Drive in Video Art screening on Friday Night.
Posted on 2012/04/16
Take your car to the parking lot and watch The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Volume III on a 60 square meter screen. The sound will be sent out thru FM frequency, so you can use your smartphone or a radio. There will be radio’s on-site also for walking in visitors without a car.
Date: Fri, April 27
Location: Ängelholm, Parkskolans parking lot.
Introduction by project coordinator Kika Nicoela, Brazil.
Other participating artists present as well.
The Exquisite Corpse Video Project
The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) is an unique video collaboration among artists from all over the world, inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the ”Exquisite Corpse”. 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.”
The project is coordinated by Brazilian video-‐artist, Kika Nicolela. In the first Volume of the project (2008), 9 videos were created in collaboration by 36 artists from 16 countries. Volume 2 of the ECVP (2009) consists of 12 videos made by over 50 artists from 21 countries. Volume 3 (2011) is a 1 hour long video made by 45 artists. 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 ‘strangers’ from around the world illuminates the possibilities of globalized, collective creativity. ECVP screenings and exhibitions have been taking place in various countries since June 2008, such as Sweden, US, UK, Greece, Canada, Brazil, Australia and South Africa. A book on the ECVP Vol.1, edited by Alicia Felberbaum, has been released January 2010.
Teaser from the Volume 2