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The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project 2013
Video:  The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project
©2013 Alex Mitchell

Here’s a super group project that took the idea of the surrealists’ Exquisite Corpse game and went all out gaga. Nine artists, little paper scrolls inside small boxes, snail mail to distant lands, and a really wacky video.

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Inspired by the “Exquisite Corpse” game of the Surrealists in the 20’s, and with the participation of a talented group of international artists, the “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project required the players to doodle in succession on a little paper scroll set inside a small box.

Alex assembled the boxes, painted the covers, started the doodling on each of the scrolls, and mailed them out. From Alex’s studio in Madrid, Spain, all the “Exquisite Doodle” boxes made their way to the players living in Denmark, England, Australia, and the USA.

On the “Art In Communication” blog (http://artincommunication.blogspot.com) you’ll find the “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive.

The participating artists:
Alex Mitchell (https://www.twinkiwinki.com)
Kristine Suhr (http://www.pop-up.dk)
Bob Seal (http://home.exetel.com.au/bobseal)
Lisa Kaser (http://www.lisakaser.com)
John Frame (http://johnframesculpture.com/the-tale)
Paula Joerling (http://www.paulajoerling.com)
Tom Haney (http://www.tomhaney.com)
Keith Newstead (http://www.keithnewsteadautomata.com)
Mary Lou Zeek

The idea for the “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project would not have flourished without the insight, enthusiasm, and financial support of the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery.
the materials to be used for the “Exquisite Doodle” boxes and scrolls
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

the way the parts come together
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

“Exquisite Doodle” box:  Keith Newstead
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

“Exquisite Doodle” box:  Bob Seal
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

“Exquisite Doodle” box:  Kristine Suhr
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

“Exquisite Doodle” box:  Tom Haney
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

the “stage” and the puppets for the video
©2013 Alex Mitchell, from The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project archive

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