This is our second Exquisite Corpse. This time we did two rounds of the visual telephone game.
The name Exquisite Corpse is derived from a parlor game enjoyed by the French Surrealists in the salons of the early 1920s. The artists would each draw a body part (limb, head, torso, etc) on a piece of paper and then pass it on to the next artist, concealing all but the connecting lines. The next artist would add his part then pass it to another. The resulting collaborative drawing would be a body or corpse with a bit from each artist. The process celebrates the unexpected, and results in unusual, surprising, and exquisite creations.
We've modified the collaborative process to work for photographic art. Each artist is only allowed to see the photo from the person ahead of them. Influenced by some aspect of the previous image whether it be composition, theme, subject, color, or gesture, the photographer creates a new photo and passes it to the next artist in line. The visual thread that is created leads the viewer on a photographic journey with each image dependent on the one before and after it. The result is an Exquisite Corpse with intriguing and unpredictable juxtapositions.
The photographers are: Aga, Annette, Brian, Dan, Maki, Michael, Rick, Sevtap, and Tim.