Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP), Ljubljana

Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP)
Screening and talk

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7 pm
Photon Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana

About the project
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, is having its world premiere at the Photon Gallery in Ljubljana, and proposes the theme Porn/Politics as a frame for the creation of the videos.

“…I also conclude that this group delineates the digital culture in which we live, a culture no longer fragmented like the post-modern one, but shattered and precarious in regards to the creation of meaning. The Exquisite Corpse Video Project introduces us to this new world, mimicking its intrinsic shattering and precariousness, while simultaneously generating new meanings for the contemporary experience.”
excerpt of essay Digital Blind Date (2009) by Juliana Monachesi

In the sixteenth Video Evening KOLEKTIVA is presenting the international video collages Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP). Join us for the screening and a talk with the iniciator and coordinator of the project Brazilian artist and curator Kika Nicolela and participating artist from Slovenia Pila Rusjan.

The project coordinated by: Kika Nicolela (BR)

Participating: Alexandra Buhl (DK), Alicia Felberbaum (GB), Ana Moravi & Dellani Lima (BR), Anders Weberg (SE), Brad Wise (US), Caroline Breton (FR), Christian Leduc (CA), Gabriel Soucheyre (FR), Jan Hakon Erichsen (NO), John Pirard (BE), Jorge Lozano (CO/CA), Joshua & Zachary Sandler (US), Joy Whalen (US), Kika Nicolela (BR), Lucas Bambozzi (BR), Mads Ljungdahl (DK), Marty McCutcheon (US), Niclas Hallberg (SE), Nung-Hsin Hu (TW), Pedro Reis (PT), Per E. Riksson (SE), Pila Rusjan (SI), Simone Stoll (DE), Sojin Chun (KR/CA), Stina Pehrsdotter (SE), Ulf Kristiansen (NO), Ulysses Castellanos (SV/CA)

Screening list:
ECVP Volume 01, Corpse#8 (2008), 10’23”
ECVP Volume 01, Corpse#9 (2008), 10’15”
ECVP Volume 02, Narratives (2009), 09’57”
ECVP Volume 04, Porn/Politics (2013), 20′
Approximate running time: 50 minutes

Photon Gallery
Centre for Contemporary Photography of Central and South East Europe
Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana
t: +386 (0)59 977 907
Opening time: Mon.-Fri.: 12am - 6pm
Video Evening #16
Production: Photon Gallery
Co-production: Kolektiva Institute, Kika Nicolela & participating artists

Video večer / Video EveningVideo večer / Video Evening is a periodical event organized by Vesna Bukovec and Metka Zupanič from Kolektiva Institute in which we screen video selections prepared by various invited artists, curators, institutions, asociations and festivals.

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