Thursday, July 28, 2005

Introduction

"Among Surrealist techniques exploiting the mystique of accident was a kind of collective collage of words or images called the cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse). Based on an old parlor game, it was played by several people, each of whom would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution. The technique got its name from results obtained in initial playing, "Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau" (The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine).*

I guess this is as good a summary of what this Blog is going to be as any. It is going to be a random collage of thoughts, anecdotes, reflexions, musings and other introspections.
Of course, feel free to comment on anything, take it apart, take it with you, add to it, criticise, elaborate...

*Source: "Dada & Surrealist Art," by William S. Rubin, Chief Curator of the Painting and Sculpture Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York 1968

2 comments:

F said...

Hey

this looks excellent - good luck with it, and I hope all posts are as educational as that one :)

La Bamba

Anonymous said...

I used to play this!
Looking forward to reading more.