Exquisite Corpse: An Ongoing Surrealist Collaboration

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Round 1 (2006)

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Round 2 (2007)

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Round 3 (2008)

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Round 4 (2009)

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Round 5 (2011)

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Round 6 (2013)

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Jimmy apRoberts and Brian Christopher present their ongoing collaborative project based on a drawing technique called "Exquisite Corpse." The technique was invented by Surrealists in 1925 and is based on an old parlour game 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. For this process, only 2 artists are involved, so the drawing becomes sort of a volleyball match. Since each artist only saw a tiny "slice" of the previous panel, neither has any idea what the other is creating. The result is an image greater than the sum of its parts. The artists work 12 panels at a time (considered a "round") and present their progress upon the completion of each round. Each panel is 32 inches tall, and widths range from 6 to 15 inches.