Group writing piece Exquisite Consequences is now online.
The collaborative text is made by four groups of writers who over the period given by designer Ella Sutherland each responded in writing to the last line of the previous writer’s text. It takes its structure from the Surrealist method known as the ‘Exquisite Corpse’, where artists would draw the following part of the body without seeing the one preceding.
Reimagined in words in an age where writing and text is being explored to adorn, distance, evade and evoke the body, the press release and announcement for Exquisite Consequences suggests poignantly that “each body hangs on this sequence”.
Included in the work is contributions by Eleanor Weber, who had a solo show incorporating text and readings at Berlin’s M.I/mi1glisse earlier this year, and for which Sutherland designed the font, Z.O Mahoney, Kelly Fliedner, Catherine Borra and others who just go by their initials, like BF, AG and AC.
See the Exquisite Consequences website for more details.**