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 a space called The Bakery in Atlanta, Georgia. We encourage all those for whom it is possible to participate in-person. There will be surrealist presentations, events and games held at various points during the exhibition period. More details to follow.
Opening: September 5th, 7-10pm
(Opening will include an improvised surrealist performance, as well as music by LaDonna Smith & Flusnoix)
Film Screening: September 7th 7-10pm
(Jan Švankmajer’s Conspirators of Pleasure & other surrealist short films)
Surrealist Performance and Discussion: September 15, 5 – 7pm
Closing: September 19th 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: MWF; 2-6pm, Tu/Th 12-4pm, and by appointment
We look forward to dissecting (with) you!
Yours in pieces,