Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Exquisite Corpse

I've been intending to write this for some time and have simply not gotten around to it. Now I find myself shamed into it because my compatriots who have blogged this were thanked for doing a couple of days ago.

I have contributed to an on-line art format for about three years. I wrote somewhere below about it's sad demise. I still maintain a link to that site at the right, but I have not written about, nor provided a link to, that site's most valid successor, New Exquisite Corpse dot net. I am doing so now.

This site was created and is maintained by my online friend, Shae. I have a link to her blog, Shae's Place, at the right as well (and have added one to her New Exquisite Corpse site too).

We are currently about 30 members strong, but are looking for fresh blood (just a vial or two; not enough to turn you into a corpse). If you have a knack for digital art, a computer, email account, and software such as Photoshop (anything that will edit and create Jpeg files), why not take a peek. And if you are interested you should also check out the old site, An Exquisite Corpse, which though inactive still contains about 1,000 corpses (what we call this collaborative art form). I suggest this because our new site is in its infancy, but the old site can show you an exceedingly broad spectrum of the type of art we have collaborated on in the past.

Both old and new sites provide an in-depth explanation of the origin of Exquisite Corpses and why they carry that moniker. The history is interesting and quirky. I really hope to get a few takers here.

By the way, this is the latest output from the new site. I was player number two (from top to bottom). There are four players all-together:

1 comment:

Shae said...

Yay! Thanks for the shout out.

I love this corpse. The magenta and yellow-green scheme is awesome and everyone did such a great job.