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Archive as a Creative Act: The Absolute Cinema of Gregory J. Markopoulos and the Temenos Utopia

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FILM STUDIES

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FILM STUDIES

Archive as a Creative Act: The Absolute Cinema of Gregory J. Markopoulos and the Temenos Utopia

with François Bovier

Artists who produce archives from their own work approach archival activity as a creative gesture: here, the archive literally becomes a work of art. In parallel with the “archival impulse” that has run through contemporary art since the 1960s, this research project examines the “performative agency” of archives when they are constituted from “image acts”. The selected corpus is based on an extremely singular case, the cinematographic work of Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928-1992) and the Temenos archives.

The Raving Age. Histories and figures of youth

UNITE DE THEORIE

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The Raving Age. Histories and figures of youth

with Vincent Normand, Stéphanie Moisdon

This research project questions what has come of youth – a conceptual, aesthetic, and political figure that was born with modernity – in the visual arts, popular culture, and the humanities. Conversely, the project addresses what the problematic category of “youth” has brought about in contemporary art and thought.

Tara Ulmann – Thank You for Everything (I Feel Better Now)

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Tara Ulmann – Thank You for Everything (I Feel Better Now)

by Tara Ulmann

Thank You for Everything (I Feel Better Now) is a sincere and disjointed transcription of a collection of queer poetic/theoretical texts that retraces, much like a journal, the emotional states experienced in the crevices of a breakup. Farewell, image! Here, only the pain shall bear witness. If there was love, then there was hate, and conversely. If I can define the break-up, then I am capable of repairing it. Performance to finally speak, but above all tell. To speak louder and think beyond photography. Thoughts more delicate and phenomenal than sculpture. Performance inhabits the body, but it can conquer space.

Clara Sipf – Outlaw History: Bird Invasion

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Clara Sipf – Outlaw History: Bird Invasion

by Clara Sipf

A couple of days ago, the birds flew into the city. Enormous flocks of all varieties of birds, plenty of crows, seagulls and sparrows. The sky became dark. Determined and angry, they swooped down on the panicked masses. Greedily they pecked the flesh of living bodies; the big birds ripped whole shreds out of them. I spotted one that the woodpeckers, with their rapid hammering movements, had carefully severed from the neck including the spinal bones and the head had rolled dully down a small slope, meeting its end in the roadside ditch. The judges must have lingered in the courthouse for some more time until a falcon threw itself like a martyr through the colourfully decorated church window and herded them out.

Sebastien Rück – Jeanne’s Promdress

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Sebastien Rück – Jeanne’s Promdress

by Sebastien Rück

My project is a reflection on how to showcase a series of drawings. Jeanne’s Promdress was created with the same energy I would have put into making my own prom dress. I sought to create a space, a cocoon for my drawings – a place that compels visitors to linger, take a moment, peek inside and discover a selection of drawings resulting from an intimate sketchbook production, made in the living space that is the bedroom. I used different materials such as the tulle of a mosquito net or a piece of muslin fabric (100% polyester), wire, a metal circle and a hanging rod. I sewed everything myself, hence the title, Promdress.

Claudia Mangone – Diagrams

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Claudia Mangone – Diagrams

by Claudia Mangone

This series of drawings is the result of a process in which the amount of information is continuously dosed. Communication is partially silenced; the structure of the shapes is blurred and lost, like a clouded mind or a hidden secret. Breaths in the room or manifestation of thoughts, they represent nothing more than what comes to the eye; the work thus becomes malleable under the gaze of the viewer, highlighting the unspoken. Made on paper, cut out, reassembled and then veiled by the milky surface of plexiglass, their manifestation is elusive. The colours are calibrated according to the surface’s capacity to hold or enhance them. The three pivots that support the drawings move around the four sides to find points of stability.

