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.
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 art 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.”
“Thought provoking and arresting … a much needed purgative for
the banality of contemporary culture.”
“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.”