Videoformes Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Laidak (Berlin, Germany) and Atelier (Sophia, Bulgaria) show the new volume of the Exquisite Corpse Video Project in March.
Alexandra Gelis (Colombia/Canada), Ana Moravi & Dellani Lima (Brazil), Anders Weberg (Sweden), Arthur Tuoto (Brazil), Christian Leduc (Canada), Clémence Demesme (France), Evan Tyler (Canada), Gabriel Soucheyre (France), John Criscitello (US), John Pirard (Belgium), Jorge Lozano (Colombia/Canada), Kai Lossgott (South Africa), Kika Nicolela (Brazil), Niclas Hallberg (Sweden), Ninja Thyberg (Sweden), noönK (France), Nung-Hsin Hu (Taiwan), Per E Riksson (Sweden), Pila Rusjan (Slovenia), Savio Leite (Brazil), Simone Stoll (Germany), Sojin Chun (South Korea/Canada), Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden), Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong), Ulf Kristiansen (Norway), Ulysses Castellanos (El Salvador/Canada)
The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) is a unique video collaboration among artists from various parts of the world, inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the “Exquisite Corpse”. Using the semi-blind, sequential method of the surrealists’ game, ECVP participants create video art in response to the final 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.” Rather than providing a unitary linear narrative, in the project each individual artist interrogates — permeated by the diverse cultural backgrounds — a number of genres, tendencies and strategies, engaging in performative, documental, conceptual and poetic modes of representation, utilizing the characteristics of participatory platforms and new communication technology. The project is coordinated by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela since 2008 and has had the participation of over 80 international artists so far, divided in 4 volumes and several videos. The new installment of the project, ECVP Volume 4, proposes the theme Porn/Politics as a frame for the creation of the videos. Project blog: https://exquisitecorpsevideoproject.wordpress.com