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October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On October 14th, 2022 at 7:00pm, the Museum of Art – DeLand will be hosting a screening of The Exquisite Moving Corpse and a discussion with one of the creators, Sean Miller, and a participating artist, Terri Witek. The screening will take place in the lobby of the Museum of Art – DeLand at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, FL.
The Exquisite Moving Corpse started as a conversation between Chip Lord, Jack Massing, and Sean Miller in 2020. In planning The Exquisite Moving Corpse decisions were made to trade the methodology from the original Surrealist drawing strategy with video making. The Surrealist “Exquisite Corpse” was a French Café parlor game and strategy for collective art making in which players take turns writing on a piece of paper, in turn folding it to conceal what was previously written.
For the film, each invited artist made a one-minute video based on the last frame of the previous minute. The three originators curated (root word cura: to care for) the moving corpse by inviting 19 other artists each. Sixty artists in sixty minutes. Some artists produced their one-minute video within hours whereas others took weeks to complete their minute. All the work, play, sharing, and caretaking resulted in The Exquisite Moving Corpse, 2022. Two years of collective efforts produced an open-source project within an isolated yet digitally connected creative community of international artists.
Admission to the screening is free of cost and RSVPS are appreciated by calling 386-734-4371. After the screening, Sean Miller and Terri Witek will hold a discussion about the project and take questions.