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Exquisite Corps

Postby kitoba » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:00 am

Quite a number of years ago, there was a "game" frequently played here called "Exquisite Corpse." Invented by the surrealists near the beginning of the last century, it challenges artists to collaborate on a picture, where each person views only enough of the existing image in order to provide a smooth transition.

Although I never participated, I enjoyed a lot of the finished images created here --if I remember, Dot was the ringleader!

At any rate, if any of those artists happen pass through here again, I thought they might enjoy seeing this new variation on that old concept --Exquisite Corps, a dance version of the same idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3pFxsYPLgU
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby Dodger77 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:18 am

Wait, you never participated in Exquisite Corpse? Really? Huh.
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby drachefly » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:33 pm

Agreed - I thought you would have. I never did one, I think - I lacked confidence in my art abilities. I do remember doing a drawing for 'eat poop you cats' (telephone oracle, with drawings and captions instead of questions and answers). I had an army of goats trying to deal with a fence or something.

I'd be up for doing a corpse now, though.

And of course, back to what you posted, that was a nifty video!
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby dotwarner » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:58 pm

wow, brings back memories!
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby kitoba » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:11 pm

Dodger77 wrote:Wait, you never participated in Exquisite Corpse? Really? Huh.


I've never been much of a visual artist, beyond doodles. But, like drache, I might be up for doing one now... *hint hint* *cough* Dot.

Do you have any links to the old images, btw? I still have a couple saved somewhere on disk.

I guess I could just do a search here on the forum...
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby Dodger77 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Who me? Alas, no. I seem to recall that Dot may have saved them shortly before Squeakymewmew took down Sluggy Pics for good, but I may be mis-remembering.

edit: I appear to be mistaken. There was no mention of saving the corpses when Squeakymewmew announced she was shutting Sluggy Pics down.
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby RamenChef » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:47 pm

Where is one such thread for this game?
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby Dodger77 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:31 pm

Here's an old thread. Note that all the links to finished pictures are broken because the site that hosted them was taken down several years ago.
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby RamenChef » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:43 pm

I think I'd be up for a corpse.
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby Celadon » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:41 am

I participated, although if I recall my submission was terrible, lol.

That dance video is kind of interesting, though. It's oddly mesmerizing.
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby dotwarner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 am

I put most of them together, so I probably have some of the old ones saved. i'll look.
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby dotwarner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:38 am

ok, i have folders and folders of corpses for multiple years (wanna feel old? the directories are labeled 2002 and 2003). Let me see about posting some online!!
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby dotwarner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:27 am

OK, I actually have even more than these, but here are a bunch of corpses from 2003/4. In some cases I have abbreviations of who did them, but for many I'm not sure who the "artists" were.

http://www.dabbledstudios.com/corpse
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Re: Exquisite Corps

Postby LobosSolos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:40 am

And now I'm thinking about the NSA trolling the forums with all this talk of corpses. lol.
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