Friday, September 26, 2008

Welcome to moly_x_48, "The Exquisite Corpse"!

Moly_x_48, founded by Jan Allsopp (Australia), is an extension of the Moleskine Exchange. This blog will follow the adventure of a group of 14 artists around the world, in a Moleskine sketchbook exchange. Our current group includes the artists listed to the right, including contributors in the US, Spain, Mexico and the UK. The theme is 'The Excquiste Corpse' and each page will be cut horizontally to create smaller pages that can interact with the other artists work when the pages are randomly turned.

Each artist will set off with a small Moleskine. Creating a drawing, collage, or painting, then send on to the next artist. Each artist will draw on 3 spreads (3 pages - see below) then send it on to the next artist. When the artists book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artists around the world. Each artist has a month (give or take) to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists are encouraged to interact and merge their art with others.

The concept:

1. The artists start with the small Moleskine - Name, address, email address written in book. You may add a 'sign-in' page to the pocket. Please include instructions for the cutting of your book in the pocket also.

2. Each artist gets 1 month (give or take) to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right -- for participants in this exchange, look at the list of names under MAILING ORDER. You will receive an address list via personal email from Jan. If you ever need to update addresses, please feel free to contact your partners directly! An important part of this project is to discuss and exchange information and ideas.

3. Each artist will do 3 pages. The artwork is to be on the right hand page, with the back left for text etc. After the artwork is completed the pages are cut as per instructions from the book owner.

4. Artists are encouraged to interact with other images in the book. Please be respectful, but also don't hesitate to meld your art with earlier entries.

5. When the book is full, the book will be sent back to its original owner. There is a single rotation in this exchange.

6. If a person decides not to continue, she should email all of the participants to say she is not going to continue. We will decide, then, if we want to find a new person.

7. Please communicate regularly via email. Let each person know that you have received/sent the book. The goal is to have a dialogue. Any comments and questions are welcome.

This moly_x_project was begun by Marty Harris, Minnesota, USA.

5 comments:

Jan Allsopp said...

Woo hoo! Thanks Marty for setting us up. I'm really looking forward to this!

Lynne said...

Yay! we have blog :-)

yellbroad said...

It's time to start!! :)

Crousie said...

Hey everyone,
I put a comment box on the side of the page so that we can all stay updated with eachother. Can't wait to start!

Lynne said...

Hi , nice to meet you :-)