Sofia Fresey Angelopoulou – Juggler

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Sofia Fresey Angelopoulou – Juggler

by Sofia Fresey Angelopoulou

Juggler is an installation that consists of four large prints on micro-perforated tarpaulins, which are suspended from the ceiling. Viewers are welcome to walk around them and appreciate their see-through qualities. In many instances the juggler shares its identity with the magician, the jester and the fool. It is a duality: folly and non-folly, order and disorder, a joke and a warning. It is an entity that creates amusement with implements and in some cases with a physically deformed body. Through that, it generates patterns that describe the bizarre. Combinations of incompatibility, fantasy and reality, caricature and plausibility, alogicalness and hyperbolism. A big part of this project consists of images generated by an AI trained with pictures of freaks in sideshows.

Simon Colliard – Celle-ci je voulais la chanter au bord du gouffre

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Simon Colliard – Celle-ci je voulais la chanter au bord du gouffre

by Simon Colliard

Celle-ci Je Voulais la Chanter au Bord du Gouffre talks about having dreams and getting lost in the process. Celle-ci Je Voulais la Chanter au Bord du Gouffre is what remains when you have been looking within for too long. Celle-ci Je Voulais la Chanter au Bord du Gouffre is a 17-minute musical performance that tells a fragment of a story.

Luana Cardinaux – Bedrooms (series)

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Luana Cardinaux – Bedrooms (series)

by Luana Cardinaux

Bedrooms is a series of 3D-printed compact spaces. The toy-like object’s monochromatic material provides a blank canvas upon which viewers can project experiences and reflections. Each bedroom encapsulated within these portable containers represents a fragment of a personal narrative. Through these intimate spaces, viewers are invited to an introspective journey evoking a sense of nostalgia and exploring the themes of childhood, identity and the concept of personal space.

Juri Bizzotto – Shy Opener, Transfarmer Miniconcert

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Juri Bizzotto – Shy Opener, Transfarmer Miniconcert

by Juri Bizzotto

Shy Opener, Transfarmer Miniconcert consists of a live set and presentation of the first single + video clip Shy Opener, made for the Transfarmer Series project. The concert stage is transformed into a window into the world of Transfarmer, where sound, performance and stage elements recreate the bucolic ecosystem of a rediscovered periphery. Transfarmer is a long-term research project, which is committed to creating intersectional critical thinking with respect to the condition of queer, trans* subjectivities in the rural context – imagining metamorphoses of them and their landscape. The practical project includes drawings, texts, sound compositions, videos and props, and aims to produce an EP that will narrate the cosmovision of the character of Transfarmer.

Yoonjae Lee – Umwelten: Four Humans

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Yoonjae Lee – Umwelten: Four Humans

by Yoonjae Lee

Umwelt (pl. Umwelten) refers to the world as it is experienced by a particular organism. This installation visualises subtle differences in the Umwelt of four human beings. Eight live streaming cameras face one LED through bespoke camera filters that are shaped based on four individuals’ corneas. Specifically, the four individuals here are Yoonjae Lee herself and people she cares for. She tries to understand the fundamental differences between her dear ones and herself by discovering the morphological differences in each vision. By focusing on the fact that each person’s perception is different due to their bodily differences, before their experiences, this work questions the implicit agreement and undisclosed biases in visual arts that assume everyone sees an artwork in the same way.

Simon Pellegrini – The Time of a Song

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Simon Pellegrini – The Time of a Song

by Simon Pellegrini

The Time of a Song is a mute confession between a child and a melting snowman, a melancholy dream. A vision in an inner place of constructed memory, between fever dreams and flashbacks. We cannot deny a willingness, or predisposition, to invest energies, of any kind, by virtue of uncertain results. Compressing thoughts like snow to give shape and different weights to something unclear, playing with a silent audience, sharing intimacy with an inanimate object, creating with an absence.

Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir – Five Songs for Swimming

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Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir – Five Songs for Swimming

by Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir

Five Songs for Swimming is an installation project that is divided into three parts: vinyl, book and performance. The vinyl consists of five original songs inspired by the late Unnur Ágústsdóttir, a swimming queen from the 40s who grew up on an isolated island in the Atlantic. The book titled An Insufficient Guide to Writing a Lullaby is written around the songs recorded on the vinyl in relation to the subject of the lullaby and daydreaming. A bright velvet fabric marks the space where the songs are performed.

Peilian Li – Drive Safe!

