Surreal games inspiring cyber culture
A player writes a phrase on a piece of paper, covers part of it with a fold, then passes it on to the next player, who repeats the process, passing it on to another player. The final result is a surreal merge of the players collective imaginations, an Exquisite Corpse.
Initially exquisite corpses emerged as a playful game in the form of poems, and soon evolved into a continuous interchange between the poetic and the pictorial. The co-existing Dada attitude further provoked tensions between word and image, to free them from their ordinary usages.
Exquisite corpses have been roaming the internet for years..
..like this beautiful decade-long exquisite corpse (this is only a small segment):
And then there’s that Exquisite Corpse that found its way into virtual space:
Im personally not a fan of zombie-fiction/popculture, but I’m happy to see that exquisite corpses are still alive, and slowly, quietly, more of them are coming.