Month: January 2015

Snowman Jenga

Take your friends outside to build a snowman. Note- make sure the man has a bottom, middle, and a head.

Make sure to give the snowman a big, happy smile.

Pour cherry snow cone syrup onto the snowman.

With a large spoon, try to eat the snowman from the middle and bottom, without letting his head fall to the ground.

Whoever takes the bite that causes the head to fall is the loser.


Place a hat on the snowman’s head, and play not until the head falls but until the hat falls. In this version, you may eat the head.

If there is no snow with which to make a snowman, you may either:

  • Purchase a snow cone machine and make cherry snow cones for your friends
  • Make a mud man. Do not eat him.

Snow Man

Wear a white shirt over the regular clothes,

go outside, stands next to the doorstep,

remain still,

until someone smile to you.

this should be done on a snowing day.

slip away

sit on a sit-able object

slowly slip bottom forward, away from the seat

stop when bottom is completely detached from the seat

maintain position till the end of time

return to normal sitting position IMMEDIATELY after having eye contact

Snow Travel

Think about paths and shortcuts taken on your trip to class.

Wait for massive snowfall.

Observe how the paths become restricted or blocked off by snow.

When the snow melts, take the same path as if the snow were still there.


Eat whenever you think of food, whether or not you are hungry.

Stop whenever you feel full.




Eat only when you are hungry.

Eat past the point of being full.

Don’t eat for one whole day.

Eat only once per day.

Eat one new thing every day.



Come up with an idea for a design, such as a bridge.

Scale the design to fit into a one foot cube for convenience.

Build your structure using only  duct tape.

(Can be expanded to life-size proportions if you have enough tape.)



Final Scores


Final Score:

Enacting the Inevitable:

Find a surface in your home that is filthy,

Clean it,

Do a daily activity on it that makes it filthy again.


Find a surface in your home that is filthy,


Clean it,

(The cleaned surface)


Do a daily activity on it that makes it filthy again.


Artist’s Statement:

I drew inspiration from my daily activities and wanted the participant to be a bit more conscious about what they are actually doing during their daily routine, as it is quite easy to just be going through the motions without thinking about it.  I believe that by understanding their routine they’ll gain a better understanding of themselves, and that understanding generally leads to making better, more informed decisions in their life.  In the words of Plato: “The first and best victory is to conquer self.”

Additional Scores:

Naught but react:

Wait for a snowstorm that shuts down your university,

Find a dining hall that will be open while other eating establishments are closed, preferably using the internet to find the information,

Walk there through the cold, observing the other people going places as well,

Once you get there, be disappointed with the available food in said dining hall,

Eat some mediocre food and go back home.


Look at the class syllabus, see that it describes the first assignment as being a single score,

Write a single score and post it on the class blog,

Look at your class mates’ posts, observe that they have two scores,

Wonder if you missed something,

Quickly write a second score just to be safe.