From 14 December 2021 (opening at 6pm) to 30 January 2022, as part of L'Appartement - Espace Images Vevey, Sara Bastai, the first winner of the Images Vevey x ECAL Prize, will exhibit her Master's degree project in Photography, completed in 2021.
The Images Vevey x ECAL Prize was created in 2021 and strengthens the collaboration between the two institutions. Its aim is to offer a first exhibition experience to a student graduating from the ECAL's Bachelor's or Master's degree in photography. The winning work is presented in the form of a monographic exhibition by Images Vevey on the occasion of its biennial or in its permanent space.
Sara Bastai's project, "RAM_2.0" is the result of her collaboration with an artificial intelligence. By submitting the hundreds of photographs contained in her smartphone to AI, the latter analyses the images and describes what it perceives in them. Sara Bastai then creates new settings based on the captions generated. A dialogue between the artist and the machine is established to explore the notion of memory through the eyes of technology. She has specifically adapted her project for the rooms of L'Appartement - Espace Images Vevey.
In the lounge of L'Appartement, Maxime Guyon, a graduate of ECAL's Bachelor of Photography programme, also presents a series of images from his book "Aircraft - The New Anatomy", published by Lars Müller Publishers.