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Peilian Li – Drive Safe!

by Peilian Li

I fell asleep feeling like I had just crashed my car against a mirage. The next day, as I was leaving my house to go to school, the bushes in the garden were being trimmed by the gardeners, the folds of my pleated skirt were neatly ironed, the sun had risen over the hills in the East, the dedicated traffic lights structured the roads, the little baby had been fed, and the owner of the dessert house had set out the first freshly baked egg tarts in the early morning. There was no sign of any abysmal agony or perplexities left in sight.

Filippo Bisagni – Un jardin d’Egypte

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Filippo Bisagni – Un jardin d’Egypte

by Filippo Bisagni

The installation Un jardin d’Egypte brings together two subjects that are opposite in terms of content and message, but which share similar aspects in terms of visual composition: Marcel Broodthaers’ Un Jardin d’Hiver (1974) and the so-called Egyptian Room in the Villa San Martino, Napoleon’s summer residence during his exile on Elba. What they have in common is a small group of plants arranged in a circle. Broodthaers’ installation displays palm plants that represent a critical reflection on colonialism. The Villa San Martino room displays papyrus plants which represent a nostalgic and apologetic message referring to the Egyptian Campaign. Papyrus or palms That we sow That grow A garden in Egypt ?

Julie Magnenat – X-AYAM22 (When I’m Lying on the Earth)

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Julie Magnenat – X-AYAM22 (When I’m Lying on the Earth)

by Julie Magnenat

rammed earth, shells, porcelain Anchored and alien at the same time, this sculpture acts as an invitation to ground ourselves between the realms of the Earth and the realm of the spiritual.

Tudor Ciurescu – The Dream I Still Have

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Tudor Ciurescu – The Dream I Still Have

by Tudor Ciurescu

The rotating sculpture showcased in this exhibition, named The Dream I Still Have, is a reproduction of the artist’s childhood swing, a rusty post-Soviet swing that holds a forgotten character. The character draws inspiration from Glenn/Shiftace, the non-gendered animatronic with a Freudian complex from the Hollywood film Chucky that was shot in Romania. The continuous movement of the swing aims to transpose the viewer into a state of reflection – a movement that relates to the swiping of videos on TikTok and the subject of Guy Debord’s book, Society of the Spectacle. The work’s movement is activated by a human presence thanks to sensors – the human presence being essential. Just like a theme park, art becomes a place to feel fear without the consequences.

Maryam Ghasemi – Home

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Maryam Ghasemi – Home

by Maryam Ghasemi

This work is based on the places and geographies that I have so far called home, using archives of my family photos. The pixels and glitches are used here as tools. I am interested in a liminal space between public and private, presence and absence. This is the reflection of my own personal experiences as a person who finds herself in a kind of in-between place. The installation of these private spaces that are revealed provides viewers with a sense of drifting and in-betweenness.

Leonardo Pellicanò – Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path

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Leonardo Pellicanò – Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path

by Leonardo Pellicanò

The pieces on display feature a wide range of pictorial expressions, oscillating between narrative figuration and abstraction. They play on archetypes drawn from myth and folklore that come to surface in an intimate language of fragile apparitions. Untitled and Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path are small-scale works on unprepared wood that illustrate the presence of ghostly and eerie narratives. Between the two, there is the big square canvas Lilac Unseen, apparently a monochrome on raw linen, which upon closer inspection reveals many shades of colour, functioning almost as a macro expansion of the smaller works or a fragment of a rarefied landscape.

Stefan Tanase – I Feel So Vacation Today…

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Stefan Tanase – I Feel So Vacation Today…

by Stefan Tanase

I Feel so Vacation Today… is a time machine that brings an existing scene from 2019 into the continuous present, namely the atypical sequence from the For Sale exhibition that took place in Bern at Ballostar Mobile, where Ștefan Tănase simulated his own accident by driving a car through the gallery window. To succeed, the artist himself used a sledgehammer with which he broke the window. The accumulation of ideas inevitably took off through a snowball technique, rolling and growing increasingly. Tănase manages to find the humorous formula between post-communist aesthetics and western economics as exemplified by the communist slogan “we work, we don’t think!”.

