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CC: Exquisite Corpse postcard

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CC: Exquisite Corpse postcard
Swap Coordinator:Angie (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Handmade  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:16
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 13, 2017
Date items must be sent by:November 15, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

We haven't done this swap for about a year so let's get another one going ...

This will be our third crack at playing the exquisite corpse game with each other ... by ourselves!

Create a collage postcard of a figure using 4 different parts.

The parts should be divided like this:

1 head/shoulders
2 shoulders/torso
3 hips/legs
4 legs/feet

Your collage can combine human, robot, plant or animal parts or whatever else fits.

Some of this can be drawn or painted or rubber stamped or whatever. Incorporate all your wonderful art skills to create your figure but be mindful that this is a collage group.

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Just to be clear, the figure should be only 4 parts. The background can be as many as you want. Ask if you have questions.

Postcards can be any size. Preferably sent naked but if you've had issues in the past, pop it into an envelope or one of those clear envelopes or whatever. Be sure to apply proper postage.

Get creative, have some fun and celebrate the surreal!

** Image above is by Sabine Remy

Do a search at google images for exquisite corpse collage and you get some GREAT examples!

Surrealist artists played a collaborative, chance-based parlor game, typically involving four players, called Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse). Each participant would draw an image (or, on some occasions, paste an image down) on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal their contribution, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution.

Taking turns adding onto each other’s drawings and collages resulted in fantastic composite figures, such as Nude by Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Morise, and Man Ray. The resulting nude female figure combines a humorous and absurd array of features—from leaf ears to snowshoe feet. For the Surrealists, Exquisite Corpse was a perfect parlor game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen elements, and group collaboration—all in service of disrupting the waking mind’s penchant for order.



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dvmac 11/ 2/2017 #

Just to be clear - this is not a four part swap, correct? We do all four parts and send to our partner?

Artstamper 11/ 4/2017 #

We usually do all 4 parts at once for this one. The other way might make a fun swap too.

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