More about the Exquisite Corpse history and origins:
More about our collaborative process:
Black and sepia Ink Drawing on Hot Pressed Board, 30×40 inches. The Corpse gave me a chance to collaborate with a group of awesome artists and also address the subject of the body. I have dealt with the body a lot as a photographer and this was a very different experience. To me the question of what happens to the body and what is the body is as important as what is outside of it, part of the reason i dislike ruffled backgrounds is because the substance of what is around the thing is as important and material as the thing. I am also very interested in the contact – how is the body situated in what surrounds it, since it’s essentially the same matter, it’s just a trick that it’s invisible to the naked eye.
Location: Part of a Absurdas Exquisite Corpse collaboration
Earth never stopped spinning for me in 2009, it started with a beautiful dance with most dear friends in a chilly square in Sofia. We danced a horo and made merry. Since then 10 years worth of things happened, but even more things didn’t happen and the latter turned out to be really important unhappenings. I can only say I didn’t get enough of my family and dearest friends in 2009 so I’d love to have more in 2010.
The other almost as important event was of course seeing Picasso’s Guernica in the Reina Sofia in Madrid, in the last days of December. along with it seeing Picasso’s process while developing his ideas for the giantic piece – it was as if seeing Michelangelo carving a slave or Bernini growing Daphne’s marble tree. “Effortless” Guernica took an enormous amount of rejection to make the perfect composition. My quick iphone notes from that moment:
“Reina Sofia . Dali, Picasso, popova, Magritte , Dali:) the masters had impeccable sense for composition. Broad strokes, Dali’s paintings are very detailed and full of wonder. And finally the guernica by picasso – picasso’s fury monochromatic with perfect sense for composition, I crave to get closer . Odd looks a bit like a collage. Increddible. This has been such an intense day so far. Seeing picasso’s process was a very special / guernica looks effortless but took a lot of preparation and study. In hindsight now i understand why Guernica looks like a collage – He worked on and developed parts individually. Can’t get enough of Picasso… My back is killing me:) but I am still on the second floor.”