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> ECVP [EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT] VOL 1, 2 & 3 (2008-2011)

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 semiblind, 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 is having its world premiere at the Videoformes’ 2011 festival.


> VIDÉOFORMES - PROJET CADAVRE EXQUIS VIDÉO (2008-2011)

Since 2007, Babiloff & Videoformes organize an Exquisite Corpse project. The concept is simple: an adaptation of the ‘Surrealists group’ process to video.

 

For the 2010/2011 session Vidéoformes launches a new call for participation around two branches initiated by two video artists singled out during the 2010 festival:

 

> A project in standard definition (DV-SD) initiated by Patrick Bergeron:

Contributors list / work in progress:

Patrick Bergeron (Canada) • Simone Stoll (Italy) • Fabio Scaccioli (Italy) • Bérengère Hénin (France) • Chloé Mazlo (France) • Florence Babin (France)... To be continued...

 

> A project in High definition (DV-HD) initiated by Max Hattler:

Contributors list / work in progress:

Max Hattler (England) • Jacques Urbanska (Belgium) • Justine Emard (France)• Carmen Gil Vrolijk (Colombia) • Roland Quelven (France)... To be continued...

 

> The project 2008/2010:

 

List 1:
Raphael (Spain) • Sig Coggins (France) • Kika Nicolela (Brazil) • Anick Maréchal (France) • Stéphane Trois Carrés (France) • Justine Emard (France) • Devis Venturelli (Italy) • Isabelle Huberson (France) • Delphine chevrot (France) • Robert Croma (England) • Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) • Anders Weberg (Sweden) • Niclas allberg (Sweden) • Antti Savela (Sweden) • Vincent Blesbois (France) • Colette Chevrier (France) • Alicia Felberbaum & Michèle Rusconi (England)


List 2:
Raphael (Spain) • John Sanborn (USA) • Stéphane Trois Carrés (France) • Gabriel Soucheyre (France) • Eric André Freydefont (France) • Christophe Guérin (France) • Thomas audissergues (France) • Yannick Dangin Leconte (France) • Simon Duclut- Rasse • Clémence Demesme (Belgium) • Ran slavin (Israel) • Alphonsine David (France) • Maria Donata Napoli (Italy) • Alfonso Elvira (Spain)


> TRANSIT SÉLECTION VIDÉO

move. crouch. roll / Nadine Bachmann von Werder / Installation mono-écran / Muthesius Academy of fine Arts, KIEL (Allemagne)

Produced by Muthesius Academy of fine Arts (Kiel, Germany), and presented with the support of EU Culture Program 2007-2013 for Transit project, worn by EMAF (D) & Vidéoformes (F).

A movie about me. My life, my inner life. Commented and viewed from the outside, through the eyes of others. The movie deals with memories of drug excesses, depression, breakdowns and moments of freaking out. Seemingly happy party life and nostalgic family memories are subtly unmasked and turn into horrible situations and fairy-tale fiction. The focus is on living with emotional lability (borderline personality disorder) and the traces it leaves. The interviewees tell the audience how they experienced moments and parts of my life. But the statements given by the interviewees seem questionable. Everybody has different memories and a different opinion. These differences are emphasized in the editing process of the movie. Therefore, the view from the outside world is fragmented like a kaleidoscope. The combination with the dream-like inner world images blurs the border between reality and imagination. The movie intends to show that there is more than one truth. The objectivity of film as a communication medium is questioned. Parts of real experiences turn into fictional film scenes. The audience is reminded of the fact that a movie is an illusion, a modern version of a shadow play.
Crédits: Director, editing, director of photography (new material) and parts of the sound editing = Nadine Bachmann von Werder Super 8 film material = Ronald Homann, Nadine Bachmann Sound design = Max on Werder Found footage material = photos, film material (vhs, 16mm, Hi8) as I found (different unknown persons)...

The car / Gertjan Bisschop / Installation mono-écran / hogeschool St Lukas, BRUXELLES (Belgique)

Produced by Hogeschool St Lukas (Bruxelles, Belgium) and presented with the support of EU Culture Program 2007-2013 for Transit project, worn by EMAF (D) & Vidéoformes (F).

Car (2010, Wevelgem) and Circle of fourths (2009, Gent) are two films each set in a closed, one-space environment (microcosmos). Central to both films are the possibilities present in these two self-created systems. I want to explore processes of formation. How does one element produces the other, how can one actor produce the other?

 

We've never seen a night which has finished by reaching a day / Ju Hyoung Lee / Installation version mono-écran / EESI European School of Visual Arts, POITIERS (France)

Produced by european School of Visual Arts (Poitiers, France) with the support of EU Culture Program 2007-2013 for Transit project, worn by EMAF (D) & Vidéoformes (F).

Mrs. KIM Hwa Seon was born in Pyong-Yang in 1926. She was fifteen years old when she was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers. At military bases located in Singapore and in China, she was forced to serve Japaneses soldiers as a sex slave. This film is com¬posed of a dialogue between her and I, and a litterary monologue about a prostitute during the Algerian war. It shows the suffering and the emotion of a women who has been excluded from our collective memory.

 

At 250 miles per hour / Félix Porato / Installation version mono-écran / EESI European School of Visual Arts, POITIERS (France)

Produced by european School of Visual Arts (Poitiers, France) with the support of EU Culture Program 2007-2013 for Transit project, worn by EMAF (D) & Vidéoformes (F).

Rick, Sylvia and Tim, three middle-aged persons, wanting to get away from boredom, decide to pursue the crazy dream: to go and bomb a boom in the west side of United States. During their journey from East to West, they will realise it is impossible to come back to the life they had before, and to society. Inspired by Jim Harrison’s “A good day to die ».

H-Hima / Jean Bonichon / Installation version mono-écran / ESACM École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole (France)

Produced by l’École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and presented with the support of EU Culture Program 2007-2013 for Transit project, worn by EMAF (D) & Vidéoformes (F).

H like the Hour: a quarter past eight a.m, Enola Gay the american bombe drop his bomb. H like H bomb: Little boy, first atomic bombe. H like Hospital: Hospital Shima, precise impact point of the explosion. H like Hiroshima: town which had been completly eradicated, August 6th, 1945. Needles fix show the terrible hour while the clock turn endlessly reversed sense. Perception is disturbing and scary is born from this humanist decline.