Remember playing the game “Telephone” in grade school?
Yeah me niether that was many beers - I mean- years ago. But basically one person whispers something to their neighbor, who passes the info to their neighbor, etc. The last person says what they heard AND it is always something different and more interessting than the original whisper.
Well when you grow up and become an artist, there is a new version of Telephone to be played with your peers and it’s called Exquisite Corpse!
The technique was invented by Surrealists and 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. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching.