Exquisite corpse ride
Thread started by tortuga_veloce
at 02.9.09 - 12:02 pm
Exquisite corpse (also known as "exquisite cadaver" or "rotating corpse") is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled, the result being known as the exquisite corpse or cadavre exquis in French. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun") or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed.
Here's the concept:
several ride organizers get together and divide a route into 3 equal sections. Each organizer is responsible for their portion of the route, which must include one liquor stop and one chill stop. the organizers will not discuss the route with each other until the route is completed.
Spoke card is divided into three sections as well, in accordance to the rules of the exquisite corpse.
the idea is that each organizer will have a different perspective of a different neighborhood (ie, cool park vs. hills, or this street vs. that street.) and therefore each organizer's personality will come through in the ride.
02.9.09 - 12:17 pm
its a great idea, because it brings something new to the table, but does it really have to have a liquor store stop?
02.9.09 - 12:20 pm
every ride needs 2-5 liquor stops. this isnt the Wheelmen.
02.9.09 - 12:38 pm
For this one ride (ha!) drinking fits with the title:
"The exquisite corpse will now drink the new wine"
I didn't look it up. That's from my art school memory.
Was I close?
02.9.09 - 10:11 pm
we dont want anyone withdrawing while riding.
02.9.09 - 10:45 pm
"Wherein this ride, the logic-or rather the illogic motive will be to have a triptych paradigm, wherein each ride will be linked by a different liquor store, and a different parking lot, or perhaps, a busy intersection in which to arouse the ire of motorist and passeby on foot by garish displays of morose behaviour inspired by heavy consumption of lower caste spirits."
"Ultimately, the said objective of an exquisite through-ass corpse facsimile will be achieved by an acute collection of velocipedes."
02.9.09 - 11:12 pm
ive been on many rides with many different tones: irreverent, irresponsible and thoughtful; each of which i appreciated in its own way. what if we had a ride that combined several of these aspects together?
02.10.09 - 12:36 am
I might be! I love this idea!!!!
Its gotta be bigger or more developed..let me think about it for a while....hmmmm
02.10.09 - 3:58 pm
one thing to consider is redundancy: we dont want to backtrack and go over the same route or visit the same stops. to avoid this, we can make the following rule: wherever the first leg ends will be at intersection x, heading west. the ride can not continue east of that line. it can go north or south, but not west. obviously, the second leg will have to continue west of there. this does create the problem that the ride will end in a different area from where it started.
i would then propose the following: the first leg of the ride covers a certain area. to prevent the second person from knowing what exact routes were covered, they will black out a large area on the map, larger than the entire course of the route, so as to conceal any hint of what they did on the route. the final person must then be clued in about where the start was. since a lot of people do bring their cars on these rides, it would be considerate to get them at least close to the start, or at the very least in the same neighborhood.
02.10.09 - 6:26 pm