The Tapestry of M . A .   / Iconographic Exquisite Corpse  //   2021 - . . .

The Tapestry of M.A.

 is an Iconographic Exquisite Corpse,

a participative and collaborative project using photographic archives.

Since 2011,

I created a background of photographic archives that she constantly feeds.

A database named [MArchives Collection]

which she is currently building into an online platform.

Every willing participant

who offers an archival image to the Tapestry

will have to agree for his/her image to enter the database.

The Tapestry of M.A. is an ongoing project,

the images will be available soon for viewing on [MArchives Collection].

Murmuration //

Mahalla Festival // 2021

Yeldegirmeni & Kadiköy Sanat Merkezi 

Istanbul, Turkey.

Def . Exquisite Corpse


Exquisite Corpse, also known as

“exquisite cadaver”

(from the original French

term cadavre exquis),

is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled.

Each collaborator adds to a composition

in sequence, either by following a rule or by being only allowed to see

the end (a fragment) of what the previous person contributed. 

The game gained popularity in artistic circles during the 1920s when it was adopted as a technique by artists of the Surrealist movement « DADA » to generate collaborative compositions.

* « Nude », 1926-27

 Collective work by Yves Tanguy,

Joan Miro, Max Morise, Man Ray.