Someone starts a drawing, folds the page, passes it to his/her neighbor who continues the drawing without looking at what is there, refolds it, passes it again, and so on - one piece of a drawing after another, without anyone knowing what came before or what will come after. A game that everyone played as a child and that was enjoyed by many Surrealist artists of the early 20th century, such as Joan Miró and Yves Tanguy who called it by the literary name cadavre exquis, or exquisite corpse.
The event organized at the Tramshed, the old tram depot in Shoreditch, East London, heart of the London Design Festival, is entitled "Draw No Conclusions." Moleskine is providing accordion-style Japanese sketchbooks, pens and pencils. The game will be led by Sam Grawe, former editor-in-chief of Dwell Magazine. Participants include artists, designers and illustrators ready to be inspired by the creative, dreamlike madness of the Surrealist movement.
London - Tramshed Waiting to be filled
Draw No Conclusions
32 Rivington Street
Begins at 4:30pm