On the 31st of March, 2009,
Luna & Edo played Conditional Drawings with Paralelo participants in Sao Paulo.

For the participants of the Paralelo conference in Sao Paulo we offered the workshop Conditional Drawings.
In the workshop the participants, in small groups, create collaborative drawings based on simple instructions.
The tight limitations of these instructions stimulate absurd associating, expression of half-finished ideas, discovery of personal affections and aversions and new fantasy worlds.
This workshop is based on Jonathans drawing game, only the set of instructions is somewhat appropriated for the theme of the Paralelo conference.

Conditional Drawing instructions:

  • Four players sit around the table with a large paper sheet on top.
  • Each turn every participant first receives a unique card with 3 instructions: adding an element, modifying an element, creating a relationship between elements. These instructions were randomly selected from the list of instructions to the right.
  • Then, the participants get 3 minutes to execute those instructions by drawing on the paper.
  • The turn ends by them explain to each other what they've drawn.

A full session lasts approximately 50 minutes.

1st card-instruction:

- add a personal fascination
- add a problem
- add a technological element
- add a artificial element
- add a human element
- add a natural element
- add a futuristic element
- add a cultural element

2nd card-instruction:

- infect
- improve
- add detail
- simplify
- constrain
- radicalize
- destroy
- attack
- defend
- criticize
- distribute

3rd card-instruction:

- create a border
- create a relationship
- create a dependency
- make a comparison
- show a consequence
- show an alternative or solution
- show a structure
- change the scale