Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mashup: Extreme + Picnic Pt.1

Mashup Exploration part 1

Extreme Picnic is a development from Post-Museum’s interest in land contestation (Bukit Brown Index, 2014-) and communal spaces (OutPost series, 2011-). The project is a mash-up of picnic and extreme sports.  

Extreme in 

adjectiveextremer, extremest.
of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average:
extreme measures.
utmost or exceedingly great in degree:
extreme joy.
farthest from the center or middle; outermost; endmost:
the extreme limits of a town.
farthest, utmost, or very far in any direction:
an object at the extreme point of vision.
exceeding the bounds of moderation:
extreme fashions.
going to the utmost or very great lengths in action, habit, opinion, etc.:
an extreme conservative.
last or final:
extreme hopes.

the utmost or highest degree, or a very high degree:
cautious to an extreme.
one of two things as remote or different from each other as possible:
the extremes of joy and grief.
the furthest or utmost length; an excessive length, beyond theordinary or average:
extremes in dress.
an extreme act, measure, condition, etc.:
the extreme of poverty.
  1. the first or the last term, as of a proportion or series.
  2. a relative maximum or relative minimum value of a function in agiven region.
Logic. the subject or the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism;either of two terms that are separated in the premises and brought together in the conclusion.
Archaic. the utmost point, or extremity, of something.

A picnic is an excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors (al fresco or en plein air), ideally taking place in a scenic landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before an open-air theatre performance, and usually in summer. Descriptions of picnics show that the idea of a meal that was jointly contributed and was enjoyed out-of-doors were essential to a picnic from the early 19th century.

Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people or a large get-together such as company picnics and church picnics. It is also sometimes combined with a cookout, usually a form of barbecue; either grilling (griddling, gridironing, or charbroiling), braising (by combining a charbroil or gridiron grill with a broth-filled pot), baking, or a combination of all of the above.

On romantic and family picnics, a picnic basket and a blanket (to sit or recline on) are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics. In established public parks, a picnic area generally includes picnic tables and possibly other items related to eating outdoors, such as built-in grills, water faucets, garbage containers, and restrooms.

Some picnics are a potluck, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table for all to share. When the picnic is not also a cookout, the food eaten is rarely hot, instead taking the form of deli sandwiches, finger food, fresh fruit, salad, cold meats and accompanied by chilled wine or champagne or soft drinks.

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