The technique was invented by Surrealists

  • The technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of t

  • he writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Surrealism disciple Endo Morales developed a new surrealist technique: internet text frottage, in which

  • consecutive sentences seemed to have no contextual correspondence, unless one was able to read between the lines. The absurdist artist Whiteboy Slim had another strategy: he would

  • roll around in paint and write a novel whilst doing so, and once the novel was complete he would splatter the paint against a large sheet of paper while climaxing into a

  • young Tahitian lover dressed like their fire god. Once the seed is passed on, the girl takes a pair of BIC lighters to the artist's nipples until he screams into the microphone

  • like Yoko Ono. He gnashes his teeth and urinates onto the gallery floor. The unperturbed attendees look on and can be expected to clap politely after the last drop falls. You

  • must have your cell phone turned off for the entire twelve hour performance. There will not be an intermission. You will be provided a bucket containing some food, and later, waste

  • basket for your trash and excrement. This cultural arts performance, although long, is life changing. It centers around a young rug who is tired of being stepped on.

  • Tired of endless people purposefully wiping smears of dirt and grime on him. Never moving, never seeing the world as his Uncle Stan, the flying carpet, always described it. The rug

  • day dreamed about leaving this thankess position and soaring over the mountain. He imagined saying goodbye to the door so long to the coat rack. He woke to the sound of the bell.



  1. nutmegaman May 22 2012 @ 02:14

    This is the best one. Period.

  2. 49erFaithful May 23 2012 @ 11:57

    Well OK then, it's settled. We can all retire.

  3. SlimWhitman May 23 2012 @ 13:25

    Although this story started as an introspective look at the ancestors of FS it evolved into caustic critique of self indulgent performance art - it's an entertaining romp. I'm mulling over the suggestion to role in paint and then emulate Gauguin, but considering how he died, I think I'll just leave that canvas unpainted. P.S. Internet text frottage was another way of saying cut-and-paste using google. ;-)

  4. 49erFaithful Feb 01 2013 @ 19:18

    Just reread this and *got* the Endo Morales bit, finally. I remember reading it originally thinking, that guy sounds familiar, but not putting it together.

  5. SlimWhitman Feb 02 2013 @ 07:00

    Stealth humor... I remember trying to make the name sound like it was one of the original surrealists.

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