Time-traveller’s potlatch

‘Each participant indicates the gift that he or she would present to various historic figures on the occasion of their meeting. Thus, each player in turn can nominate an historic figure and all of the players then write down their response. Once all of the responses are written down and the round completed, they are read aloud within the circle.’ 

REMEDIOS VARO

ML: A voluminous robe made from gold Lamé 

CC: A white bear who speaks in seven tongues

SC: A little glass dog, insides filled with squirming green vines

ODYSSEUS

SC: A large wooden oar shaped like a phallus

ML: A condom

CC: 5 & 20 bolts of oiled sailcloth

HYPATIA

CC: A pearl necklace

ML: Oyster sauce

SC: A pair of singing oysters

CASSANDRA

CC: A snakeskin purse in which to carry the severed ears of her enemies

ML: Agreement

SC: A field of sentient ropes

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN

CC: An orb which transports him to any point in time when swallowed

ML: Colt 45

SC: Cast-iron tear

BUSTER KEATON:

CC: A pocket watch with a chain

ML: A daisy to wear on his lapel

SC: A smile

CHARLES DARWIN

CC: A hardy specimen of the tortoise variety

ML: A bag of yams

SC: A black-haired burrowing duck

BESSIE A. FICKLEN

CC: A handmade doll with eyes made of glass

ML: A swatch of soft green velvet cloth

SC: A hotel run by wayward trickster puppets

FRANKLIN ROSEMONT

CC: A diorama featuring a prairie and a sloth

ML: A music box

SC: A golden machine gun, shooting miniature suns

-SC, ML, CC