2011 will mark EXCOR's MIDLIFE. We have just published an 80-page book of our adventure featuring the history of Exquisite Corpse, our EXCOR revival story, and images of all 50 works.
We believe the combination of the fascinating Surrealist history followed by the “new surrealists” similarly rebelling against today's "raging madness" makes an unusual and creatively-intriguing story and event.
Contact: Sherry Parker (707) 528-6176; firstname.lastname@example.org
Revival of Exquisite Corpse
EXCOR, a group of Nor Cal artists, is a revitalization of the mid-20's Surrealist game, Exquisite Corpse – one of many games of chance, discovery, and hilarity played as a diversion against the "raging madness" of the decade.
This is a blind collaborative visual exercise where one artist begins by creating a head (of sorts), conceals it from the next who completes the torso, and a third player is assigned the bottom of the creation – none of them having seen the others' work.
Notable artists of the time, such as Duchamp, Ernst, Tanguy, Man Ray, Picabia, Miro, and Dali produced some remarkable creations via this game.
Excor artists: Jenny Honnert Abell, Todd Barricklow, Foster Beigler, Don Bishop, Katie Black, Mary Black, Deborah Colotti, Pam Dixon, Max DuBois, Connie Goldman, Harley, Deborah Hayner. Marna Hill, Corey Hitchcock, Kurt Kemp, Dina Kuntz, Helena Leifer, Hamlet Mateo, Sherry Parker, Deborah Salomon, Michael Scheurer, Sylvia Seventy, Wil Smith, Karen Sommer, Stan Sommer, Jennifer Sturgill, Sandra Ortiz Taylor, Bunny Tobias, Patti Trimble, Mario Uribe, Sally Weare, Shane Weare, Bob Yagura.