Description:

An interactive video installation based on an old surrealist parlor game. The user combines body parts set to rhythmic timing that stack together to create unique beats and stories.
Smithsonian - PaikBot Family Day

Smithsonian – PaikBot Family Day

Exquisite Motion Corpse hits the road and travels to Washington DC on May 6th for PaikBot Family Day.  This event was  part of the activities surrounding the exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Various Reactions to the Bodies and Beats video installation (aka Exquisite...
Bodies and Beats - Available Now!

Bodies and Beats – Available Now!

After over a year of planning and production, the bodies and beats app is finally available.  Thanks to all of our 104 backers who donated to our Kickstarter Campagin.  Without their support this app would have never happened.  Also extra big thanks to Mux Mool, Mogi Grumbes, Sun Hammer, Beautiful...
Museum of Contempoary Art in Chicago

Museum of Contempoary Art in Chicago

Exquisite Motion Corpse featured on a first Friday event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  The crew packed the industrial sized monitors in the car and headed to Chicago for the one night event.  Late night visitors to the museum could interact with the installation.  Photos also on...
How it Works

How it Works

Exquisite Motion Corpse is a 4-channel video installation that uses an iPad as a controller. Behind the scenes, a Mac Pro runs real-time video mixing software Resolume 4 Avenue.  This software, originally designed for VJs to mix video on fly, is the backbone of the the installation.  It controls the...
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Smithsonian - PaikBot Family Day

Smithsonian – PaikBot Family Day

Exquisite Motion Corpse hits the road and travels to Washington DC on May 6th for PaikBot Family Day.  This event was  part of the activities surrounding the exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Various Reactions to the Bodies and Beats video installation (aka Exquisite Motion Corpse) from the Museum...
Bodies and Beats - Available Now!

Bodies and Beats – Available Now!

After over a year of planning and production, the bodies and beats app is finally available.  Thanks to all of our 104 backers who donated to our Kickstarter Campagin.  Without their support this app would have never happened.  Also extra big thanks to Mux Mool, Mogi Grumbes, Sun Hammer, Beautiful Bells and JDSY for donating...
1st Place Winner - River Gallery

1st Place Winner – River Gallery

Exquisite Motion Corpse ties for first place at the 10Under40 art Exhibition at the Chelsea River Gallery! If you missed the grand opening event you can still view the video installation along with 10 other artist work from November 10th through December 22nd.  A Big congratulations to Helen Gotlib for sharing the 1st place tie...
Video Shoot for New Content

Video Shoot for New Content

We are gearing up to adding new and fun content to the Exquisite Motion Corpse video installation and future content for the Bodies and Beats app.  The set is minimal (black background and rug) but the content is rich!  Dozens of our friends came out to spend some time in a cool garage on an...
Museum of Contempoary Art in Chicago

Museum of Contempoary Art in Chicago

Exquisite Motion Corpse featured on a first Friday event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  The crew packed the industrial sized monitors in the car and headed to Chicago for the one night event.  Late night visitors to the museum could interact with the installation.  Photos also on our Facebook Page. Museum of...
Kickstarter Rewards!

Kickstarter Rewards!

The Bodies and Beats team have been busy pumping out rewards for their kickstarter backers! Artist Chris Sandon run the screen printing machines to produce a limited-edition print, that will never be produced again in the same form. A big Special thanks for the big support for VGKids in Ypsilanti, MI for making the best...
Success - Kickstarter Funded!

Success – Kickstarter Funded!

We are happy to announce that our kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in the final hours.  A big thanks to all our backers and everyone who stepped up on the last day to help us reach our goal!  We are currently in the app development phase and plan to release the product by the end...
Bodies and Beats - iPad & iPhone App

Bodies and Beats – iPad & iPhone App

The creators of Exquisite Motion Corpse are porting their art installation into an iphone/ipad App, called Bodies and Beats! To help fund the project we have launched a kickstarter campaign. The App: Bodies and Beats turns you into a digital mashup artist. Create your own video collages set to beats, and then change the elements...
Motion Capture in Dresden

Motion Capture in Dresden

The creators of Exquisite Motion Corpse went to Dresden Germany to use the Drematrix motion capture studio.  There Chris and Martin spent two full days shaking their bodies to crazy beats and sound effects.  The motion capture data will be used for future versions of the art installation where new bodies will be combined from...
Exquisite Motion Corpse Debuts at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Exquisite Motion Corpse Debuts at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Exquisite Motion Corpse makes it debut at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival as part of its 50 Screens Project. After talking to Ann Arbor Film Festival director Donald Harrison about our nascent interactive project involving 4 channels of video, he mentioned it would fit perfectly with the festival’s 50th anniversary promotional campaign called the 50...
How it Works

How it Works

Exquisite Motion Corpse is a 4-channel video installation that uses an iPad as a controller. Behind the scenes, a Mac Pro runs real-time video mixing software Resolume 4 Avenue.  This software, originally designed for VJs to mix video on fly, is the backbone of the the installation.  It controls the timing and playback speed of...
Awarded Motion Capture Prize by DREMATRIX Studio

Awarded Motion Capture Prize by DREMATRIX Studio

In April 2011, Martin Thoburn was invited to have his film FRAMES screen at the Dresden Film Festival. There, he participated in a 10-Year reunion of the Animation Exchange Forum that he had attended the year before. This year, the DREMATRIX Studio in Dresden was offering a promotional prize to anyone with a good idea for...