Exquisite Excuse is an interactive interface which was exhibited for two days at the Mile End Ecology Pavillion. It is set up as an office desk that looks messy like the user 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, which makes an even bigger 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.
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.
Original exquisite corpse collages