The Surrealist Chronicle

CompanyQueensland Art Gallery
ClientAidan Robertson
DesignerQueensland Art Gallery
Prize2nd Place in Multimedia / Interactive Media
Project LinkView
Entry Description

The Surrealist Chronicle (2011) Acknowledging the surrealist’ interest in the written word, the Queensland Art Gallery presented the multimedia project ‘The Surrealist Chronicle’. Styled as a broad sheet newspaper and featuring animation, moving image, sound and visual effects, ‘The Surrealist Chronicle’ allowed visitors to participate in the text and language games the surrealists once played. Participants were able to select from four different interactive activities which were presented as newspaper articles, headlines and advertisements. The games were How to make a Dadaist poem, Parallel story, Exquisite corpse and Directions for use. The results of each game created a surreal version of the broadsheet which could be shared with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and email.