Exquisite Corpses

Exquisite Corpses by the Pack of Wolves

Exquisite Corpses

Whilst in London recently with Layla Holzer and Marie-Louise Plum to install the Pack of Wolves’ exhibition at the Winns Gallery we took the opportunity to indulge in some collaborative drawing exercises.

The exquisite corpse technique was invented by 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. The name 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.”).

We were all rather pleased by the results and it was fascinating to note the recurring themes that we all dipped into unaware of one another’s contributions.

You can view the full set of drawings that we produced here on the Pack of Wolves’ blog.