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Gallery: Exquisite Corpse

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Posted: Tuesday, 29th May 2007

Similar to the game Consequences, The Exquisite Corpse was an 'automatic' game played by Surrealists. It involved one person drawing, or writing, something on a piece of paper, and then folding it to conceal their work from the next player. The next participant would then continue the drawing without seeing the original piece. The aim of this was to create odd conjunctions, both humorous and poetic, and without preconceived thought.

We asked artists including Grayson Perry, George Melly and Phillipe Starck to create an Exquisite Corpse exclusively for Imagine... See the surreal results by clicking on the images below or viewing the gallery.

Panel 1 (hires)  By Marcel Dzama
Panel 1 (hi res)  By Laura Ford and Patrick Hughes
Panel 1 (hi res)  By Philippe Starck
Panel 1 (hi res)  By Jean-Paul Goude and Michel Gondry
Panel 1 (hi res)  By Jean-Jaques Lebel and George Melly
Panel 1 (hi res)  By Zoe Walker and Stephen Jones
Panel 1 (hi res)  By Grayson Perry

From the episode Imagine... It's the Surreal Thing, 29th May 2007

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