The Inexquisite Corpse
Students from the MA Art in the Contemporary World have written and published a novella entitled The Inexquisite Corpse
The Inexquisite Corpse is a speculative thriller set in the dystopic future of post-Brexit Dublin. Trains carry bodies living and dead, wakes are held in pubs, detectives quote Kristeva, and money talks if only to lament low self-worth. Amidst the chaos, a corpse becomes aware of its post mortem existence. Perspectives shift. Bodies have been altered…
I’m not heading to the necropolis,
I’m just a necro heading to a polis.
Unlike the methodology of “exquisite corpse” where each collaborator consecutively adds to a text in sequence, this novella has been continuously and collectively reworked and reedited by the authors. The Inexquisite Corpse is a gauchely assembled, rickety, interruptive, conflictual account, where no rule prevails and no voice dominates.
The launch of the publication will be at Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8, May 31st at 6.00pm.
Written collectively by MA students on the Art in the Contemporary World programme, the publication will be available in limited numbers as a special first edition tabloid newspaper on the launch night.
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.