The Polymorph Bodyshop - A Surrealist Game and Exhibition
There will be a geography of flesh and bone that surpasses the everyday limitations and distinctions of the world. Swedenborg called it the “Maximus Homo, The Universal Human”; Artaud pointed to the “Body without Organs”, freed from limitations. You yourself must know it: that shifting borderland between inside and outside, psychic and physical, collective and individual, human and animal, geography and cosmology…
This game and exhibition will pose the problem of surrealism and the body—not just in the nostalgic sense of exquisite corpses and headless women, but rather in asking, what does the body mean in the 21st century—and what, despite the corporeal misery of the contemporary world, could it become?
THE EXHIBITION (September 5 to 19)
The body will be assembled and displayed at The Bakery. There will be surrealist presentations, events, films, music and games held at various points during the exhibition period.