©Exquisite Corpse Games LLC founded by Ann Marie Cash Levasseur. Her role in the game is “The Game Keeper” . This version of the surrealist parlor game , is a unique one of a kind blind collaboration played by creating Paintings, Photography , Poetry & Sculptures of different mediums. The artist are carefully sought out based on talent, attitude & aptitude. Once identified by one of the ” Talent Seekers” they are extended an invitation. They have three days to respond. The game starts the minute they are invited. The game is officially launched with a party for artists, the game curators and a select group of sponsors, at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts.
During the launch party is when the artists have the opportunity to engage with each other, without knowing who they will be collaborating with. All they know is that every artist invited is very talented. It takes three artists for each corpse. Head, Torso or legs. They are given Seventeen (17) days to work on their piece. The artist creating the torso can’t start without the legs being completed and so on. There are seven (7) rules. Rule #1 Have fun. Rule #2 sworn to secrecy. They can not divulge any information about their creation. Once the game is launched it is played until the unveiling. The unveiling is the culmination of the game. It is when the artists & general public get to see the pieces come together for the first time. The unveiling is also at The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Each year a new category is added. 2015 -Paintings & Sculptures, 2016- Paintings, Photography & Sculptures . Year 2017, Poetry has been added. Every YEAR is a brand new game. This is not just an event, it is a unique artistic experience.
After the unveiling the exhibit is intended to go on tour to Museums, Galleries and Fine Art art shows. The 2015 & 2016 exhibits were at the St. Petersburg Moreans Arts center Chihuly Gallery for a three month period and received great reviews.
Ann Marie Cash Levasseur is one of the three Co-founders of Exquisite Corpse International, founded in 2015. A lot changed in two years and the partners grew apart.
Currently Ann Marie has retained Exquisite Corpse International exclusively as the managing arm for the 2015 & 2016 exhibits. For information on the 2015 & 2016 exhibit please email Ann Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
©Exquisite Corpse Games 2017