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CC: Exquisite Corpse Spring 2018 - USA

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Swap Coordinator:CurlyTea (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 23, 2018
Date items must be sent by:May 18, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

This will be our fourth crack at playing the exquisite corpse game with each other ... by ourselves!

Create a collage postcard of a figure using a minimum of 4 different parts. Each person will create their own figure (this is not a collaboration).

This is different than how we've done this in the past. In the previous versions of this swap, we only allowed 4 pieces to comprise the figure. For this swap, you can use as many pieces as you want to create your surreal figure - with a minimum of 4 pieces.

Your collage can combine human, robot, plant or animal parts or whatever else fits.

Some of this can be drawn or painted or rubber stamped or whatever. Incorporate all your wonderful art skills to create your figure but be mindful that this is a collage group.

The background can be as many parts as you want. Ask if you have questions.

Postcards can be any size. Preferably sent naked but if you've had issues in the past, pop it into an envelope or one of those clear envelopes or whatever. Be sure to apply proper postage.

Get creative, have some fun and celebrate the surreal!


Image above from Bill Donovan (I think)

Do a search at google images for exquisite corpse collage and you get some GREAT examples!

History: Surrealist artists played a collaborative, chance-based parlor game, typically involving four players, called Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse). Each participant would draw an image (or, on some occasions, paste an image down) on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal their contribution, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution.

Taking turns adding onto each others drawings and collages resulted in fantastic composite figures, such as Nude by Yves Tanguy, Joan Mira, Max Morise, and Man Ray. The resulting nude female figure combines a humorous and absurd array of features from leaf ears to snowshoe feet. For the Surrealists, Exquisite Corpse was a perfect parlor game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen elements, and group collaboration all in service of disrupting the waking minds penchant for order.


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