Exquisite Things

Faunce House, Brown University - January-June 2011

This is an exhibition of things, the ways we connect to them and the ways we create meaning by making connections between things.

The objects in this exhibition were chosen using a variation of the game exquisite corpse { info }. Nine people (the museum's curator and eight students) each selected one thing - in sequence, one after another. Rather than following a specific theme, each person chose an object based on how they thought it connected to the object chosen just before them. The result is not only a collection of objects from the museum, but also a collection of relational spaces between things: how connections are created and how we perceive meaning through those connections.

We welcome you to encounter these things for yourself, wonder why they were chosen and tell us what you think the connections are. You can add your connections to our growing collection by playing the game here:

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Discussion and experimental interpretation: