Exquisite Excuse is an interactive interface which was exhibited at the Mile End Ecology Pavillion. It is set up as an office desk that looks messy implementing perhaps that someone had given up writing a letter after various attempts.
Inspired on the iphone predictive text and the artist’s game exquisite corpse, Exquisite Excuse invites the visitor to contribute to writing an excuse letter to different recipients. It takes 9 participants who each write the following 4 words of the letter. When a letter is finished, it automatically gets printed 15 times so the participants can take them away. It also creates an increasing mess. Each letter has a designated character made as an exquisite corpse collage.
This project is a collaboration with Chris Kofler who developed the interface.
Try the interface here - it is made for a bigger screen so text will probably bleed off the screen of a laptop.
When the exhibition was finished I picked up all the printouts into a stack and I later perfect bound them in whatever order I originally picked them up.
This is now a book that can be looked through and it contains everyone's contribution to the project.
Early presentation with idea proposition - it shows some of my early sketches - used to explain everything mainly vocally.