Gueststudio 1: Izabela Oldak

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.