Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled.
Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun") or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed.
The technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.
Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching.