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?

BIRMINGHAM EXHIBITION (DECEMBER 7 to 28)

East Village Arts of Birmingham – 7611 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35206

The body will be reassembled and redisplayed at a space called East Village Arts of Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. We encourage all those for whom it is possible to participate in-person. There will be surrealist presentations, music, film, and games held during the opening and closing nights. More details to follow.

Opening: December 7th, 7PM-late
(Opening will include music by LaDonna Smith, Flusnoix, and Aaron Dylan Kearns.)

Closing: December 28th, 7PM-late
(Surrealist short films, and other events to be announced.)

We look forward to dissecting (with) you!
Yours in pieces,
-The Mormyrids

OPENING NIGHT AT THE BAKERY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

POLYMORPH BODYSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Jason Abdelhadi, Michele Bachelet, Maria Brothers, Steven Cline, Casi Cline, Peggy Cline, Paul Cowdell, William Davison, Rikki Ducornet, Merl Fluin, Mattias Forshage, Kathleen Fox, Sebastián Jiménez Galindo, Javier Galvez, Joël Gayraud, Guy Girard, Ottawa Surrealist Group, Sa’ad Hassan, Janice Hathaway, Sherri Higgins, Bruno Jacobs, Aaron Dylan Kearns, Renay Kerkman, Arianna Khmelniuk, Megan Leach, Vittoria Lion, Margie McDonald,Thomas Mordant, Steve Morrison, House of Mysticum, David Nadeau, Juan Carlos Otaño, Ody Saban, Ron Sakolsky, LaDonna Smith, Wedgwood Steventon, Joe Tsambiras, TH. D. Typaldos, Tim White, Craig Wilson, Sandra Martagex, Flusnoix