Saturday Scenes

Thu 16 June 2011

International Surrealism? We have that covered!

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 19:41

On the 11th of June in 1936, the International Surrealist Exhibition opened in London. It was a joint effort between Britain and France and opened by André Breton, a French writer and poet known as the “principal initiator” of Surrealism. Two thousand people arrived on the opening day and the average attendence over the week was about a thousand people per day.

As a part of the exhibition, Salvador Dalí gave a lecture entitled Fantomes paranoiaques authentiques.

London International Surrealist Exhibition – Wikipedia

Dali’s lecture was delivered whilst wearing a deep-sea diving suit. Nearly suffocating during the presentation, Dali had to be rescued by the young poet, David Gascoyne, who arrived with a spanner to release him from the diving helmet.

And this is why you should only deliver art whilst wearing comfortable clothing.

Which is exactly what these people did (to the best of my knowledge) on the 11th of June in 2011:

Not one of these special people suffocated while submitting to Satscenes:

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