On Light Night Arena opened its doors again for a fun participatory event for all the family. Our visitors paid homage to the Surrealists by creating their very own Exquisite Cadaver. You may know it as ‘Exquisite Corpse’ or the parlor game ‘Picture Consequences’. In this technique, which was famously adopted by the Surrealists, many people build a picture together, with individual sections concealed until the end, resulting in a fun and often rather strange ensemble!
The name ‘Exquisite Cadaver’ is derived from a phrase that resulted when Surrealists first played the game, “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.” – “The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.” André Breton writes that the game started as fun but became playful and enriching for him his fellow artists Yves Tanguy, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert, Benjamin Péret and Pierre Reverdy,
Thanks to everyone who took part in our huge Exquisite Cadaver Mural!
And if the photos aren’t enough for you have a look at this little move that we put together CLICK HERE TO GO TO VIMEO