1. Under no circumstances
can the participant be threatened either physically or mentally. Nor can the
participant be unduly distressed.
2. Participant must be
willing to be part of the Lessendgame. Waivers shall be signed at some point
in the beginning stages.
3. No product or company
shall be promoted by way of incidental advertising. All incidental advertising
shall be removed from the works within the Lessendgame.
4. Questionnaires must be
filled out in full and explored with the participant.
5. No age restrictions
apply per se. However, some Lessendgames are intended for adults. All
international, federal, provincial, state and local laws apply.
6. In the event of illicit
drug use, the participants must themselves decide whether or not to break the
law. The Lessendgame takes no responsibility for illegal drug use.
7. Secret cameras and
hidden recording devices can be used only if permission has been granted by
all participants in the Lessendgame. Devices can be secretly used only once
said permission has been granted.
8. All references to
artists* must be footnoted and referenced in writing. This includes persons
who are dead.
9. Fake identities are
permitted but impersonation is not. All persons in the Lessendgame must be
credited if participation beyond “normal” duties is required. ie. if they
act in the Lessendgame. In the case of a clerk or ticket collector, for
example, they would not normally be credited or be required to be credited. If
their involvement goes beyond such “normal” duties, however, then they
must be credited.
10. The participant must
not be physically touched in any way unless said contact is invited.
11. No participant or
involved person is required to perform any act that is contrary to any
religious, moral, philosophical or political belief.
12. All slander and hate
crime laws exist in the parameters of the Lessendgame.
13. All philosophical
decisions related to the parameters of Lessendgames will be decided by B.
Tjepkema or the person appointed by his authority.
14. No participant shall
be in any way locked in or confined. Although some doors or ways may be
locked, an exit must always be provided and in no way unduly obfuscated.
15. Children can
participate in Lessendgames only if permission by the parent(s) has been
granted. Children are not permitted to work as employees of a Lessendgame.
Participation must be voluntary and financial payment for said participation
16. The participant has
the right to edit their part in the final cultural product ( film or otherwise
) The author/director of the Lessendgame reserves the right to exhibit (or not
exhibit) said edited work.
17. Deception is permitted
but must be done in accordance with above rules. At some point the participant
must be told of such falsehoods.
18. No sexual act can be
part of a Lessendgame. Nudity is also to be avoided. In some cases, however,
an exception can be made.
19. Lessendgames should
not be profitable enterprises. No piece of a Lessendgame shall be sold. All
monies shall be used in the financing of the Lessendgame. Any excess money
must also be invested or, in lieu of reinvestment, given to charity.
20. Lessendgames must not
be associated with any political or religious organizations.
21. The ending of a
Lessendgame is always open. The author/director reserves the right to continue
with the Lessendgame.
22. The cultural products
of the Lessendgame can be altered at any time but only under the supervision
of the author/director.
23. Improvisation of
scripted action or dialogue is strictly forbidden unless explicitly invited.
24. Hierarchies of
authority will be strictly followed in the execution of a Lessendgame.
Commands will be absolute and not subject to input or debate.
25. Codes of secrecy can be implemented. Certain information can
be deemed classified.
26. Breaking any of these
rules may or may not result in a participant’s removal from the Lessendgame.
27. No surnames will be
used in any part of a Lessendgame. Under this definition of Lessendgame,
credits are considered to be outside the artwork.
28. Scholarly intensive
critical interpretations of the Lessendgames will be supervised by the author(s)/director(s)
29. Use of the name
Lessendgame in any artwork must be authorized by B. Tjepkema. Plagiarism of the
concept or title will be vigorously prosecuted.
30. What is or is not part
of a Lessendgame will be determined by its author/director.
31. All Lessendgames must be
approved by B. Tjepkema or by someone appointed on his authority.
32. Hidden audiences are
permitted provided general permission has been given by the participant.
33. These rules are subject
to change at any time and without notice upon the authority of B. Tjepkema.
*an artist in this sense can
mean a writer, painter, film maker, musician, architect or anybody directly
related in a creative facet within the artistic context of a Lessendgame.