April 3, 2012 · Print This Article
Do you think you are brain enough to take our friends at theÂ London United Psychic Club? Or maybe this is the year Bad at Sports steps up to show our psychic dominance? Maybe not. But we feel that this might be your year.
2012 WORLD TELEKINESIS COMPETITION
a Noxious Sector project
June 7 – 30, 2012
Noxious Sector Arts Collective invites submissions for the 2012
WORLD TELEKINESIS COMPETITION, to be held in Seattle (WA) from
June 7 to June 30, 2012. Participation is not geographically
dependent — teams may participate from their home locations, in
North America and Internationally. Only the first 32 teams to
register will be included in the 2012 competition.
TEAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2012 (or until tournament schedule is full)
The WORLD TELEKINESIS COMPETITION is a forum for speculative
action — an organized tournament in which teams from around the
world engage in psychic competition to remotely influence the
behavior of a candle. Matches are played by lighting a candle at
the centre of the official game board, at an agreed-upon time,
signaling the beginning of the game. A match lasts for one hour,
or until the game candle is extinguished, whichever comes first.
In the event of a tie at the end of one hour, the match goes into
sudden death. The object of the game is to have the wax from the
candle drip onto the opposing team’s side of the game board. This
objective is to be accomplished by remote telekinetic influence.
The winning team will be awarded the World Telekinesis
Competition trophy, which they will get to keep until next year’s
competition. To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the World
Telekinesis Competition, theere will also be a set of
championship rings produced for the winning team.
To qualify for competition, teams must submit the following:
1. A statement of interest or method;
2. A list of three (3) members who comprise the team, and a
concise biographical statement for each team member;
3. A medium-resolution (2MB) image of each team member;
4. A team name and logo (medium resolution).
Submissions should be sent by email to:Â firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ Â with
ATTN: WORLD TELEKINESIS COMPETITION as the subject line.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: MAY 15, 2012
(or until tournament schedule is full)
Noxious Sector is a formalized forum for informal inquiry.
Dedicated to the exploration of questions of the imaginative, the
paranormal and the absurd, Noxious Sector attempts to redefine
the meaning of artistic possibility through extended propositions
that challenge consensual norms while also provoking stimulating
forums for dialogue and discourse.