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By Davis Schneiderman

In a parlor video game performed by way of the Surrealist group—the most desirable avant-gardists in their time—participants made their marks at the quadrants of a folded sheet of paper: a many-eyed head, a distorted torso, arms fondling swollen breasts, snarling reptilian-dog toes descending from an egg-shaped middle. The “Exquisite Corpse,” because it was once known as, continues to be greatly alive, having discovered inventive and significant expression from the times of the Surrealists all the way down to our personal. this system has been utilized in collective creative protocols because the “rules of engagement” for experimental artwork, as a kind of social interplay, and in its place mode of serious thinking.
 
This assortment is the 1st to handle either historic and modern works that hire the ritual of the cadavre exquis. It deals a distinct evaluation of the efforts of students and artists to articulate new notions of crossing temporal and spatial barriers and to event in a brand new manner the body’s mutability via visible, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic frames. Bringing jointly various writers from throughout disciplinary obstacles, this quantity keeps the cultural and methodological suggestions that experience spread out because the first days of the “Exquisite Corpse.”

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