Tant qu'il n'y a pas de frottement, le mouvement sera continu, 01.06–24.09.2023, Espace Mercerie, Lausanne

Tant qu'il n'y a pas de frottement, le mouvement sera continu
Espace Mercerie, Lausanne

An exhibition presented by second-year Bachelor of Visual Arts students at the ECAL, as part of the "faits et gestes" course taught by Philippe Decrauzat, in collaboration with VU.CH, art in hospital.

"Rue Mercerie" has always been a hotbed of artistic activity. Between 1970 and 1996, the Rivolta gallery exhibited a large number of modern and contemporary artists. In this cobbled street, which has been linked to Lausanne's art history for many years, a common reflection was born: how can an exhibition space be shaped and questioned?

A connection is made between the outside and the inside of the art space. The main feature of the street, its severe slope, is transposed into the space in the form of an oblique platform. Various works are presented on this platform, blending the collective with the individual.

By modifying the floor, the behaviour usually adopted in an exhibition space is disturbed. The traditional point of view is disrupted, allowing a different approach to the space and the works.

Audiences are invited to descend into this space and experience what this layout can offer.

The impact not only of the space but also of the history of the place on the experience of an art installation is reminiscent of a principle that underpins the VU.CH programme at the CHUV - Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois. Art in the hospital context is much the same as in a museum or gallery, but it is experienced differently, not least because of the configuration of the spaces.


Thursday 1st June, 6pm


From 1 June to 24 September 2023
Open every Saturday, 11am-2pm
Free entry


Espace Mercerie
Rue Mercerie 22
1003 Lausanne


Patricia Araujo , Romain Deriaz , Camille Dudan , Giada Gollin , Tom Grbic , Charlie Jannes , Anna Kawahara , Achille Meier , Ella Minton , Romain Rochat , Romane Roy , Seline Symons, dans le cadre du cours faits et gestes donné par Philippe Decrauzat .



Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel
Image ECAL/Marvin Merkel