EXQUISITE CORPSE MACHINE #1
36” dia x 3” high
The Exquisite Corpse Machine #1 was a proof of concept prototype for collaborative art making device or game. Players make a mark on the card in front of them and rotate the wheel every 5 seconds so another player can continue the drawing. Time was kept with a music box mechanism in the center of the disc. This early version did not yet incorporate the Geneva Wheel mechanism or motors, but it is more scale-able because up to twelve drawings can be in rotation at a time.
I recently dusted off this prototype for an educator workshop at the DIA and the players generated some fun and creative drawings.