Exquisite Corpse Games LLC Version 2.0
Exquisite Corpse is a game-registered in the Library of Congress for almost 100 years. Throughout the years it has been played by many, never like this version before.
“Life is meant to be lived” is my philosophy and what better way than living every moment “In Fun. Since I was a child I enjoyed listening to people’s stories & life experiences. I always believed people can agree to disagree and learn how to co-exist while having fun. I also believe people who have chosen the Arts as their career have a responsibility while communicating with the world through their Art. Every moment is a choice, why not enjoy them? That is how I decided to get involved with this game…
At an early age, I realized I enjoyed playing games as part of a team. How to get things accomplished as a group minimizing issues and chaos. I was raised in a world aspiring artists were told “If you want to be an artist, you must get an education first in order to obtain a “real job”. Those words still haunt me!
I knew I wanted to succeed therefore I followed advise, went to college and obtained a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. I have always had an entrepreneurial creative spirit with a mind that enjoys science & technology. I owned various different small businesses and enjoyed a successful (14 years) Corporate America career in PR/Marketing & Sales until it all crashed in 2007. Like many, I was forced to make some changes. That is when I decided to reconnect with my inner child and accomplish the things I always enjoyed, writing & filming as my first objectives. I moved to St. Petersburg Fl. to get involved in the arts. I started out in the music business and have managed and worked with various mainstream musicians, songwriters and singers such as reggae legend Cutty Ranks, Grammy award winner Tony Perez, Jazz vocalist Fred Johnson and more.
During the process, I engaged in utilizing my technology skills in a creative way and in 2011 started an Internet Radio station WSPF-DB, RhinoOnAir.com “Your favorite, Friendly Internet Radio Station” From the Arts to the People, a local voice that goes global” and only plays independent musicians music. I also founded networking (virtual venue) “The Best of St. Pete”. A networking venue for people within the Arts, Fashion, Sports, Hospitality & Cuisine industries. “It takes a village”; so get involved!
In 2014 I was approached by two young sculptors who asked me if I was familiar with the surrealist parlor game “exquisite corpse” and from that moment forward I was hooked and the ideas & possibilities started flowing. After a two-year partnership under the name of “Exquisite Corpse International,” changes occurred and we parted ways.
That is how Exquisite Corpse Games LLC (version 2.0) came to life in 2017. This is a private sector organization dedicated to creating innovative, fun creative marketing opportunities for all involved. It is a company established based on a Blind Artistic collaboration. A game with rules & an organization with procedures. Rule#1 Have Fun at all times! The goal is to establish a brand new business model to create revenue streams within the Arts that contributes to the Economic development of ALL involved. There is much strength in Unity!
As the ECG Game Keeper, my main job is to protect the secrecy & integrity of the game while curating. The force that moves the game is the synergy created by all the like-minded participants. As a funnel, I strive to maintain a fun, positive, happy vibe flow.
Every Year the game culminates with an unveiling of the art pieces created. After the unveiling, the artwork becomes a traveling exhibit of “Thought Provoking Art”. The 2018 unveiling was a huge success held at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. The ECG 2017 Exhibit has been on display at Duncan McClellan’s Gallery, The Chihuly Gallery, The Gallery &at The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Since the ECG 2018 unveiling n November 1, 2018, The ECG 2018 Exhibit has already been at the Grace Howl Gallery in Sarasota, Chamber of Commerce and starts 2019 shown at the Temple Beth-El Art Festival, next during the month of March at The Historic Gilbert Chapel Gallery (downtown St. Pete) and during the months of June & July at the St. Petersburg Chihuly Art Gallery.
Every year is a brand new game and the #ECG2018 was definitely a night of a “festival of the arts”
The head is a fish and represents prosperity, The Torso is of a human. Humans being on the top of the food chain and connected to all living things. The arms crossed are the first representation of a “self-hug”. Peace starts within. Secondly, it represents the X mark of being Exquisite. Last but not least the legs of a kangaroo. Fast & nurturing.
A Lucky amulet has been designed by Jeweler Doug D’Souza and is available for purchase. It is a daily reminder of “Being in The Moment”. One of the elements that move this game forward in a fun way.
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To play this game, you must be invited. If you or someone you know is on the same frequency and would be interested in participating please let us know you’re out there. Email contact information, to ECGGamekeeper@gmail.com