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Exquisite Corpse

15th March - 3rd April 2011

Luke Parker, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Louis Porter

Exquisite Corpse the exhibition is a meeting place between the aesthetics of the fictional and the real, centred around the narrative of the body. Parker and Sandrasegar's visual narratives conjure the body politic via collaborative collages with global references and Porter brings together images of the corpse, both photographed and collected from his taxonomical project The Porter Archive.

Sangeeta Sandrasegar and Luke Parker's collaborative work Exquisite Corpse follows the principles of the Surrealist drawing game (c.1925), which in turn stemmed from the word based Victorian parlour game, Consequences. Made across Sydney and Melbourne, each work was authored in alternating steps: head/upper torso/lower torso-legs/legs-feet. Each ‘body-part’ was concealed from view of the recipient save for a sliver — a glimpse at the point of connection for the following element. The works unite the artists subtle approach to materials and presentation, and the figurative imagery is both reverent and funny.

Exquisite Corpse takes a darker turn in the bespoke office space where Louis Porter has assembled a selection of images, including photographs of the deceased, both people and pets, as well as the forensic photographs of discarded figurative toys. One grouping is a sombre but fascinating collection of Estonian funeral photographic portraits the artist has been purchasing on e-bay since 2009. They show the deceased laid in the coffin by their grave, surrounded by what must be the whole funeral party of dozens of people.
Text by Elvis Richardson

Sangeeta Sandrasegar is represented by Murray White Room

Louis Porter website

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Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view
see roomsheet


Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view


Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view


Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view


Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view


Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view


Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar Exquisite Corpse installation view


Louis Porter
for details see room sheet


Louis Porter
for details see room sheet


Louis Porter
Funeral portraits, purchased from Estonia via eBay - 2009-ongoing and
Birds on Sticks - found in junk shop 20 cent box in Sale, Victoria, Australia, “At the
National Museum Nov. ‘47 Photo. D. F. Warby” verso - found 2009.


Louis Porter
Memorial - taken from glass negative found in a melbourne junk shop. The box
contained 12 other negatives, separated by a memo from the “African Lakes Corporation”
dated 1900 - found 2010.


Exquisite Corpse invite


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