Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

An ongoing series inspired by 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.

Round 1 2006

Round 2 2007

Round 3 2008

Round 4 2009

Round 5 2011

Round 6 2014

"How can I describe the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen? I’ll begin by saying that standing in front of the graphically designed panels—each nearly three feet tall—made me feel lighter inside. My heart opened up like the palm of a hand ready to receive the swirl of images … As one panel relentlessly bled into the next, I seemed to enter a Freudian nightmare that was somehow freeing and frighteningly familiar."
— Jenny Ashley