Alicia Felberbaum

visual artist




The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) is a unique video collaboration of 35 artists from 16 countries, inspired by the Surrealist invention, the “Exquisite Corpse”. In the Surrealist ‘game’, a paper is folded such that each contributor sees only a small portion of theprevious contributor’s work, and begins his own work from that small portion. When the lastparticipant is finished, the sheet is unfolded to reveal a strangely divergent, yet contiguous form orfigure.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 videos from the ECVP were created by artists who met online, at, a networking site for artists, galleries, and collectors. The project was instigated and managed by Brazilian videoartist, Kika Nicolela.

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 sharing and exchange between and among ‘strangers’ from around the world illuminates and celebrates the possibilities and potentials of globalized, collective creativity. The first 3 videos of the series were exhibited on the Formverk gallery in Sweden, June 2008. The second series were finished in August and had their world premiere at Monkeytown, in Brooklyn, New York. Other screenings and exhibitions are taking place in various countries, such as Greece, Canada, Brazil, USA and South Africa. A book about the project will be released October 2008, as well as the videos Corpses#7, 8 and 9.


ECVP attempts to develop its own audiovisual language, via a cross-fertilization of art forms, openingup a dynamic dialogue between technology?based art and the more traditional video art. 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, engaging in performative, documental, conceptual and poetic modes of representation. The ECVP artists are exploring the possibilities of online social networking, which provides the group with a more transparent, dialectic, self-correcting and viral working environment to nurture creative intercultural dialogue and expand their video collaboration. The Internet has also enabled this international artists’ consortium to bypass traditional media outlets in order to share in the creation, publishing, and self-promotion of its collective works. While working in collaboration, the ECVP group is in search for new modes of expression in the development of video art, building a new concept through utilizing the characteristics of participatory platforms and new communication technology.


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) | Helene 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)



> Formverk Gallery. Sweden
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project  Corpse #1 to #9
_The Vitruvian Woman
Date: March 14, 2009
Location: Eskilstuna, near Stockholm, Sweden
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> The Lupa Art, Melbourne, Australia
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project  Corpse #1 to #9
Date: January 2009
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> aluCine 2008, Toronto, Canada
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project  Corpse #1 to #9
Date: Nov. 20, 2008 at 12pm to Nov. 29, 2008 at 12pm
Street: 90 Oxford Street Suite # 8 Toronto  M5T 1P3 ON
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Event Type: festival, international, film, short, video
>VANSA, Visual Arts Network of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project
Date: October 30, 2008
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> Rural Research Laboratories @ the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project #1 to #3
Date: October 14, 2008 at 6pm to October 28, 2008 at 6pm
Street: 254 Baldwin Street. Elmira, New York 14901
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Event Type: international, video
> Indie – Mostra de Cinema Mundial, Belo Horizonte, SÃO PAULO
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project Corpse #2
Time: October 9, 2008 at 6pm to October 16, 2008 at 6pm
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Event Type: festival, international, film
> AZAdigitalCINEMAfestival, Thessaloniki, Greece
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project  Corpse #1 to #6
Date: September 2008
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Event Type: festival, international, film
monkey_ny_w> Monkey Town, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
_Exquisite Corpse Video Project Corpse #1 to #6

Date: August 18, 2008

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> Formverk Gallery, Sweden

_Exquisite Corpse Video Project Corpse #1 to #3

Date: 4 June 2008  7 June 2008

Venue: Eskilstuna, near Stockholm, Sweden

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