INSTRUCTIONS: Make a pedestrian or prosaic gesture which produces a physical artifact. Spill some milk. Crumple a newspaper. Open a book to a random page.
Produce an artifact identical to the first one, but deliberately. Pour (or eyedropper) milk to get a puddle of the exact shape and size as the first one. Crease a second newspaper with the exact creases of the first. Close the book and keep opening it and closing it until you find that same page.
I chose to try and recreate an uncontrolled event. Unfortunately, I've never had a great deal of skill when it comes to visual arts, so trying to crinkle something the same way (while very cool) would have ended in frustration. So, I decided to try and recreate as precisely as possible the trajectory of a paper airplane. First I threw the plane with only a vague idea of where I wanted it to go. I only threw it once. Then, watching the video, I determined to the best of my ability where it landed. Then I attached bits of drinking straw to the plane, and ran a string from the starting point of my throw to the landing point, where it hit the wall. So a semi-random event semi-recreated.