Exquisite Corpse (“cadavre exquis” in French) is an exercise used by Surrealist writers and visual artists to create original writing and images inspired by the unconscious mind. The exercise is based on an old parlor game called Consequences in which players wrote in turn on a sheet of paper, folded it to conceal part of the writing, and then passed it to the next player for another contribution.
Dada and surreal artists such as Andre Breton, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miro, and Max Morise took part in this form of art on a regular basis.
As part of the exhibit, Exquisite Corpse curated by Jenny Lam at the Fulton Street Collective located in Chicago (opening Friday, September 2, 7-10pm), I will have the opportunity to collaborate with two other artists (a photographer and a poet/photographer) to create an Exquisite Corpse. I will be meeting with the artists tomorrow evening to begin collaboration. Starting tomorrow I will have the privilege of adding my name to the above list of artists who have created an exquisite corpse.
I'm not sure what to expect, but I am certain this will be interesting!