Djellza Azemi – The Act of Letting Someone Into Your Home

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Djellza Azemi – The Act of Letting Someone Into Your Home

by Djellza Azemi

So many things are promised, so many things remain exactly the same.

Salomé Chatriot – Lactose Oozing From a Breathing Singularity

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Salomé Chatriot – Lactose Oozing From a Breathing Singularity

by Salomé Chatriot

In 2018 a sprawling turbo alternator awakened under Salomé Chatriot’s caresses as she helped it out of its lethargy with a set of soft medical systems. They merged to create a space time destined to be dismantled, fragmented and reassembled inside the machine’s fertile matrix: Fragile Ecosystem. In this polymorphic universe, the fusion of technological and organic elements fosters the emergence of sculptures and virtual environments. Physical processes such as Chatriot’s breathing activate mechanical systems, resulting in symbiosis between the human body and her technological devices. Stuck in this nymphosis, they are constantly exchanging enzymes, hormones and proteins while infecting each other’s systems with vital breath, carnal desire and empathic energy.

Lorenzo Benzoni – I Sit Here and I Cry

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Lorenzo Benzoni – I Sit Here and I Cry

by Lorenzo Benzoni

I Sit Here and I Cry is based on a hyper-pop song performed by myself and produced by @nightclub20xx called Ghostin the Castle. The main aim of my research is to analyse capitalism from a Gen Z perspective and, as I usually do in my practice, to build images and play with elements that I create and translate between different media. I decided to play with the settings of gothic novels, in particular with the image of the castle and the vampire, in the historical transition from feudalism to capitalist economy. There is a sculpture of a castle made with salt dough, a drawing that shows what is happening inside the walls, a ghost puppet and the video of the song, in reference to Mark Fisher’s concept of “hauntology” and politically related memes.

Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II

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Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II

by Benjamin Fanni

This installation includes two types of projects. On the one hand a series of hybrid sculptures stages spectral bodies on a seashore at dusk. Part of their vocabulary derives from Abrahamic monotheism – icon, shroud, chasuble, hijab – and the tradition of abstract painting. Through this work, I sought to replay the motifs that distinguish iconoclastic and iconophilic cultures. Abstraction and figuration struggle with one another. On the other hand, there is a mechanical piano, as much automaton-instrument as performative machine. The music that it produces is inspired by the modes of composition which characterise the North and South of the Mediterranean.

Valentina Parati – Spotter

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Valentina Parati – Spotter

by Valentina Parati

The place becomes time Space becomes mine On the one hand we have reality, a delicate analysis of the place of observation, a meeting place for enthusiasts but also for children who enjoy dreaming and watching planes; on the other hand, we have a magical, transformative part: an airport that comes alive and produces music in the absence of people. Combining these two characteristics, I decided to transform the airport, not into a place of observation, but of listening, a place to appreciate repetition. Spotter is an invitation to listen with your eyes and watch with your ears.

Luca Frati – Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees

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Luca Frati – Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees

by Luca Frati

Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees is a performance which, through fiction, stages the fantasy and desire of being a popstar. Stardom and fame are taken as a metaphor of creative freedom and also as a reflection on wealth. The work reflects on desire through the use of prayer, an act that implies faith. Faith is intended here as a deep form of trust in one’s own agency, or better the ability to shape oneself into one’s desired form – a form which in this case is influenced by hyper feminine models but seen from a gender-nonconforming perspective, which places my body inside the tension of gender identification. The setting of the performance involves the use of a sculpture whose role is to deliver a sense of intimacy to the viewer.

Mayara Yamada – That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town

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Mayara Yamada – That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town

by Mayara Yamada

That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town is a visual appearance peripheral to the Marara Kelly Art Show, a series of performance in which Mayara Yamada creates a form of self-mythology where she seeks out, throughout an evening divided into five chapters, Marara Kelly, her personal party entity, the guardian of her childhood dreams. The project showcases a series of photographs that begin in the Brazilian Amazon and end in Lake Geneva. As well as a typical banner of the Brazilian Amazon, that here announces an otherworldly party, the world in which Marara transits is magical and disrupts the established reality. There one could imagine a party where the entrance is made during the dive in the river and the after-party begins with the emersion in Lake Geneva.

