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Parlor Rules

June 1, 2010
Hello and welcome to Exquisite Corpse Collective. As some of you know, this project has been an obession of mine for far too long, like eight months too long, some time and I’m thrilled to begin.

Read along below for a brief description of our parlor rules and check back here over the weekend when I’ll introduce the players for June.

Exquisite Corpse Collective is based on the parlor game, cadavre exquis, of creating art in turn. The participants create an assemblage of words and/or images that circulates amongst the players. Most of the imagery remains hidden, with only a small portion left in view so the next person can begin. Each participant creates their work as an extension of what was done before, interpreting the theme as their own.

Each month there will be three participants or players. Each person will present a sliver of their  image and then the final, triptych will be presented at the week’s end. Each player will have a chance to be in each position, (ie: top, middle, bottom; first, second, third, and so on), and the person who goes first, sets the theme.

The image each player chooses will be presented in a photo for purposes of the triptych, but the way to that image is up to the player, (ie: words, collage, painting, etc.)

We begin Monday, May 31st.

“Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.”  (“The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.”)

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  1. Renee permalink
    June 3, 2010 1:56 am

    How wonderful!! How can I become involved in this?? This is grand!! xoxo R

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