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The Exquisite Corpse Video Project: Volume 1

October 16 – November 5, 2017

Atrium Gallery, 1st and 2nd floor

Coordinated by Kika Nicolela

PROJECT STATEMENT:
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 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”. Rather than providing a unitary linear narrative, each participant maintains his/her own style, permeated by the diverse cultural backgrounds. Each individual artist interrogates, via different means, a number of genres, tendencies and strategies. Since 2008, this inspiring process of exchange among artists from around the world illuminates the possibilities of a dynamic collective creation via participatory platforms and new communication technology.

The ECVP was initiated in 2008 by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela and it has had 5 volumes released. The Volume 1 was divided in 9 different videos. The project has been already shown in galleries, museums, cinemas and alternative spaces of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and US. Some of the main spaces that have exhibited the ECVP include the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, Central Gallery in São Paulo, Open Contemporary Art Center in Taiwan, Galerie Carla Magna in Paris, Visual Arts Network in Cape Town, Artists Television Access in San Francisco and Videoformes Festival in Clermont-Ferrand.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Corpse #1
Marty McCutcheon (USA) | Ambuja Magaji (India) | Kika Nicolela (Brazil) | Zachary Sandler (USA) | Simone Stoll (Germany) | John Pirard (Belgium) | Niclas Hallberg (Sweden) | Anders Weberg (Sweden)

Corpse #2
Michael Chang (Denmark) | Niclas Hallberg (Sweden) | Marty McCutcheon (USA) | Alison Williams (South Africa) | Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden) | Kika Nicolela (Brazil) | Per E Riksson (Sweden)

Corpse #3
John Pirard (Belgium) | Kika Nicolela (Brazil) | Anders Weberg (Sweden) | Joy Whalen (USA) | Marty McCutcheon (USA) | Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) | Niclas Hallberg (Sweden) | Simone Stoll (Germany)

Corpse #4
Marty McCutcheon (USA) | Niclas Hallberg (Sweden) | Hélène Abram (France) | John Pirard (Belgium) | Brad Wise (USA) | Ronee Hui (England) | Lucas Bambozzi (Brazil) | Kai Lossgott (South Africa) | Kika Nicolela (Brazil)

Corpse #5
Michael Chang (Denmark) | Joshua & Zachary Sandler (USA) | Simone Stoll (Germany) | Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden) | Alberto Guerreiro (Portugal) | Niclas Hallberg (Sweden) | Ambuja Magaji (India) | Dellani Lima (Brazil) | Per E Riksson (Sweden)

Corpse #6
Kika Nicolela (Brazil) | Alicia Felberbaum (England) | Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) | Anders Weberg (Sweden) | Marty McCutcheon (USA) | Jan Kather (USA) | John Pirard (Belgium) | Arthur Tuoto (Brazil) | Nung-Hsin Hu (Taiwan)

Corpse #7
Michael Chang (Denmark) | Jan Kather (USA) | Niclas Hallberg (Sweden) | Renata Padovan (Brazil) | Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) | Tim Pickerill (USA) | Ronee Hui (England) | Romuald Beugnon (France) | Hans Manner-Jakobsen (Denmark) | Kai Lossgott (South Africa)

Corpse #8
Anders Weberg (Sweden) | Joshua & Zachary Sandler (USA) | Kika Nicolela (Brazil) | Nung-Hsin Hu (Taiwan) | Brad Wise (USA) | Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden) | Christian Leduc (Canada) | Caroline Breton (France) | Jan Hakon Erichsen (Norway) | Pila Rusjan (Slovenia)

Corpse #9
Joy Whalen (USA) | Per E Riksson (Sweden) | Marty McCutcheon (USA) | John Pirard (Belgium) | Alexandra Buhl (Denmark) | Simone Stoll (Germany) | Alicia Felberbaum (England) | Lucas Bambozzi (Brazil) | Pedro Reis (Portugal) | Mads Ljungdahl (Denmark)

SCHEDULE:

10/16/17 10/22/17
Corpse #1, Corpse #2 and Corpse #3

10/23/17 10/29/17
Corpse #4, Corpse #5 and Corpse #6

10/30/17 11/5/17
Corpse #7, Corpse #8 and Corpse #9

To see more information about the project, visit https://exquisitecorpsevideoproject.wordpress.com

Essay by Juliana Monachesi