This Exquisite Forest

This Exquisite Forest
The latest interactive project from Google Creative Lab’s Aaron Koblin and Director Chris Milk, ‘This Exquisite Forest’, has gone live this week at The Tate Modern. A clever take on an old surrealist parlour game called ‘Exquisite Corpse’, where each person adds to a composition before passing it on to someone else to continue, they’ve developed a version which runs concurrently within Tate Modern and online. The initial digital ‘saplings’ have been created by Tate favourites Miroslaw Balka, Olafur Eliasson, Dryden Goodwin, Raqib Shaw, Julian Opie, Mark Titchner and Bill Woodrow. From these animations anyone with browser access can choose to continue on the same story, or to take it in a different direction and create a new ‘branch’, using a web based drawing tool developed by Google for the project. As the submissions grow, so will the forest, creating an almost completely user generated art installation of animated ‘leaves’ from around the globe.

You can visit This Exquisite Forest online here (only supported in Google Chrome though, of course…) –

Also, check out their previous collaboration on Arcade Fire’s ‘The Wilderness Downtown’ here, another great digital project.

#Chris Milk#Interactive Video#Tate