Closing Reception for The Collaborative Body Project

Saturday, March 13 from  1 pm – 3 pm in the SAA Annex

6 visitors at a time will be invited into the space in addition to artists. Please enter at the atrium from the parking lot. Masks and social distancing are required. Enjoy social time in chairs set in the grass outside the Annex doors for as long as the sun is shining!

The Collaborative Body is a dynamic group project in which 17 artists collaborated to transform the Salem Art Association’s Annex! The project is loosely based on various ideas in the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, in which players would take turns drawing a portion of a body (head, torso, legs) on paper. The previous artist’s contribution was folded over and hidden until the end, when the paper was unfolded to reveal the “exquisite corpse” – the unusual, unplanned, and eclectic interpretation of the body. The ever-changing nature of this project is unlike the corpse­­– more like a series of interactions. It creates an interwoven, living piece of art, infused with the creative minds and practices of a variety of artists. 

Participating artists

Jessica Amos

Erik Brambila

Dayna Collins

Leo Cuanas

Cassandra Deatherage

Jodie Garrison

Eilish Gormley

Jim Hockenhull

Jo Hockenhull

Bonnie Hull

Tim Knight

Corrine Loomis Dietz

Grace Lundblade

Rich McCloud

Heidi Preuss Grew

Nicole Servin

Katy Vigeland

This project came together during covid19 in response to artists wanting to interact with other artists in a safe way, and encouraged playfulness, experimentation and collaboration.