in conjunction with (re)solve, and as part of our ongoing effort to rethink the ways in which artworks are made and distributed, farmhouse art collective is hosting an exquisite corpse mail art experiment.
artists of all kinds and in all locations worldwide are invited to participate by contributing a page to one of several handmade accordion books that are now in circulation. once a book is completed, we’ll make digital copies of the corpse available to each participant.
how it works:
it’s easy to get involved – just email us at the farmhouse with ‘exquisite corpse’ in the subject line and include your mailing address. we’ll let you know when a book is on its way to you. once it arrives, you’ll pick up where the previous artist left off by adding images and text.
complete your section of the book within 3 days of receiving it, and email us at the farmhouse when you’re done. we’ll respond with the address of the next artist on the list so you can mail it on to them.
of the two common varieties of exquisite corpse – visual and poetic – we’d like to suggest a combination of the two. simply continue some of the lines drawn and words written on the previous page.
it’s much more fun if each person only sees a portion of the page before theirs, so we’re counting on you to refold the book and conceal the earlier pages before sending it to the next artist.
if you’re interested in making an accordion for the project, let us know! the wonderful part is you’ll get to keep the finished book at the end of the experiment.
farmhouse art collective, a divergent group of artists and thinkers, invites you to converge with us for an experiment in experiential art. our first-ever virtual event will feature anyone and everywhere performances based on the theme of stranger in a stranger land.
send an event score (a set of instructions for a meaningful action to be performed) that addresses the theme to firstname.lastname@example.org. we will begin posting scores on the farmhouse website at midnight on 10.11.12 and continue indefinitely.
perform any or all of the scores, or as many as you can. document your experience, with words or with audio or pictures, if you like.
as with all creative processes, artifacts will inevitably be generated. perhaps poetry scribbled on napkins, or half eaten sandwiches. blurry photographs, or thoughts that snowball into something you never would have made before setting off on this adventure.
exchange them at one of our forthcoming dead drop locations, or send them to us and we’ll do something cool with them.
we’re also in the process of archiving scores from the past three events, so send them our way, too, if you’ve been with us from the beginning.
farmhouse art collective is pleased to announce that plans are underway for our inaugural multi-location event. stranger in a stranger land, an experiment in creative behavior modification for everyday living, is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of october 12th. stay tuned for … Continue reading →