Exquisite Corpse is a game-based art form invented by the Surrealists that depends on a formulaic method: adjective, noun, verb, noun, to create poems; head, torso (often in upper and lower parts), and legs for images. Each is based on an accidental or unconscious collaboration of at least two artists, that is, each provides his or her part without knowing what the other has selected. 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).
This website uses eweet eStrategery to automate the process of passing images between players so that there is less waiting and more corpse'ing.
[ Last updated August 27, 2003 ]