate
van detailing
my view
back to our yard
toward the north
yard sale
back on the sidewalk
sister blur
little girl
big toys
my instincts were good
then I headed back to the kids' house
woman with phone
big toys again
whatever. let's look at this other other house
another fence!
dancing inside
end of derive

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posted by Burn Unit on August 11th, 2008 11:21 AM

go little guy, go!

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posted by Bryce on August 11th, 2008 12:39 PM

Small Children: Nature's Anti Depressant, Abstract Artists, and Comedians.

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posted by Nathan Dean on March 4th, 2010 3:06 AM

well said

You dad is kinda smart, kiddo
posted by susy derkins on August 11th, 2008 4:25 PM

Wow, then is about remembering, the dérive!
No gate will ever resist Henry, I bet.

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posted by Tac Haberdash on August 11th, 2008 4:50 PM

I like you and I like your dad.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on August 11th, 2008 9:02 PM

Henry, old paint, when you get to Betelgeuse, please send off a postcard. Knowing you, you'll be there before the rest of us.

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posted by Spidere on August 11th, 2008 9:09 PM

Henry on a solo task? Yeah, we can do that.

Very cute, but interesting, too--well captured.

(...we're watching Henry grow up on SF0...)

location location location +3
posted by Burn Unit on August 11th, 2008 9:45 PM

uh, here is his route, in case you're curious

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posted by Lank on August 11th, 2008 11:01 PM

That is awesome and LOL-worthy. HA!

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posted by Dopey on September 16th, 2008 12:44 PM this a win?

drop their usual motives

when your job in life is to derive and youre asked to that considered deriving?

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posted by Lincøln on September 16th, 2008 3:27 PM

Holy crap that's a fine point.
I hadn't thought of it. I was seeing Henry's dérive through my own colored viewpoint. Not his.


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posted by Darkaardvark on September 16th, 2008 4:51 PM

when your job in life is to derive and youre asked to that considered deriving?