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relet 裁判長
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Connecting People by relet 裁判長, Kattapa, bro lyx

June 20th, 2011 4:17 PM / Location: 52.499069,13.385859

INSTRUCTIONS: Tie the end of a long piece of string to a stranger, without being noticed.
Tie the other end of the string to another stranger, again without being noticed.

Follow me!

Clothespins and labels

This weekend, several players met up at the International Street Games Festival: You Are GO! in Berlin. The festival was absolutely amazing, and we've probably also interested some new people into joining SFZero :) Anyway, while meeting up, we wanted to do at least one task, and a games festival seemed like the perfect place to connect people.

Kattapa in formal attire
Front of the SFZero t-shirts we were wearing at the festival, and our very long cord.

relet in formal attire
Back of the SFZero t-shirts.

First we layed out the 80 meters of cord throughout the entire festival, with one end of the cord ending up with relet on one side of the festival, and the other end of the cord ending up with kattapa on the other side. With the intention to attach the cord as close to the persons as possible, we evaluated different knots and pins - eventually we settled on clothespins as the most sticky without posing an actual danger.

Rolling out the gamefield
The line crossing the festival.
Shadowplay

This way we were able to connect quite a lot people, quasi simultaneously, from opposite sides of the festival. It was quite easy to connect people this way and none of the people we connected noticed us. However, except for a girl who was staring at the cord and the tag for about half a minute, none of the people seemed to be interested in following our string. In the end, not even the puzzled girl followed all the way through. This quite suprised us, we would have thought that a games festival would be the perfect crowd for such an experiment.
We aborted the experiment after about 30 minutes and eight connected people because the string became hard to see with the impeding fall of the night.

We would be looking forward to see your praxes take up this concept and manage that the connected people actually meet. We hope that our design and mistakes can be of help to your completion.

If you were connected, would you follow a line that says "Follow me"?

A first victim
A second victim.
Victim number three.

- smaller

Clothespins and labels

Clothespins and labels


Kattapa in formal attire

Kattapa in formal attire


relet in formal attire

relet in formal attire


Rolling out the gamefield

Rolling out the gamefield


A first victim

A first victim

He was intently watching a game of Johann Sebastian Joust, and noticed the clothespin only after about 15 minutes, when he moved forward to be closer to the circle of players. He did not even look behind him what was pulling him back.


The line crossing the festival.

The line crossing the festival.


Shadowplay

Shadowplay


A second victim.

A second victim.

He took a look at the label, but decided not to follow the line, and placed the clothespin on a nearby chair.


Fin

Fin

The end of clothespin no 1.


Victim number three.

Victim number three.

We did not notice what happened to him.



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posted by Idøntity matrix on June 20th, 2011 6:17 PM

My last point...More to follow.

(no subject) +1
posted by Pixie on June 20th, 2011 7:14 PM

The fact that you have met up makes me incredibly happy!

Now I need to ether visit Europe or figure out how to get where ever you are if you ever visit the states

(no subject)
posted by relet 裁判長 on June 20th, 2011 10:36 PM

Looking forward to meet you all!

Ariadne's thread
posted by rahan on January 23rd, 2013 5:37 PM

old subject but, maybe the follow me sign was misinterpreted... As if you we're suggesting other people to follow the victim...

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posted by Kattapa on January 24th, 2013 3:05 AM

It's more than a year ago and I never thought of that interpretation... :)