New River Watercolour Series II, No.1, 1988
Continuing from last week's random John Cage article by Poonperm Paitayawat, he's now demanding SS lovechild Emmi Ojala to follow the Master of Randomness' footsteps. Here are Poonperm's instructions...
POONPERM: THE INSTRUCTIONS
1) Find a model to wear the pieces of clothes.
2) Find these objects:
(A) fresh big or small mushrooms,
(B) five different used or unused pieces of cloth of items of clothing for a model to wear,
(C) some drawings of SS items from the SS shop (perferrably not clothes),
(D) faces of soap stars or reality TV junkies,
(E) numbers 1-64, and
(F) one more group of things of your liking.
3) Make a SS dice and write each of the mentioned categories on each side. Take a picture of this or just make a cool image of this. You'll later roll the dice in order to choose which material you are using to create the Cage images.
(4) Get rolling and perhaps try use 3 different categories in one image/collage. Then, feel free to splash colours, pixelate, erase, cut off, do anything you like to the images.
That's all for now and hope you'll have fun!
EMMI: THE EXPERIMENT
The specially designed SUPERSWEET dice has six categories:
1. TV stars
3. numbers 1-64
5. products from our SUPERSWEET Shop
6. and, of course, mushrooms.
Rolling the dice 12 times gave birth to four pieces of hallucinative chance operation art. With mushrooms involved…well, you just don’t know what to expect!
Image 1: Featuring a SUPERSWEET product, mushroom and a chicken
The first rolls of the dice gave instructions for creating a perfect Hyde park summer scenario, where chickens run free and chic mushrooms wear Sophie Hulme Brass Armoured Bows.
Image 2: Featuring TV star Chantelle Houghton, mushroom and numbers 1-64
After Big Brother, Chantelle is taking a retreat and becoming one with nature. She’s determined to challenge herself mentally and physically to get her fengshui flowing, and – concluding from the muscles – is doing pretty well. But how about the mental part? “I sit all day on this giant mushroom trying to count as far as I can. So far, I’ve reached 64.”
Image 3: Featuring mushroom, a SUPERSWEET product and fashion
The perfect housewife Miss Mushroom aka Miss Mushy-Tushie, posing for her personal escort add in a classy Ivana Helsinki Navy Jean Dress. Just give her a call, and she’ll take you deep down to the forest…
Image 4: Featuring TV stars Jamie Oliver and Paris Hilton, a chicken and fashion
Paris Hilton got quite upset, when Jamie Oliver and his skimpy dress stepped on the red carpet and spotted her handsome escort. ”Chicken is just so this season!” Oliver commented to Hello magazine, folding the recipe for chicken stew inside his bra with a sad face. Hilton reports she and the chicken left the party unharmed, but are considering a lawsuit anyway.
Word: Poonperm Paitayawat and Emmi Ojala
Image: Courtesy of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Illustrations: Emmi Ojala