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.
Behind the Scene
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...
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...
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...
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...
It started with some old TVs

It started with some old TVs

It all started at SPUR Studios when Chris Sandon and Martin Thoburn were pondering some old 27″ industrial video monitors Chris had acquired from an aging A/V studio.  These antiquated things were heavy, stackable, and at one time top-of-the-line multimedia displays for trade shows.  Most people would consider such a monitor worthless today, yet the NEC...