i was just reading this discord conversation on the idea of making yet another exquisite corpse related project. i love exquisite corpses, i really thing they are an incredible kind of project, that emphasizes group creation over individual processes. however, i am also interested in particular stuff of the exquisite corpse aesthetic that i usually think is lost whenever exquisite corpses are made.
one thing that isnt appreciated enough is the connection tissue, the part where two different people connect to each other. i think that thats more important than the corpse itself. the corpse being a way of people forgetting that theres a connective tissue, and thinking more about the bigger picture. if i draw a head, you draw a body, and they draw the legs, then of course we will have a cohesive drawing in the end. but the connective tissue will be painfully visible (beyond the line that marks the process).
i wish for an exquisite corpse where more thought is given for the connective tissue than for the individual piece. i don't care how cool your head looks, or how your cool is the hair you drew in the torso. i wanna se a neck, made by both of us, a connection in which you can see both hands, the one that invided the connection, and the one that completed it. thats where the space to play exquisite corpses well is.
let's make a thing, that is like an exquisite corpse, but its less of a corpse, and more like an image i've seen suggested once of a meat printer, printing an infinite piece of amourphous corpse. we make the meat connect to itself, and extend infinitely.
this will be an image meat, a meat composed of pixels, especifically and image that is taller than it is wide. its going to be especifically an image that is 128 pixels tall by 32 pixels wide. to embrace connetiveness theres no empty space. 16 pixels of your image are defined by the previous person, and the next 16 are your space to extend a connection to the next. ill start with only a 16x128 image.
this is for people that i somehow know, for now, so if you know me, and want to work on this, send me a dm somewhere that i might respond, and i will, and will update the drawing acordingly. i will give you the key for the full image once you send me your contribution. you can send multiple contributions.
pancelor just did it, now its your turn.