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Collective Stories

A Workshop or Collaborative Exercise 

Photographs, writing and chance


Inspired by bookmaking arts and chance improvisation derived from Merce Cunningham and John Cage, I developed a group exercise that I've done with all levels from undergraduate students to MFA peers. Everyone brings an image or finds one and they are integrated into a pre-made system of papers to form a booklet. We then pass them around to write a collective story and jumble them up again, reassembling the pieces into a new story. 

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