Luna:

This workshop is an homage to my favourite poster by Yvon van Versendaal, made ten years ago. She was fascinated by a simple circle pattern on a plastic bag which we found on a trip we made together to Barcelona and translated it to a silkscreen print.

**Preparation**

- Play with four participants.
- Each participant has a colored pen: red, green, blue or black.
- The participants take clockwise turns:

**Goal**

The goal is to connect as many completed sets as possible.

**To Start**

Every player draws a small circle somewhere on the paper.

**Tasks Performed Every Turn Hereafter by Each Participant**

Then, draw as many new members as you have encircled.

If you complete a set draw three new small circles: two members and one outside the sets.

**General Rules** (see diagram)

**Make Sets:**

A set is a big circle of one colour containing three small circles [members] of the three remaining colours.

A set may not contain twice the same colour.

The diameter of the big circles should be between 5-10 cm, the small circles between 1-2 cm.

**Intersect Sets:**

A small circle has to be member of two sets.

At maximum only two sets may intersect on one location (see diagram: wrong- and right intersection).

**Complete Sets:**

If a set is completed, the remaining (not intersected) area has to be coloured by the colour that is completing it.

Edo: A session based on folding the paper. We used a set of formal rules which forced quite strict limitations on us four, but still left a few degrees of free choice. Enough to make us very interdependent: We had to discuss and coorporate.

**Initial Setup**

- Play with four participants.
- Each participant has a colored pen: red, green, blue or black.
- The participants take clockwise turns.

**Tasks Performed the First Turn by Each Participant**

- Lift your corner of the paper from the table and bring it to any place on the paper so that one other corner must be lifted too.
- While keeping the corner at its position, press the paper flat and make a fold.
- Unfold the paper again to its standard position.
- Place a dot somewhere on your fold.

**Tasks Performed All Following Turns by Each Participant**

**Folding the paper**

- Bring your corner of the paper to the end of the line drawn by the participant on your right.
- If that participant has only placed a dot, bring your corner to that dot.
- While keeping the corner at its position, press the paper flat and make a fold.
- Unfold the paper again to its standard position.
- If the fold is almost parallel to the edge of the paper, place some small dots at the ends of the fold, so to clearly mark it as
__your__fold.

**Draw a straight line**

- Start your line at the end of your last drawn line.
- Your line should always follow a fold.
- Your line may cross other lines but it may not be on top of other lines.
- The end of your line should always be where one of your own folds crosses a fold by someone else.

BALTAN Labatories in Eindhoven (NL) invited us to give a workshop for a group of 16 creative professionals.

The day consisted of a short presentation of our work and manifesto, and four drawing sessions: Two Conditional Drawing sessions in the morning, two Custom Rules sessions in the afternoon.

More info on the baltanlabatories.org announcement post and evaluation post (incl. list of participants).

More pictures on BALTANs flickr set.
We did a workshop simulating a beautiful day at the beach.

(at night, at Lunas kitchen table)

(at night, at Lunas kitchen table)

Roel: "entering the beach on a sunny day you will look for an empty place and position yourself right in the middle". - A fascinating form of self organization.