Surrealism is a form of art that defies logic, tradition, and reason. Tate Modern and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have worked together on an exhibit that explores the world of imagination, emotions, and dreams.

Tusalava (1929) by Len Lye, New Zealand

© Stills Collection, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision / Courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation via BBC

Lye was inspired to make this 10-minute animation by the Arrernte people of Central Australia’s legends about moth larvae and artworks from the Māori people and Samoa.

Sea (1929) by Koga Harue, Japan

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“Sea” was created to show retaliation against the European Surrealism that Koga and his companions dislike.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1943) by Dorothea Tanning, USA

© Tate / DACS, 2022 via BBC

Tanning discovered a way to show her hidden goals and fears through a life-size doll and a girl who is stopped from entering a strange, open door by a big sunflower with torn petals.

Long Distance (1976-2005) by Ted Joans, USA

© Private collection / Ted Joans estate, courtesy of Laura Corsiglia via BBC

This is a 10-minute consequence game in which one player sketches a scene and then covers it so that the next player can add to it and pass it on.