TO LEARN THE RULES AND TO BOOK CLICK HERE
You phone +31 (0) 10 892 8580
If someone picks up the phone, you may use the surrealist taxi if it is available.
You may also book in advance.
You can indeed leave a message. Someone might phone you back. but they might not.
If booked, the surrealist taxi will pick you up.
The surrealist taxi will deal you five cards.
The cards will determine direction of travel and time of travel in specified direction.
If you wish to alight, having found something interesting, you will shout stop.
If you wish to be dealt another card you will be dealt another card.
You will travel solo, in a pair or a three.
The surrealist taxi will cost £9/€5 per card with a minimum buy in of five cards.
You will receive a memento of your journey.
To Learn Why The Surrealist Taxi is Click Here
The Surrealist Taxi is a durational performance which was created by Helen Scarlett O’Neill and Harry Ross
the surrealist taxi WAS made for Fruit for the Apocalypse.
From its BASEs IN LONDON AND ROTTERDAM it has been to the following towns and cities – sometimes intentionally sometimes not (due to the nature of the performance):
berlin, Brienz, Bitche, Chicago, edgware, Kassel, narni, Paris, Prague, Rome, Southampton, Turin, Warsaw, Wisbech and Zagreb.
The performance has been running continuously since 1st July 2010.
the service is available 24/7 if the driver answers the phone and accepts your fare - like all taxi services.
The journey is determined by drawing playing cards and determining direction of travel and distance by suit and card value.
The Surrealist Taxi uses a surrealist deck of cards which were created in 1941 by André Breton, Victor Brauner, Oscar Dominguez, Max Ernst, Jacques Hérold, Wifredo Lam, Jacqueline Lamba, André Masson and Frédéric Delanglade at The Villa Air-Bel in Marseille.
The Villa Air-Bel was a safe house which was run by the Americans Varian Fry, Miriam Davenport and Mary Jayne Gold. From 1940-1941 they helped over 2,000 anti-Nazi and Jewish dissidents escape Vichy France.
It was a risky operation, and during the wait for Visas Breton devised the rules. Each artist had to draw lots for two picture cards which would depict their heroes.
The cards were designed in pencil, gouache or water-colour.
To Look at some of the cards click here
THE SURREALIST TAXI HAS USED A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT VEHICLES:
1979 Mercedes-BENZ 250E (W123)
1983 Toyota crown Super saloon (MS112)
1986 mercedes-benz 280se (W126)
1986 JAGUAR XJ6 (Mark 3)
1990 mercedes-benz 300SE (W126)
1994 fiat coupe (2.0 20v)
1999 Fiat coupe Turbo (2.0 20v)
the current surrealist taxi is a 1993 chevrolet beretta CL
book IT by PHONING +31 (0) 10 892 8580 GOOD LUCK!