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The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) VOLUM #4

The ECVP [Exquisite Corpse Video Project] is a video collaboration collaboration project inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the “Exquisite Corpse”. The project is coordinated by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela and currently has over 80 participating artists from various countries. ECVP Volume 4 (2013-14, over 30 artists and reaching 60 minutes of running time).

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.”

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 between artists from around the world illuminates the possibilities and potentials of a globalized, collective creativity.

More about ECVP

http://exquisitecorpsevideoproject.wordpress.com

 

Info

  • Medium: Single Channel Video
  • Length: 01:26 (min)
  • Year: 2014
  • Sound Credit: David E. Murphy