19 thoughts on “Exquisite Corpse – Hugo Crosthwaite | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

  1. "How when we travel, we take our narratives with us." I love all the philosophical layers hidden in that statement. 🙂 We bring our personal histories, that we can share, but we also bring our views on how the world is or isn't, including our biases (art or otherwise ;), ideals, styles, and judgements. And that act of interacting with another person/artist/culture is at its most rich when we remember that there are these different narratives, and we can be open to seeing and growing from other perspectives and narratives. "There won't be 'your piece sucks' or my piece is better', it's a collective piece of coming together," is a beautiful sentiment of what's possible. Great assignment! 🙂

  2. Exquisite dead guy
    Rotating in his display case
    Exquisite dead guy
    Swear I saw his mouth move

    Exquisite dead guy
    Outside my high-rise apartment
    Exquisite dead guy
    Hanging from a skyhook

  3. Used to play the writing version of the game all of the time in college with my writers' club buddies. We came up with a lot of weird stuff. It was fun!

  4. That is such a cool approach to collaboration! Love things like that which break down barriers to creating something beautiful with others!

  5. Me and my friends used to play a similar game! We used to create a human base and adding anything then passing it on. And when it came back to me, I could see the hilarious details my friends had added. I got reminded of that when I saw this

  6. Fantastic idea for interaction and collaboration.
    But, we only get one second to enjoy the final result of the drawing in this video?! 😦 Seems very anticlimactic for the viewer. There should be a longer moment for us to take it all in, to admire it, to marvel at the different styles and techniques.

  7. This idea of collaborative mural existed in Mughal India as well, especially during the reign of Akbar and Jahangir, where each artist specialised in a particular aspect, such as birds, or moutaintains, or people. It is said that Jahangir occasionally came by to inspect and could name precisely which painter had painted which part of the scenery. Just something I remembered.

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