Friday, October 12, 2007

Playing the game

Along the route through Rauma there are 2 stops:

First stop TANGIERS: horse shoe throwing for luck.

At Tangiers 2 girls with bonnets - an adaptation of the "Voortrekker kappie" - helped patricipants play the 16th century horse shoe game. For each hit a participant won liquirice sweets in the shape of pirate coins, salmiakki in Finnish.

The road to CAIRO

Second stop CAIRO

At CAIRO 2 friendly robbers barbeque pork sausages, fusing the South African national passtime with traditional Finnish cuisine.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Rules of the game

Opening of the exhibition at Lonnstrom Art Museum: Friday night 6pm

The game starts at "Cape Town", Saturday 12h00

  • - Follow the yellow arrows through Old Rauma
  • - There are 2 stops along the way: Tangiers and Cairo
  • - The route takes about 45 minutes and is in the shape of the African continent

***Be sure to wear something YELLOW!

You might meet some characters on the way...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A little luck can go a long way...

Today we collected horse shoes as these are needed for the game at the Tangiers stop. At Tangiers, participants can play a 17th Century game, trying their luck by aiming horse shoes at wooden pegs. Winners receive pirate coins which they can chew on, whilst following our arrows through Old Rauma.
We also attempted to complete the museum component of the show, but since many of the other artists have arrived by now, the museum staff was running around to welcome everyone and meet new demands. So instead, we claimed our territory outside the building by putting up a swarm of Cape '07 signs around the museum.

Tomorrow and on Friday there will be MORE press conferences, and we are also meeting with some school groups to introduce the rules of our version of the game, so that they can play on Saturday.

The opening of the COMMON GROUND exhibition is this Friday and Saturday at noon the route through town oficially starts.

To accommodate the tranquil Finns, we have adapted our hardened criminals,to braai sausages at Cairo, so that participants may not go hungry...very unlike the REAL African robbers, we know. (See the front page of any SA newspaper for more information).

We also hope to participate in the international championships of the Afrikan Tahti board game which happens at the Theatre for the whole of Sunday.

What are we doing today?

The same as every day... Try to take over the world.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hallucinogenic mushrooms and bronze age burial sites

Closer inspection and a sharp eye will reveal traces of the opening event on Saturday 6 October.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

En route

Details along the Star of Africa route through Rauma: