The Corpse is Dead. Long Live the Corpse…

As some of you may know, for a little over a year I have been participating in “An Exquisite Corpse“, a collaborative art “game”.

Basically, 4 people collaborate in the construction of an artwork but none of the participants know what the other people have contributed to the whole, aside from a small strip from the bottom of the piece contributed by the player above them.

Unfortunately, the host has decided to move on to other things and we were in danger of losing what has become a terrific pastime for many of us.

Luckily, someone else has risen to the challenge and has started a new website called…. “The New Exquisite Corpse“. She is in the first stages of rallying the troops and we should soon see some pieces appearing before long.

Some recent favorite Corpses include:

Trapped Inside / Torture-Induced Beatitude / Hunh, What / Sunk

Candy Mountain Lion / Staaaarving / Lobsters In Love / Has Rabies!

Full Fish / Simurgh Saves Her / Down South / In Orbit

"Waiting For The Guards"

Warning: Some viewers may find this disturbing. Unsuitable for under 14s.

This film shows a performance artist undergoing, for real, interrogation techniques permitted in more… the CIA handbook.

“Waiting For The Guards” is the first of 3 films commissioned by Amnesty International to highlight the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the War on Terror.

The Directors approached the making of the film in a way that has never been done before, choosing to show the reality of Stress Positions in as authentic a way as possible. They filmed a person being put into Stress Positions over a 6 hour period. There is no acting on the part of the prisoner his pain and anguish is for real.

This powerful film shows without doubt that what the US administrations say is interrogation is in reality, torture and must be stopped.

We’ve released the film on the Internet before going to theatrical release in independent cinemas in early 2008. We believe this film is a great introduction to what the unsubscribe movement is all about, so we ask you to get the movie out there, in any way you can.

The more people see it. The more people will be compelled to unsubscribe.

You can download a large QuickTime version (28mb) of “Waiting for the Guards” or download a smaller (11mb) version or download a REALLY big (58mb) version.

You can use the video widget or use YouTube to share the video, it’s your choice but do get the film out there if you can.

You can see interviews with the people involved in making this film.

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