"the chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella"Contents of this page:
-Comte de Lautreamont, Les Chants de Maldorer
an exhibition of the exquisite corpse created in a cross-internet collaboration by the artists of the OTIS on-line gallery
exhibition organized by Harlan Wallach
see the corpses in person
Opening reception Friday April 8, 6pm to 8pm
Kopi Cafe, 5317 N. Clark, Chicago IL 60640
(running until early May)
SYNERGY:CORPSE is a twist on this, designed to exploit the vastness of Internet and the integral digistics of computer graphics.
The project culminated in a 6-week exhibition at the KOPI CAFE in Chicago, Illinois.
Final printouts were matted and framed by Harlan Wallach, the organizer of the exhibition and co-creator of SYNERGY:CORPSE.
Participants were allowed to submit images via snail-mail or by utilizing FTP. Most chose the latter.
The corpses created were in three sections. There were multiple "templates" to choose from. Templates were created to make sure the necks and waists lined up correctly.
Whether they created their corpse-segments (up to 8 different segments to choose from, they could have done one of each if they chose to) on their computer or on paper, they were to have to conform to these set dimensions... (measurements in inches)
abc+z model: 8.5" x 11" overall a: head section 3"(tall) neck marks on bottom (2.5" in from each side) b: body section 4"(tall) neck marks on top (2.5" in from each side) waist marks on bottom (2" in from each side) c: legs section 4"(tall) waist marks on top (2" in from each side) z: alternative body section 4"(tall) neck marks on top (2.5" from each side) waist marks on bottom (4.5"wide 2" from left side) ghi+y model: 8.5" x 11" overall g: head section 4"(tall) two necks on bottom (2" wide, .5" apart, 2" in from either side) h: body section 3"(tall) two necks on top (2" wide, .5" apart, 2" in from either side) waist on bottom (4.5" wide, 2" in from either side) i: legs section 4"(tall) waist on top (4.5" wide, 2" in from either) y: alternative body section 4"(tall) two necks on top (2" wide, .5" apart 2" in from either side) waist marks on bottom (4.5" wide, 2" in on either side) WHICH CREATED THE FOLLOWING END COMBOS: a-b-c g-h-i a-z-i g-y-c
Each participant was allowed to create one of each possible section (a,b,c,g,h,i,y,z).
section-ID#.gif (example: b-a1.gif) ^^^^^^^^ || Section B rendered by A1 All images were printed in 256-level greyscale.