ECAL IN BASEL: EXHIBITION FANTASTIC SMARTPHONES, 07–21.10.2022, HEK, Basel

ECAL IN BASEL: EXHIBITION FANTASTIC SMARTPHONES
07–21.10.2022
HEK, Basel

Tags
electronics, machine learning (ML), robotics

After the Salone del Mobile in Milano, the Galerie l'elac and the KIKK Festival in Namur (BE), the Fantastic Smartphones exhibition will be held at the HEK - House of electronic Arts in Basel from 7 to 21 October 2022.


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.

Gianni Camporota , Léonard Guyot - Fantastic Smartphones

Fantastic Smartphones is a serie of interactive installations developed by the Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students of ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with our smartphones and the way they influence our daily behaviour.

Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel
Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel

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Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel
Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel
Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel

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Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel
Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel
Exhibition at HEK - Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel

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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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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
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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DATES AND SCHEDULES

7 - 21 October 2022
Wednesday to Sunday
10am - 6pm

OPENING

Thursday 6 October 2022
7pm

VENUE

HEK (House of electronic Arts)
Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Bâle

STUDENTS

Antoine Barras , Maya Bellier , Pablo Bellon , Bastien Claessens , Ivan Chestopaloff , Antony Demierre , Basil Dénéréaz , Nora Fatehi , Paul Fritz , Sébastien Galera Larios , Giraud Guillaume , Souhaïb Ghanmi , Léonard Guyot , Rayane Jemaa , Dorian Jovanovic , Evan Kelly , Kishtoo Lisa , Kylan Luginbühl , Valentine Leimgruber , Valerio Meschi , Bastien Mouthon , Paul Lëon , Ignacio Pérez , Aurélien Pellegrini , Michael Pica , Jorge Reis , Yael Sidler , Malik Sobgoui , Diane Thouvenin

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM

Pauline Saglio

RELATED EVENTS AND PROJECTS

Fantastic Smartphones

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Fantastic Smartphones

Studio project

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.

"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

EXHIBITIONS

"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

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.

"Fantastic Smartphones",06–22.10.2021,Gallery l'elac, Renens

ELAC GALLERY

"Fantastic Smartphones",
06–22.10.2021,
Gallery l'elac, Renens

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.