Readings and Video for Quiz
- automatic speaking demonstration in-class
- a minimum 10 minute,
- minimum 4 person group
- Use the Surrealist aims and discuss how the Surrealists would have viewed your subject.
- Breton's definitions of Surrealism
- Dictionary: Surrealism, n.
Pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other
manner, the real functioning of thought.
Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral
Encyclopedia: Surrealism. Philosophy.
Surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of previously neglected associations,
in the omnipotence of dream, in the disinterested play of thought.
It tends to ruin once and for all other psychic mechanisms and to substitute itself for them in solving all the
principal problems of life.
- Surrealism's Aim
- Open up inner workings of the mind
- Reveal the subconscious
- Non-logic (not illogical)
- Non-rational (not irrational)
- Conductive thinking