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Exquisite Corpse (Analog) by rongo rongo, JJason Recognition

January 3rd, 2008 4:27 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make plans to meet another player or players, preferably one(s) you haven't met before, in a public place (park, bar, cafe, restaurant, government building, museum, etc.). While together, play Exquisite Corpse, either the poetic or illustrative version. Show your results to those around you or other passersby. Record both your resulting Corpses and the reactions of those who bear witness to the results.

This January 2nd, I met with Rongo Rongo for an evening of no-holds-barred, nonstop tasking! The genesis of this meeting was when I mentioned in my Confuse A Mineral praxis that I had wanted to go the MIT Museum. Rongo Rongo figured out that I was in town and invited me to do some tasking with her. And what could I do but accept?

First stop - a Chinese restaurant in central square for dinner. While we waited and then while we ate, we made our Exquisite Corpses. Exquisite Corpse is often done with three people but we only had two, so we divided the pages into fourths and had each of us start a page. We'd each complete a fourth of the pages, leaving a few lines spilling over the border and then passing it across the table to the other. We used paper that I brought and red, blue, and black pens from Rongo Rongo's office.

The waitress who was serving us thought our Exquisite Corpses were very beautiful, although I'm not sure if she entirely understood the process that went into making them. I especially liked the way the the red areas flowed through the first corpse and the FHP Tree that flowed through the first, second, and third parts of the second corpse.

Having been fed and completed our corpses, we headed out to MIT, for more tasking!

rongo rongo
I'm always excited when any SF0 players come through Boston, and yesterday JJason had enough interregnum drive to brave the coldest night of the year. We quickly decided that indoor tasking would be a good idea and headed to Mary Chung's for some food and exquisite corpsing, since we qualified as not having previously met. JJason's segments have a pleasing buildings and architecture theme, and I worked in some sea monsters. We both used written words in some segments, though mine were a bit more random.

We got some Insatiability related fortunes after dinner. Mine is a reminder not to let elaborate plans for big tasking get in the way of short sessions of little tasking. JJason's is more of a commentary on his brains, I think. Stay tuned for parts two and three of the evening.

- smaller

corpse in red

corpse in red

This reminds me of some kind of laboratory distillation process.

corpse in blue

corpse in blue

The bottom segment is buildings in outer space. Then it morphs into a garden, grows through a building and turns into free association words.

looking forward to insatiability

looking forward to insatiability

rongo rongo's fortune is at the top, JJason's at the bottom

scribbling away

scribbling away

Trying not to get food on the drawings, though that might have added a certain sense of place.



Our waitress spent some time identifying some recognizable parts of the drawings. She picked out the starry sky area and was quite appreciative of our efforts. (We stayed a while, because it wasn't too busy in the restaurant.)

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posted by Tricia Tanaka on January 3rd, 2008 4:33 PM

When I first read this task it said you had to play with at least 4 people, so I didn't do it.
Did the task change or are there two exquisite corpse tasks?

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posted by help im a bear on January 3rd, 2008 4:41 PM

hehe i can recognize the parts jjason drew

which makes me think--have you played the game cosmo's cosmic adventure? there are a couple things in there that look like monsters from level 8.

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posted by Tøm on January 3rd, 2008 4:59 PM

There's a Digital Exquisite Corpse task, but that also doesn't say you need 4 people.

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posted by rongo rongo on January 3rd, 2008 6:05 PM

Possibly the tasks have been edited?
Nope, no cosmic adventure, but I will have to keep an eye out for it now.

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posted by help im a bear on January 3rd, 2008 6:27 PM

it's the audio exquisite corpse task that requires 4, but that's retired

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posted by JJason Recognition on January 3rd, 2008 9:35 PM

I haven't played cosmo's cosmic adventure either. Most likely we plucked the image out of the collective unconscious.

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posted by Charlie Fish on January 4th, 2008 12:47 AM

Vote for getting the waitress involved!