About the Lazarus Corporation
The Lazarus Corporation is an outpost of artists & writers whose work is characterised by an intriguing combination of visceral aesthetics, intellect, and a determination not to be assimilated by monoculture.
It is not a formal collective, but rather a means to curate and promote this artwork & writing. It aims to resist the infantilisation of culture - whether that be intellectually “dumbing down” or the growing demand to sanitise culture, leaving it by turns insipidly bland and sickly sweet.
The Lazarus Corporation is a defiant counteraction.
A Brief History
There are few websites on the internet that I consider worthy of more than a brief glance. The Lazarus Corporation has been designed to be one that would catch my eye and keep my goldfish-like attention over a prolonged period. It’s a growling, growing rock’n’roll beast of a website, informed by intelligence and aesthetic attitude.
The Lazarus Corporation first appeared on the web back in 1996, an impudent blot on the landscape of the free webspace provided by my ISP of the time. Things changed: it got bigger, it got faster, it got more savvy to technology. Now it’s here, residing on some stable, fast commercial webhost. It’s still changing and mutating.
— Paul Watson, 2011.
the Lazarus Corporation is:
- A collaborative project
- A collective of artists producing work in a variety of media
- An online gallery of art works for sale
- An online exhibition
- An experimental space
- An exquisite aesthetic experience
- A pain in the arse
- A loss of quality drinking time
- A first step towards world domination
- Probably the best website you’ll find
What other people have said about us:
“Experimental writing, artwork of various sorts, and articles - the Lazarus Corporation is ‘a collaborative project’ and ‘an experimental space’ devoted to sex and paranoia, science and nightmare. Well designed, clever and articulate; and as a matter of fact they take a lively interest in all experimental work, whether it echoes their own preferred style or not.” — Edward Picot
“Thought provoking and arresting … a much needed purgative for the banality of contemporary culture.” — Wayne Bertola
“Art is fun but I don’t really like to talk about it that much. Looking is cool. Experiencing it is cool. But talking about it and getting all philomosophical about it just twists me the wrong way. So I don’t have much to say about what you will find at the Lazarus Corporation’s website other than that it makes me go ‘Oooh!’.” — DaddyD, Der Österreichische Rundfunk on FM4
“A great multi-medium arts collective out of the UK. Even if you do not like it, guaranteed to make you feel something.” — Wayne H W Wolfson