"Fantastic Smartphones": Tour 2021 (Gallery l'elac – Milan Design Week – KIKK Festival) "+ Lecture by Dries Depoorter, 05.09–07.11.2021, Galerie l'elac – Spazio Orso 16 – KIKK Festival

"Fantastic Smartphones": Tour 2021 (Gallery l'elac – Milan Design Week – KIKK Festival) "+ Lecture by Dries Depoorter
05.09–07.11.2021
Galerie l'elac – Spazio Orso 16 – KIKK Festival

Tags
electronics, web, UI/UX, mixed realities (xr/vr/ar), machine learning, robotics

After the Milan Design Week and the Galerie l'elac, the KIKK Festival in Namur (BE) hosts the exhibition "Fantastic Smartphones" from 4 to 7 November.


Behind the derision-filled title Fantastic Smartphones, alternative accessories, interactive installations and machine performances highlight the excesses relating to our use of these devices. By imagining innovative ways of interacting with our smartphones or by delegating our repetitive actions to machines, this exhibition takes a critical look at a society that has become addicted to an object that seems to have become indispensable : the “smart” phone.

Is this object, which was initially perceived as an extension, still a source of pleasure or has it become a source of alienation? Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students provide answers to this question through a series of installations that address different aspects of this issue in an original and immersive way. Visitors will be able to discover how to save time when using a dating app; cheat on their personal health data through bots; illustrate the time lost away from their phone; engrave their name on a Wall of Fame to evaluate the value of their actions on social networks; attend a discussion between two smartphones; scroll to infinity in a mesmerising way; discover neologisms relating to new digital behaviours; free themselves from digital addictions; discover what really happens in the cloud thanks to a visual allegory; or witness the strange choreography of a robotic arm that takes pictures of itself with a selfie stick.

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Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac –Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac –Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac –Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening recepetion at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Exhibition view at Gallery l'elac – Image ECAL/Santiago Martinez

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Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez
Opening reception at Gallery l'elac – Images ECAL/Santiago Martinez

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Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan – Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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Automač – ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Automač – ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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A Screentime Connaiseurs Lexicon – ECAL/Antony Demierre, Basil Dénéréaz, Nora Fatehi, Paul Fritz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Dorian Jovanovic, Valentine Leimgruber, Valerio Meschi, Ignacio Pérez, Michael Pica, Jorge Reis, Malik Sobgoui
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Kinetic Scroll – ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Kinetic Scroll – ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler – Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota
Cardiobot – ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Sleepbot – ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Podobot – ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Biobots – ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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In the Cloud – ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Dorian Jovanovic, Michael Pica, Malik Sobgoui – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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In the Cloud – ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Dorian Jovanovic, Michael Pica, Malik Sobgoui – Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota
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Meanwhile – ECAL/Léonard Guyot, Maya Bellier, Paul Lëon – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Meanwhile – ECAL/Léonard Guyot, Maya Bellier, Paul Lëon – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Adam & Eve – ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Michael Pica, Jorge Reis – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Selfie Robot – ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Ignacio Pére – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Selfie Robot – ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Ignacio Pérez – Image ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz
Desktop Notification Center – ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Ivan Chestopaloff – Image ECAL/Lison Christe
Mistarget – ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud – Image ECAL/Lison Christe
LIA – Leave It Alone –  ECAL/Bastien Classens, Léonard Guyot – Image ECAL/Lison Christe
TicTocLock – ECAL/Paul Lëon, Diane Thouvenin – Image ECAL/Lison Christe
Anti-Stress Case – ECAL/Kylan Luginbühl, Aurélien Pellegrini – Image Lison Christe
Smartphone Symbiosis – ECAL/Antoine Barras, Maya Bellier, Pablo Bellon, Ivan Chestopaloff, Bastien Classens, Guillaume Giraud, Léonard Guyot, Evan Kelly, Lisa Kishtoo, Paul Lëon, Kylan Luginbühl, Aurélien Pellegrini, Yaël Sidler, Diane Thouvenin

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Taptaptap – ECAL/Lisa Kishtoo, Bastien Mouthon, Diane Thouvenin – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Taptaptap – ECAL/Lisa Kishtoo, Bastien Mouthon, Diane Thouvenin – Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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Wall of Fame – ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler – Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota

UPDATE:

After the Milan Design Week and the Galerie l'elac, the KIKK Festival in Namur (BE) hosts the exhibition "Fantastic Smartphones" from 4 to 7 November 4. This event presents a series of interactive installations developed by students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behavior.

Pavillon de Namur
Rte Merveilleuse 65
5000 Namur, Belgique
https://www.le-pavillon.be/


UPDATE:

After the Milan Design Week and before the KIKK Festival in Namur (BE), the Gallery l'elac hosts the exhibition "Fantastic Smartphones" - a series of interactive installations developed by students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behavior

Opening
Wednesday 6 October 2021
6pm to 8pm

Dates/Schedules
7 to 22 October 2021
Monday to Friday
1pm to 5pm


Lecture by Dries Depoorter

Thursday 14 October 2021
6pm at ECAL (IKEA auditorium)

In the context of this exhibition, ECAL also proposes a lecture by Dries Depoorter, a Belgian multimedia artist who humorously addresses themes such as privacy, artificial intelligence, surveillance and social networks through interactive installations, applications and online games. www.driesdepoorter.be

On this occasion, you will be offered scratch tickets made by Dries Depoorter and you can win up to 25'000 followers for your Twitter or Instagram account!

This exhibition is part of the 200th anniversary of the ECAL (1821-2021).

These events are subject to the sanitary norms in force.

Galerie l'elac
Avenue du Temple 5
CH-1020 Renens


From 5 to 10 September 2021 at the Milan Design Week (Spazio Orso 16), ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents a series of projects and installations developed by Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students, that address our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behaviour.

Press Preview: 5 September, 9am – 11am
Opening Hours: 5 – 9 September, 11am – 8pm
10 September, 11am – 4pm

Spazio Orso 16
Via dell’Orso 16
20121 Milano
www.ecal.ch

Informations
Dates and schedules

05.09–07.11.2021

Venue
Galerie l'elac – Spazio Orso 16 – KIKK Festival