Exquisite Corpse is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each participant adds to a composition in a given sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. The technique was invented by the Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences 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.
Since the middle of September, 14 local artists and designers have created their own Exquisite Corpse in the gallery space at I.U. Center for Art+Design. Artists worked in teams to build on what the previous team had installed. The end result is an art installation over the course of the past eight weeks.
Come meet the artists and enjoy an improvisational dance performance. The Center will remain open until 9 PM so that the public who has come out to see the parade can drop in.
December 1, 3 PM–5 PM
IU Center for Art+Design, Jackson Street
Free and open to the public