Adapting the surrealist parlor game to video editing, resident artist Elisabeth Hogeman, in collaboration with Morganne Wakefield and in-coming resident artist Jan Brugger, will screen an exquisite corpse video piece, along with three individual short video works cut from the same corpse.
By watching these three short video works and their original source material, viewers will have opportunity to see how malleable the medium is, while getting a sense of the distinct sensibilities of each artist, who will in turn discuss their take on the pleasures and challenges of creating a world from disparate, often improvised parts. Topics of discussion will include strategies for world-building, non-traditional script-writing, choreography, multiple realities, and fetishistic framing.
Elisabeth Hogeman, Morganne Wakefield, and Jan Brugger are all alumni from the University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts, and are teaching artists who recently participated, or are currently part of, the Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship program at UChicago. Elisabeth Hogeman is a current artist in residence at the Hyde Park Art Center (October 2016-September 2017) and a part-time lecturer in photography at the University of Chicago. Jan Brugger will join the Hyde Park Art Center as an artist in residence in October, and is currently a Field Trip/Field Guide/Field Notes Fellow with the Arts, Science and Culture Initiative at the University of Chicago. Morganne Wakefield co-directs Screen Share Video Gallery, a venue for student-made work at the Logan Center for the Arts, at the University of Chicago, and is a full-time Visiting Professor at Purdue University-Northwest, in Hammond, Indiana.