Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:45:38 GMT

Small revolutions (and other beautiful games).

“Surrealist games and procedures are intended to free words and images from the constraints of rational and discursive order, substituting chance and indeterminancy for premeditation and deliberation… In one particular and important respect Surrealist play is more like a kind of provocative magic. This is in its irrepresible propensity to the transformation of objects, behaviours and ideas. In this aspect of its proceedings Surrealism makes manifest its underlying political programme, its revolutionary intent.”

The above quote comes from The Book of Surrealist Games which, after an evening of fun with friends, inspired me to create an online version to play:

PLSJ's Surrealist and Other Beautiful Games [Purse Lip Square Jaw]


i've owned the book of surrealist games for years now…. it is one of my favorite little books to play with whenever i have time. i use it for all kinds of things, and i even steal ideas from it for lessons and such.