About the Book
The Exquisite Corpse Video Project [ECVP] is an international video collaboration project created and coordinated by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela. The project was inspired by the classic Surrealists' drawing method of the same name, Cadavre Exquis, in which a paper is folded so that each contributor sees only a small portion of the preceding artist's work. When the last participant is finished, the sheet is unfolded to reveal a strangely divergent, yet contiguous form or figure. The participants created minute‐long video art segments in response to the final ten seconds of the previous filmmaker's work. Each participant was then asked to incorporate these seconds into their piece, creating transitions as they pleased, until everyone's vision was threaded together into a final "corpse".