La beauté sera convulsive ou ne sera pas’
« Beauty will be convulsive or not at all ». Nadja/André Breton
Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French
term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection
of words or images is collectively assembled.
It is this methodology which has been the starting point for a multi- screen
film installation, conceived by Jerry Stafford and directed by renown
photographer and director Sølve Sundsbø.
The film, commissioned by W magazine and Proctor and Gamble and produced by
Psycho explores the idea of BEAUTY as a constantly shifting ,
constantly changing force. An idea of transformation and metamorphosis
within a single body.
The installation premiered at The Armory in New York on February 14th with music
composed by James Lavelle.