Exquisite Corpse History
According to Wikipedia the Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled.
The technique was invented by surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper,
fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching. Breton said the diversion started about 1925, but Pierre Reverdy wrote that it started much earlier, at least before 1918.
In a variant now known as picture consequences, instead of sentences, portions of a person were drawn. Later the game was adapted to drawing and collage, producing a result similar to children's books in which the pages were cut into thirds, the top third pages showing the head of a person or animal, the middle third the torso, and the bottom third the legs, with children having the ability to "mix and match" by turning pages.
The Exquisite Corpse Show
When Kat Green approached Missy Reitner-Cameron with a fun idea that would include corpses and collaboration, Missy was hooked immediately. After many fun facetime calls a list of artists was developed, specifications were agreed upon and art was being made. With a diverse group of artists the corpses are fun, freaky and a collectors dream.
We are looking for places to hang this amazing show so if you have any interest please contact Missy Reitner-Cameron via email firstname.lastname@example.org.