Cadavre Exquis workshop
13.05.2011, Haags Montessori Lyceum (HML)
During art lessons in one of the classroom I have done the workshop with teenagers.
I asked them to play the Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse) which was a favourite surrealist game from the mid-1920s onwards. I started the game, by drawing little pattern, after that I covered the picture leaving merely a small part for another person to continue from this point on. In the end every person created a drawing on one surface a big roll of paper without knowing the input of another.
The experience of the game has a references to the mural I would like to do in the back of the school. Where I asked children to leave me little notes, drawing of their wishes according to the final design of the mural.
The result is a collaboration with strong sense of individualism and a surprise.
The DCR is a multi disciplined artist initiative, located near the city centre in the former office building of the electric power plant in The Hague. It offers workspace to 40 artists (members), Nest, Studio Loos, Danslab and Zeebelt theatre company... and we have 3 guest studio's available for applicant artists.