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The Polymorph Bodyshop - A Surrealist Game and Exhibition

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, films, music and games held at various points during the exhibition period. More details to follow.

Opening: September 5th, 7-10pm

Conspirators of Pleasure film screening: September 7, 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Surrealist Performance and Discussion: September 15, 7 – 10p

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,
-The Mormyrids

Earlier Event: September 7
Jan Švankmajer's Conspirators of Pleasure
Later Event: September 8
Sunday Yoga!