Make a piece of art that comes about as the result of a chance system you design. This could be as simple as tossing a coin, picking numbers or other written text or images out of a hat. You can work in any medium you wish - drawing, painting, watercolor, photography, performance.
The challenge here is to design a system for yourself that leads to the creation of a piece or art, but without the input of your own personal sense of aesthetics determining the choices involved.
a. the medium you will work in. (If you are really psyched, use a chance system to decide that for you!)
b. the method by which you will generate your chance operations.
c. the system you will use to make decisions.
d. what is fixed and what is variable.
You can make the system as simple or complex as you wish, however once you set up your system, don’t deviate from it.
Chance Operations: 410
Carina's Chance Operation
Begin at the SFSU Library
1. Flip coin:
--heads go to the 3rd floor
--tails go to the 4th floor
2. Go through the entrace for the floor
3. Flip coin:
--If heads turn right
--If tails turn left
(If you can't turn the designated direction
immediately walk straight and turn that
direction as soon as you can)
4. Take twenty steps toward a bookshelf
of your choice
--If heads choose a book off the bottom shelf
closest to you.
--If tails choose from the top shelf
5. Turn to the approximate middle of the book,
write down the first whole sentence on the
6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 until you have 4
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This story representation has an important feature in common with our earlier ACT network representation of sentences (refer back to figure 2). It is hoped that the enlargement and betterment of the unloading facilities there and elsewhere in the Lisboa area, which handles the distribution of most of the fresh fish landed in Portugal, will be stimulated by the completion of the new fishing port nearer the Tejo mouth of Pedroucos. The Second Development Plan ending in 1980 entailed five successful years of development for Saudi Arabia. As tables 2 and 3 indicate, both equations in the system are significant.
Oz's Chance Operation:
1. Use letters from the name of the item you had for lunch today to make a new word.
2. Take this new word and Google Image Search it.
3. Post the top five image results.
Burrito = turbo
During lunch I ate frozen yogurt and decided to use that to make a new word out of. I made the word gooey and did a google image search of it with some shocking results for what I believed was a relatively innocent word. I took the first five images and made a composition from them.
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