Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Civilian Art Projects / Exquisite Corpse

June 24 - July 3, 2010

Exquisite Corpse - a collaborative photo project curated by Corcoran Photography alums Jessica Cebra, Dave Gustine, and Marissa Long.

Invented by Surrealists in 1925, the Exquisite Corpse method involves a group of collaborators assembling a collection of words or images - each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person has contributed. The technique 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 on to the next player for further contribution.

While the Exquisite Corpse being exhibited at Civilian Art Projects utilizes the method most commonly seen in the writing exercise, words have been substituted here with images.

The project's photographers are an eclectic mix in themselves, including many artists based in D.C., and others living in New York, California, and as far away as China and South Africa. The Exquisite Corpse photographers:
Ken Ashton
Page Carr
Jessica Cebra
Jenn DePalma
Ginger Farnham
Dave Gustine
Avi Gupta
Kyoko Hamada
Whitney Hubbs
Paul Jeffreys
Marissa Long
Seth Lower
Michael Lease
Kate MacDonnell
Antonio McAffee
Andy McMillan
Ed Panar
Laurel Ptak
Eric Powell
Ahndraya Parlato
Cory Riggle
Paul Schiek
Mike Terzano
Zach Storm
Sarah Small
Asha Schecter
Sarah Wilmer
Jason Zimmerman

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
(202) 607-3804

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