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Sunday 1 February 2015

Burton begins storytelling venture

Tim Burton kicked off a storytelling experiment online
Tim Burton kicked off a storytelling experiment online

Tim Burton has launched his storytelling experiment, Cadavre Exquis.

The project, the title of which he translates as 'exquisite corpse', is a method of storytelling by which people can contribute and add a line to the continuation of a story via Twitter.

The Alice In Wonderland director kicked off the story by tweeting: "Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor..."

Fan Stefan Ronge then added: "He felt his heart pounding hard against his ribs. As he bent down, he saw his own reflection on the surface of the puddle."

Readers can tweet as often as they can, but only the best tweets of the day will be selected to build the story.

Tim Burton's Cadavre Exquis runs on burtonstory.com for two weeks, ending on December 6.

It is associated with the Toronto International Film Festival, the organisers of which will honour the filmmaker's work by running Tim Burton, the first MoMA (Museum Of Modern Art) exhibition to be presented in Toronto in over 20 years.

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