Christian Schulz – Trap

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Christian Schulz – Trap

by Christian Schulz

test test test test test test process of reactivating the emotional body can you hear me now in language and death as we come to the close of our broadcast day reduced to the operational function of language this is my farewell transmission notwithstanding research in protocols and anyone within the sound of my voice procedures for vocal recognition I’ve got fifty thousand watts of power the excess of sensuousness exploding into the circuitry this microphone turns sound into electricity of social communication and openings infinite game of interpretation desire can you hear me now infinite sliding transition the last watt leaves the transmitter desert of meaning desensualisation of language

Macula Workshop avec David Douard

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Macula Workshop avec David Douard

with David Douard

Questionner l’économie des images et l’idée d’authorship à travers un exercice de manipulations d’images digitales vers un objet physique. Remettre en question le rapport d’une génération artistique « Google » qui se servait volontiers dans un gouffre d’image internet pour les manipuler à foison. Aujourd’hui ce rapport est contesté par de nouvelles technologies servant et à donner une valeur et une authenticité au détournement ( NFT ) David Douard propose ainsi un workshop de sérigraphie sur 3 jours comme un moment de jouissance productive où les enjeux seraient l’appropriation par la superposition. C’est une réflexion sur l’image à capturer et sur la potentialité subjective d’une image à travers le rapport au texte, la poésie ou le langage.

HOW SOON IS NOW? HISTORIES AND FIGURES OF YOUTH

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HOW SOON IS NOW? HISTORIES AND FIGURES OF YOUTH

Symposium : HOW SOON IS NOW? HISTORIES AND FIGURES OF YOUTH This symposium is the first stage of the research project How Soon Is Now? Histories and Figures of Youth. It questions “youth” as a conceptual, aesthetic, andpolitical figure born with modernity in the visual arts, popular culture, and the humanities. At the same time, this project proposes to examine the implications ofthe problematic category of "youth" in contemporary art and thought. By exploring the processes in which youth is constituted through its forms of representation, thisproject intends to render intelligible the aesthetic and political dimensions of youth, and to grasp it as a historical allegory allowing for a reconsideration of thecontemporary in the light of its most lively site. What image(s) does the notion of youth carry with it? What idea does it have of itself? How can we talk about it beyond ingrained ideas and the fantasies that society projects on it (at least in Western culture), making it simultaneously a force, a market, an age, a culture, a piece of a history which which we only began writing inthe twentieth-century, and which today has reached its critical stage? In recent history, the notion of youth has so often been conflated with “bringing down the house” that we now expect everything from it: to reinvent us, to shake us up, to carry us, to succeed in what others have failed at (establishing the most open communities possible), to build bridges for the future, to be radical, to be uncompromising where anyone outside of youth has already given up, to be desirable where others are overwhelmed. But with what means? If not those that young people make themselves, for themselves, with elements that they alone will have chosen? With their culture, their places, their clandestinity. Because that which is not yet over happens in the shadows of the world. Youth is a secret. “How Soon Is Now?”, The Smiths once asked. When is it, now?

Ines Maestre – I Know How Soft Your Body Is I Scratched My Hands With It

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Ines Maestre – I Know How Soft Your Body Is I Scratched My Hands With It

by Ines Maestre

Mention Très bien Desire is the engine that drives human life. Desire takes us out of ourselves, makes us dream, makes us excessive, leads us astray. It makes us live in improvisation, disorder and craving, which are the highest expressions of freedom taken to their paroxysm. Desire vindicates life, pleasure, self-realisation and freedom. The work highlights a duality of what is considered good or bad in parallel with the idea of love and desire, since both can coexist but do not seek the same thing. By playing with oppositions between different materials and forms that function as metaphors, the work highlights the price we must pay when the object we desire may not be the best for us, even if it satisfies our appetite.

