- Explore – Below you will find 50 psychogeographic observations. Go out and explore. Rediscover one of the observations. Document it in pictures or text and mark its number.
- Get bingo - You get bingo when you fill any column, row or diagonal.
- Profit - Document your bingo observations in the comments of this blog. Provide pictures if possible. Do this before 1-1-2012. We will try to send the first few winners a random book from the Rotterdam secondhand book market. It may be in Dutch but then it will have pictures.
1 - You are reminded of figure from history (architect, physician, alchemist, visionary, madman).
2 - The power and energy of myths even though we know that they are not correct.3 - The most powerful force in the making of primitive religion.
4 - Impenetrable microgeographies.
5 - The rain which greeted him twice on that day.
6 - Protected border, chain-link fence. You're on camera, obviously.
7 - They had a circus here, with a high wire, tumblers, clowns and animals.
8 - Anonymous poetry, urgent and anxious. The city composing its own disposable legend.
9 - It is more disturbing when heads start reappearing.
10 - We came across a building that is difficult to interpret.
11 - The groaning language of the landscape itself as it speaks to me when I go walking.
12 - Strange squares with trees growing in them.
13 - This is where the city drops its shroud of culture, straightens itself out and settles down for hard-nosed business.
14 - A real outing to an unreal place. You learn the awful secret: “There is no there.”
15 - A pastoral landscape, as depicted on the label of a honey jar.
16 - Archeology.
17 - The presence of this sealed building traveled with us.
18 - Cognitive overload in the landscape.
19 - The moon that likes to pass over this place, hidden behind clouds.
20 - An area that wanted to disguise its true identity, to deflect attention from its hot core.
21 - The sight might seem to darken the landscape as when a cloud suddenly blocks the light on a right day.
22 - You came close, but you couldn't pin it down with absolute precision.
23 - A bleak topography of absence. Areas of neglect and desolation.
24 - The gates that act like circuit breakers, disturbing the energy generator of the undisciplined body mass of the city.
25 - Stylish industrial debris.
Bingo card 2 - Advanced difficulty level - Weirdness and poetry
1 - Pre-molded concrete objects (lintels, pails, lampposts) with lichens growing on them.
2 - The road to the distant forest, where a small light was twinkling from time to time last night.3 - Nobody can decide how long the road is.
4 - Reflections of sodium lamps. The road at night is a joy, a thing of spirit.
5 - Ancient trackways, elements of the megalithic, primitive mounds and encirclements.
6 - Narrow streets, memories seeping out of walls.
7 - Doomed buildings on the brink of oblivion.
8 - Heretics.
9 - Black and jagged against a lowering and stormy sky.
10 - Hallucinatory half-country.
11 - The point where the city loses it, abdicates, gives up its ghosts.
12 - That cherished place which this road is leading to.
13 - Weeds, clumps of grass, roadside planting.
14 - Computer generated graphics.
15 - Never acknowledged as a coherent identity it nevertheless lingers in the infrastructural unconsciousness of the city.
16 - Trash, dirt and dust. Rubbish blown against a perimeter fence.
17 - Pilgrims.
18 - You feel the presence of the sea behind the buildings.
19 - Grotesquely stacked humans, a tainted spot on the map, a hellhole.
20 - Looking down into the swampy wastes of the river.
21 - The fear of the human dead.
22 - Places outside the guidebook, places you have never visited and have not even heard of,
23 - A random dude.
24 - A TV-monitor playing real-time absences. Somewhere unknown, twenty-four hours a day.
25 - This word kept on passing through my head. I think the landscape was actually trying to tell me something.
- Iain Sinclair – London Orbital
- James George Frazer – The Golden Bough
- John Rogers, Nick Papadimitriou – venturesintopography.wordpress.com
- Igor Savchenko – dironweb.com/savchenko/