ECVP Vol. 3 2011

Untitled-1ECVP Vol. 3 [2011]
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The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) is a unique video collaboration among artists from all over the world, inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the “Exquisite Corpse”. In the Surrealist ‘game’, a paper is folded such that each contributor sees only a small portion of the previous contributor’s work, and begins his own work from that small portion. When the last participant is finished, the sheet is unfolded to reveal a strangely divergent, yet contiguous form or figure.
Using the semi-blind, sequential method of the surrealists’ game, ECVP participants create video art in response to the final ten seconds of the previous member’s work. Each member is asked to incorporate these seconds into their piece, creating transitions as they please, until everyone’s vision is threaded together into an instigating final “corpse.”
The project is coordinated by Brazilian video-artist, Kika Nicolela. In the first Volume of the project (2008), 9 videos were created in collaboration by 36 artists from 16 countries. Volume 2 of the ECVP (2009) consists of 12 videos made by over 50 artists from 21 countries. Volume 3 (2011) is a 1 hour long video made by 45 artists.
While the Surrealists are said to have created the method almost a century ago, only recently could such a fast-paced, pan-global, audiovisual variation of this exercise be produced. The inspiring process of exchange among ‘strangers’ from around the world illuminates the possibilities of globalized, collective creativity.
ECVP screenings and exhibitions have been taking place in various countries since June 2008, such as Sweden, US, UK, Greece, Canada, Brazil, Australia and South Africa. A book on the ECVP Vol.1, edited by Alicia Felberbaum, has been released January 2010.

ECVP Vol. 3 artists:
Marty McCutcheon [US]
Matthias Roth [Germany]
Debbie Douez [Canada]
Renata Padovan [Brazil]
Gabriela Golder [Argentina]
Alvaro Campo [Switzerland]
Fernando Velazquez [Brazil]
Jorge Castro [Argentina]
Jan Hakon Erichsen [Norway]
Stina Pehrsdotter [Sweden]
Alysse Stepanian [US]
Simone Stoll [Germany]
Jorge Lozano [Canada]
Marcelo Amorim [Brazil]
Kai Lossgot [South Africa]
John Criscitello [US]
Alexandra Gelis [Colombia/Canada]
Per Eriksson [Sweden]
Sohrab M. Kashani [Iran]
Pila Rusjan [Slovenia]
Alicia Felberbaum [UK]
Ronee Hui [UK]
Nung-Hsin Hu [Taiwan]
Ulf Kristiansen [Norway]
Brad Wise [US]
Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak [Slovenia]
Dellani Lima [Brazil]
Jan Kather [US]
Evelin Stermitz [Austria]
Anders Weberg [Sweden]
Gérard Chauvin [France]
Deirdre Logue [Canada]
Wai Kit Lam [China]
Nia Pushkarova [Bulgaria]
Gabriel Soucheyre [France]
Sojin Chun [South Korea/Canada]
Josh and Zachary Sandler [US]
Niclas Hallberg [Sweden]
Anthony Siarkiewicz [US]
Kim Dotty Hachmann [Germany]
Giada Guiringuelli [Switzerland]
Lucas Bambozzi [Brazil]
Mads Ljungdahl [Denmark]
John Creson and Adam Rosen [US/Canada]
Kika Nicolela [Brazil]
AIVA Angelholm International Video Art Festival // Angelholm, Sweden
Open Contemporary Art Center // Taipei, Taiwan
Watertower Art Festival // Sophia, Bulgaria
Gallery West // Toronto, Canada
Objectifs // Singapore
Atelier397 // São Paulo, Brazil
Museum of Modern Art Videoart Cycle // Buenos Aires, Argentina
Videoformes // Clermont-Ferrand, France