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THE TAPESTRY OF M . A . _ Iconographic Exquisite Corpse _ 2021 - . . .
The Tapestry of M.A. & Memorabilia
is an iconographic Exquisite Corpse,
a participative and collaborative project using photographic archives.
Every willing participant
who offers an archival image to the Tapestry
will have to agree for his/her image to enter the database and by so
inject their personal memory into the collective memory.
I created a background of photographic archives that I constantly feeds,
a database named MA_rchives_Collection
which I'm currently building into an online platform.
The Tapestry of M.A. is an ongoing project,
its archives will be available soon for viewing under Memorabilia.
The Tapestry of M.A. &
Memorabilia _ 2021
Yeldegirmeni & Kadiköy Sanat Merkezi
With the support of the
Ministry of Culture in France,
Regional Office of cultural affairs of Normandy,
Individual grant for creation 2020.
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.