Obstruction Dice

I created a series of Obstruction Dice, leaning heavily on construct’s like Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies, and The Five Obstructions by Lars von Trier. Each dice, to be rolled during class, can drastically change outcomes and expectations depending on the “obstruction” rolled. Embracing chance methods can generate unexpected solutions or unstick stuck progress. “Chance is in many ways an indispensable condition because it lies outside of logic. With logic, and therefore with technology, we can test something that we already believe to be there, while with intuition, with imagination and creativity, there’s a different contact with reality which allows us to understand other qualities which do not lead to a practical result, but one of knowledge.”

Claudio Cerritelli, Between Art and Science, Interview with Bruno Munari