the blind date assignment

the blind date assignment
(artist date adventures part I)

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the blind date assignment

this week you are going on a blind date. if are you already married-well, lucky you, because on this date your spouse is not invited. no matter that you’re seriously attached or seeing someone special. and whether you’re single and hopeful or sadly flying solo, this adventure awaits you and you and you too! what’s more, this brand of blind date has serious long term potential (statistics be damned!)

pick a day. choose a time. mark your calendar and look forward to it. show up.
when? look forward to what exactly? where do i show up?
ok, calm down (you can take the blindfold off too…) whenever you have an hour or two, this week, plan to spend your date doing whatever you would look forward to doing! you are planning this date. your artist will meet you there.
who?
that’s right. you are going on a date with your own personal artist. and yes, your artist is invisible (and yes, you may be at a table for two but appear to be alone in public.) everyone has an artist within them. consider it a muse or a trapped, creative inner child. maybe it’s the voice inside or chattering of the mind. call it your left brain, call it your soul or your free spirit. call it fred. however you imagine this artist, you’re about to confront it. you’re about to meet it (you have to take the blindfold off now…)

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what is an artist date? it’s an activity with a destination, a commitment that you make and uphold. it’s something you preplan and defend against other distractions (nobody else is allowed to come along!) why date an artist? because even an artist needs to be taken out of the house, outside or out on the town. and your artist wants to be with you- by your side, listened to, paid attention to. your artist must be taken care of, sheltered and exposed, nourished and spoiled, in order to survive.

this is just the first date! don’t spend a lot of money, don’t buy a new outfit. don’t go out of your way for this is the first artist date (there will be other artist date adventures as future adventureclubinteractive assignments, stay tuned!) for now, this week, simply get to know your inner artist. if you have met before, or already meet quite often, get reacquainted somewhere other than your office or studio (a coffee shop? museum? a photo shoot at the park?) go slow on the first date. be a little shy. be a good listener. honor your mutual needs (maybe your artist doesn’t want to be dragged to another coffee shop for the eight day of the week…) quite likely you both crave novelty, a break in routine, a breaking of rules (a new coffee shop out of town?!) most importantly- set aside the time and spend it alone together.


we will accept photographic or written submissions inspired by your blind date assignments in any format of form or prose. please submit your completed assignments via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com and we look forward to posting them on our blog for public view!

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head shots.

taking your head off.

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heading somewhere else.

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headshots stranger in plastic

finding your head.

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submission for the adventureclubinteractive head assignment.

pose gallery. by- adventureclubinteractive

what is a pose assignment

steph street pose

suppose a pose means having to pause where you are, how you are, what you’re doing.
but…what exactly are you doing?

court pegleg poseperhaps a pose is both contrived and candid.
the distance between the two is relative to forethought.

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paritcipate in the pose assignment.
compose a series of pose photography.
your collection should reflect an attempt answer to the question
what is a pose?

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share your masterpieces inspired by this assignment!
please submit completed assignments via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

challenge: surrealist dream exercise

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“nelly had a propeller hat flying dream in technicolor”

the surrealist art movement of the 20th century helped to give us all a visual window into the subconscious.  artists explored more imaginative images, dream-like scenes and unusual juxtapositions to show a world beyond our accepted reality.

in order to enhance his creative productivity and access this subconscious dream-state, salvador dali practiced a method he called “slumber with a key.”  dali would take a nap sitting upright in a chair holding a key in his hand with a plate on the floor placed underneath his dangling arm.  as soon as he began to fall asleep, the muscles of his hand relaxed causing the key to fall out of his hand and onto the plate with a loud crashing sound to jolt him awake.  dali then immediately sketched and painted the fresh images he witnessed in his dreams.

challenge:  adventureclubinteractive challenges you to tap into your “dream-state” for creative purpose.  try a variation on dali’s “slumber with a key” and awaken yourself mid-slumber to write, sketch, paint, sing, dance or however else you choose to express yourself.  feel free to take a nap holding a heavy skeleton key, or silverware or anything else that will jerk you awake when dropped on a plate.

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variation:  set an alarm and wake yourself up sometime between 2am-6am.  this is vata time, a wonderful time for active dreams, creativity, spiritual practices and meditation.  tap into this vata energy and get busy creating!