Space to Improvise - writercize #66

This afternoon I headed down to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and had a blast playing in an outdoor installation created with these long yellow-green stringy tubes.  One of the most interesting aspects of it all was watching how people interacted with the space and what stories they invented for what those strings could be.  It was like being in a free outdoor comedy improv workshop.

I know it's not the same as a tactile experience, but I took a few photos to share.  Sometimes simple exposure to something different from the every day can inspire outside the box thinking and writing!

writing exercise: Imagine various scenarios inspired by this space.

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Here are just a few of the ways we interacted with the tubes:
  • "Roll around" (too dirty on the ground to actually do this!) like meatballs in a huge bowl of spaghetti.
  • "Drink" through the straws to the earth's overhead nebulous supply of lemonade.
  • Crawl through the tall grass as tiny ants.
  • Climb up Rapunzel's hair.
  • Get tangled in a neon spiderweb.

Here are a few scenarios we saw and overheard:
  • Overgrown fingernails.
  • Beams representing poisonous fumes in the atmosphere.
  • Swinging Tarzan and Jane.


  1. Wow! That looks like so much fun!
    From the looks of it, I'm thinking lice in someone's hair. I know -gross!

  2. Gross, but that totally works! It was sooo much fun. We giggled our way through the afternoon.


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