SPECTA is happy to present the new installation "The Exquisite Corpse Orchestra" by Lars Arrhenius & Daniel Westlund.The Exquisite Corpse Orchestra is exactly what the title says; an ensemble where different body parts together form an orchestra.
Exquisite Corpse is a well known surrealistic game where one person first draw a head, the next person the body and so forth. In Lars Arrhenius' and Daniel Westlund's four channel video installation the separate parts are pointless on their own, but together they create a musical harmony. If you for example isolate the video of the bottom you have a meaningless farting potato dumpling! The point of the Exquisite Corpse-game is that the individual parts are without meaning alone, but as a collective they form a whole, how ever bizarre it might be. The tango in The Exquisite Corpse Orchestra deals with passion, sex and broken hearts yearning to be together!
Direction, idea, 3D-modelling & music: Lars Arrhenius & Daniel Westlund
Camera: Albin Biblom
Animation: Andreas Benckert & Jana Sabanova
Musicians: Svante Drake - vocal and beatbox.
Jesper Nordenström - Piano and whoopee cushion.
Emilia - Horns
Lars Arrhenius (born 1966) and Daniel Westlund (born 1969) studied together at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm 1989-1994. They have worked together since 2007. They are currently preparing their second season of the children's television program Showtajm, shown on Swedish television.
The exhibition will be on show until March 6th