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Surrealist Party Games w/ Roger Clark Miller
February 10 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! A night of playful co-creation to make new connections, cerebral and social! Thematic refreshments will be provided and Surrealistic attire is encouraged!
The consummate master of ceremonies, Roger Clark Miller (Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra, Anvil Orchestra) hosts an evening of Exquisite Corpse games in our intimate community space. Participants will play riotous mind-bending games that were developed by Andre Breton and his co-conspirators during in the 1920’s and ’30’s, the peak of surrealism. Thematic refreshments will be provided and Surrealistic attire is encouraged! Spaces are limited and are likely to sell-out, reserve yours in advance!
About the games… “The Exquisite Corpse Shall Drink the New Wine.”
Featured games will include the basic Exquisite Corpse word game, the basic Exquisite Corpse drawing game (advanced drawing skills are not required), the Dream Game, and other varieties of surrealist word games. Says Miller “The wonder of these games is the unexpected juxtapositions that occur, creating amazingly synchronistic sequences and unexpected meanings and connections.” The games require 3-6 people, there will be a number of tables with different interactions going on simultaneously. After explaining how the games work, Miller will stroll the tables, making sure the simple but sometimes oddly confusing rules are followed. Says Miller, “A great virtue of these games is that they are not at all competitive. It’s all about the collective work.”