A concatenation by 5 UK-based artists.
The Exquisite Stone Corpse

Concatenation is a series of interconnected things or events; engaging with an initiative conceived by Sophie Loss in collaboration with Stone Squid Experimental Art Space and five artists follow the Exquisite Corpse procedure.

Exquisite Corpse or cadavre exquis was the game of consequences as employed, most notably by the Surrealists, with the intention to engender chance unexpected outcomes in collective works - a word or two, or a small portion of a drawing left visible from the edge of folded paper passed on to, and evolved by the next person in the chain.

The Exquisite Stone Corpse is a group project by artists; Judy Goldhill, Joanna Hill, Philip Lee, Sophie Loss & John McDowall. Each of the five artists, who utilise different mediums in their practice, will sequentially create a work developed from the previous participant's fragment.

The passed-on fragment may be a part of the completed work or an aspect of its developmental process. For the duration of the project each artist’s contribution will be inaccessible to the others, and discussion of their work and practice will be prohibited.

The starting point was devised and presented by Stone Squid, who will overview the project. A specific time interval is allocated to each artist within the project’s six months period, following which, the artists will collaborate with Stone Squideas on the installation of The Exquisite Stone Corpse in October 2010.

The installation has a live element which contains adult content

The Exquisite Stone Corpse
A concatenation by 5 UK-based artists.

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