Kika Nicolela

2011, 68:47 minutes, colour, English


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”. 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.” 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 artists from around the world illuminates the possibilities of globalized, collective creativity.

The project is coordinated since 2008 by Brazilian video-artist Kika Nicolela, and has had the participation of over 70 artists from 25 countries. The ECVP Volume 3 has the participation of the following artists, who together created one audiovisual piece:

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]

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