CORPO.S: day of workshops!

11 June 2020


Venue: Mayday Rooms [online location]

Organiser: Joseph Davies


A day of skill-share workshops facilitated as part of the CORPO.S exquisite corpse video project !!

2pm - 3pm : building DIY split-mirror selfie-cam rigs with Joe Highton ( . MULTI-DIRECTIONAL . PHONE CAMERA RIG . WORKSHOP

this is a workshop to make, as a group, small rigs for phone cameras to split the image frame into multiple directions

to participate in making the rigs, you will need::::

  • Mirror scraps / reflective objects (small shards of mirror/a small compact mirror/whatever)
  • Sticks (or pens//pencils//chopsticks))
  • Tape, ties, rope/string
  • Clips or pegs

((If you want to construct your device before the workshop, this is all good! ((email for a diagram and instructions to build!! also posted on instagram @exquisite_corpo.s ) ))

If possible, once we’ve made the rigs, you’ll take some time to go outside and explore area local to you with the new rigs (or stay inside ! )

(Zoom link will be posted closer to the time! )

3pm - 5pm : making images with silver-painted fingernails with Daniel Gatenio ( – LIMB WORKSHOP

IN this workshop we will explore LIMBS and the act of POINTING.

First we will paint our nails. After we have painted our nails, we will manually (as in with hands) interact with our environments. Photographs and video conference collages will be made. We will share these photographs while experiencing the collages.

FOR THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING: . Limbs. . A means by which you can paint your nails. Ideally, nail varnish. Less ideally, marker pen. Anything will do, really… (I use silver nail varnish since it looks the best in photographs)

IDEAL BUT NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY: . More than one camera, ideally more than one camera that can connect to the video conference (i.e. phone & laptop) The more cameras and angles that are in the video conference the better. . A means of holding the cameras so your limbs are freee. . A third camera for making photographs and still-lifes with the limbs.

5pm - 6.30pm : motion clay sound with Jack Alexandroff & Emily S-Jefferis In this workshop, Emily and Jack will be guiding you through making a 5-second stop-motion animation in clay with sound! Anyone can join in this workshop! to participate, you will need: . something to mould with! ideally clay, but plasticine/salt dough/ mashed potato would also work !!! . a well-lit space (not somewhere where the brightness may change!) . a laptop and a phone with a camera device (or two smartphones/tablets – one device for the zoom call and one device for filming) – you will need to download an app, which will cost 79p! The app is called Stop Motion Studio . a clear workspace that’s about 50cm x 50cm, and somewhere you can rest your phone steady to film

zoom link will be posted nearer the time!

6.30pm - 7.30pm : radio show + podcast - making workshop with Sarah Lynch-Jones ( : – Sarah is a multi-disciplinary artist and sound engineer working with sculpture and radio. She is part of Longtime Listeners, who broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM ( In this open workshop, she will be sharing skills around making podcasts and running radio shows!

. Download Audacity onto your computer (it’s FREE) . Record a sound for up to 3 minutes and send it to use the app Voice Notes or Quicktime sound recording or any preferred method you use! . Sign up! . Join Zoom workshop on Thursday 11th June at 6:30-7:00pm (if you don’t already have an account, you can make one here! )


A collaboration and series of skill-sharing workshops. CORPO.S (Casually organised reality precarious on screens) is a name we’ve given to a project we’re proposing for antiuniversity festival 2020, which first and foremost is an impetus for a collaboratively produced series of films, made through following a bastardised form of the surrealist parlour game most people know as Exquisite Corpse (also known sometimes as Consequences)

The exquisite corpse game in its parlour-based form involves passing a piece of paper from one person to another and drawing a part of a body: participant 1 draws a head; they fold the page back so that only the very base of the neck is visible; they pass the folded page to participant 2; participant 2 draws on, joining to the neck some shoulders, maybe a chest; they fold the page back and pass it on, et cetera. This can last however long and eventually the page is unfolded to reveal a strangely formed body.

We’re proposing to borrow the base logic of this parlour-thing and make it into some kind of a public-thing by doing it mostly over zoom and google drives and whatsapp chats in lockdown, given that that’s where, for almost all of us, almost everything beyond us happens. And instead of a drawing, we want to make a film,

so that on June 13th, we can screen it in as many places and in as many ways as possible – projected at night onto a building, hooked up to a billboard, projected out of a bedroom window onto a sheet at the bottom of a residential street (however, whatever people can think of and/or pull off).

You don’t need to know anything about making films to be involved! As part of the CORPO.S thing, 3 slots have been booked up during the festival (June 8th, 9th, and 11th) for skill-sharing workshops facilitated by participants in the project. These will include introductory workshops around using open sourced video and audio software, animation, stop-motion, and making DIY camera rigs, among other things (more to come!). These are open to all and notes from them will be uploaded to a public folder for future access.

Participants are encouraged to get involved with these workshops and play around with new ways or working and making things, but you are equally welcome to submit a 40 second video from your phone archives of something non-descript – the only stipulations for submission to the project are as follows: Contributions eventually need to be made into an mp4 file (you can send us a different format but we will have to do some adjusting to make it fit!) Contributions need to be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes Each contribution will be understood as a continuation from the one preceding it (with, however, a pretty broad and expansive understanding of what might be meant by ‘continuation’)

Participants are invited to join ongoing group discussions ahead of the festival from May 22nd onwards to propose activities, ideas, and potential collaborations. Follow our instagram page (@exquisitecorpo.s) or like our facebook page or email us to get involved ahead of June 6th!

See the diagram below for a breakdown of the process of getting involved, and for more info and the opportunity to ask questions and raise new ideas, join us for a big zoom to get things rolling and to meet each other(‘s faces on screens)at 6pm on June 6th!