Chimaera Surrealist Group Bon Voyage 2017-05-19T15:20:43+00:00

Chimera Surrealist Group – Ottawa

Bon Voyage

March 21 2017
Players: JA, LL, AG, PP
Ottawa

Description: A series of mysterious “location” photographs were purchased at a junk shop. Each player blindly selects a photograph from a bag and then immediately writes out the answer to the first question (its name) on a sheet of paper. The paper is then folded over like an exquisite corpse, and both paper and photo are passed to the next player, who answers the next question blind of the answer to the first but still interpreting the photo. When all the questions are answered, the results are revealed to show how the common perception of the photo manifested itself in the collective act of “naming” and conspiring along with its imaginary inhabitants. Perhaps the striking relations between the results are anchored in the discussion between the contextless image and the eye’s “savage state”. They also probably reflect some current obsessions and anxieties in the air, projected interestingly onto the past (since most of these photos seem to be quite old). The effect of the game is a whirlwind tour of sightseeing the most unassumingly subversive spots, détourned tourist traps, creepy atopoi, and nefarious dwellings… Those obscure corners of the world where revolt is always brewing…

What is this place called?
This place is called the moat in a home for a boat and pillars of wood supports

Who lives here?
Swamp Thing

What schemes are they plotting?
To steal zoo animals to ferment into strange and unique meat pickles

What will come of their plans?
The water will drain, revealing the decapitated head of Louis XVI.

What is this place called?
The Fragmented Palace of the Swollen Ghost

Who lives here?
The High Priest Templar Commander, famous for beheading infidels.

What schemes are they plotting?
Rob the circuses of the world to enrich the Knights-Templar. *

What will come of their plans?
Imprisonment in an abandoned Soviet asbestos mine with no candles.

*Yes, this striking coincidence of the Templars really did happen totally by chance. Apparently this building just screams “Templar”.

What is this place called?
Skyline

Who lives here?
Old Man Winter fleeing to the southern hemisphere (he lives off dine-ins along the way)

What schemes are they plotting?
To unfurl a banner of a giant octopus and the word “PHRENOLOGY!”

What will come of their plans?
The plan will succeed in rescuing Kermit the Frog from the houses of Little Miss Piggy, and turn her into a purse.

What is this place called?
The Hall of the Slow-Witted Minotaur

Who lives here?
A curious German composer who is quickly going mad due to a visiting carp.

What schemes are they plotting?
Plotting to swim out to sea and feed off plankton through his teeth still emphasizing the shells on the tits of the Little Mermaid.

What will come of their plans?
Dust and ruin, as all man’s grand designs.

What is this place called?
The Temple of Fresh Mango Demons and their Cultists

Who lives here?
The great monk translator for odd things like Bibles, religions, worshippy stuff

What schemes are they plotting?
To indoctrinate anime fans in the cleaned up history of ancient China, creating an army of devoted Internet trolls to boost modern China for no good reason.

What will come of their plans?
The dehydration of South Africa’s Jesuit priesthood.

What is this place called?
Residual Alcatraz No. 3 – Retrofitted for leather bag manufacture.

Who lives here?
The Queen of Rodentine Chaos, Fangarella

What schemes are they plotting?
A “Pinky and the Brain” scheme to take over the world.

What will come of their plans?
An abundance of adorable house-pets will knock everything over and need baths.

What is this place called?
The Grid of the Urban Mirror-Ball

Who lives here?
The dreaded land-whale, high executioner of the future Australian super-state.

What schemes are they plotting?
To build a utopian society of broken clocks, smashed bottles and old silverware.

What will come of their plans?
People and animals will enter the Biodome Vault 13 and survive the Great Apocalypse of the Trump Inauguration.

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