This technique was invented in 1925 by the surrealists Yves Tanguy, Jacques Prévert, André Breton and Marcel Duchamp, is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. The name ‘cadavre exquis’ was derived from a phrase that resulted when they first played the game, ‘le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau’ (‘the exquisite corpse will drink the new wine’).
I started using this technique collaborating with Bernd Dreilich (Germany) and Gromyko Semper (Philippines), using digital techniques where we exchanged files that we complemented once we received it by email, but also the title was invented with the original technique of the poets and the game of consequences.
Some time later, through DeviantArt (a social network from which I had to leave due to the excessive censorship that began to dissipate it) I met the work of Bernard Dumaine, a French artist who made many collaborations with artists from all over the world, I was fascinated with the results and I decided to join the group making drawings with pencil or ink, covering them until leaving an inch visible and sending it to the artist who would finish the drawing, in the same way that I received several. I was doing these collaborations for about 5 years.
My most recent participation in a project like these was in “Antípodes” headed at the beginning by Ben Tolman, where I participated with a dozen artists making panels that in the end are assembled in a giant, total madness!