Ange-Frédéric Koffi – La maison est notre coin du monde

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Ange-Frédéric Koffi – La maison est notre coin du monde

by Ange-Frédéric Koffi

According to Gaston Bachelard, the house is the physical space that reflects our internal world. We learn to inhabit the house with its traditional inhabitants: the bed, the kitchen table, the doors and windows, the fences, etc. My graduation project, La maison est notre coin du monde (“The House is our Corner of the World”), focuses on one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the world: the folding screen. I question the relationship we have with this domestic object in our home, which is defined as a “shield of beauty”.

La festa degli innocenti

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La festa degli innocenti

by Stefano Baldini (Collettivo Silencio, in collaboration with Andrea Vescovi)

The Feast of the Innocents is a show born from research we carried out between Savona and Renens, the former city being where we grew up, the latter where we now live. The path that led us to establish a parallel was based on the collection of stories and testimonies of those who lived in these two provinces, which although distant, are linked by strong yet silent similarities. The stories of retirees, immigrants and workers challenged our position in this flow. We therefore tried, by unravelling the relationships with the past, to weave one with the present, paving the way for a concrete search for a community. These stories are interwoven with our experience in the form of projections, music and verbal narration.

Simone Nicola Filippo – For My Girl and My World, Love From Jamie XXX

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Simone Nicola Filippo – For My Girl and My World, Love From Jamie XXX

by Simone Nicola Filippo

My work visually explores themes of loneliness, para-social relationships and emotional frustration. These near-monochromes in oil evoke images of distant memories, similar to the stains one might find on the inside of a pillow after years of sleep and cold sweat, memories of online interactions, visual summaries from a mass of digital images that leave us numb until the next morning in an aseptic mental void. References to video games, social media influencers, and ASMR role-plays blend into a cloudy mass, similar in its lack of clarity to sketches that try to illustrate paranormal events or sleep paralysis.

Mathilde Imesch – Reclaim Set: (re)construire son pouvoir

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Mathilde Imesch – Reclaim Set: (re)construire son pouvoir

by Mathilde Imesch

Reclaim Set is a ceramic set that manifests ecofeminist ideas drawn from the history of witch hunts. The clay used consists of a mixture of mineral and organic materials, thus bringing together the mineral, plant and animal realms. This process also conjures up the four elements during the different phases of modelling, drying and firing. Witch hunts, which began in the 14th century, contributed greatly to the alienation of our connection with nature. The destruction of this heritage has resulted in declining autonomy and loss of power as a community in the face of institutional authority. Building your own Reclaim Set is a first step towards legitimising your power. When we use our experience to change everyday life, we transform reality and fight against cultures of oppression.

Natalia Mimran – Misfits

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Natalia Mimran – Misfits

by Natalia Mimran

Misfits is a tribute to unrealised ideas and failed attempts and to round pegs in square holes. Discarded works and experimentations collected at ECAL during the last two years have been reworked to make this monolith. While the visual identity of the gathered material has been erased and the evidence of their physical existence fossilised, reframing their position reveals a hidden potential, as if energy was released during changes in the state of matter. The static presence does not drown out the voices, which are transformed instead into a new hybrid identity.

Ana Marija Adomaityté – Suite

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Ana Marija Adomaityté – Suite

by Ana Marija Adomaityté

“The pas de deux is a dance sequence built around a theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, with the dancers portraying expressions of affectionate feelings.” On a deep blue floor, a man and a woman perform the gestures of a couple: a contemporary pas de deux about the violence of the norm. If a classical pas de deux is meant as a celebration of love, I believe it is also necessarily the celebration of suffering in love. It is, par  excellence, the performative structure in which the representation of heteronormative romanticism flourishes. Suite – a performance for two people – is a danced resistance to the norms of heterosexual love. Through the exhaustion of gestures, Suite challenges all-powerful romanticism.

Jodie Rudaz – Same Landscape of Heaven And Hell

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Jodie Rudaz – Same Landscape of Heaven And Hell

by Jodie Rudaz

“I remember an abandoned house, on the edge of the river. The river seems, at times, to want to cross the parapet. It has lost its mind, there’s too much light for it. From here on, we should forget its name; but no more than we humans, rivers can’t get rid of the first opinion that they have provoked in the collective mind. You will want to capture it, looking for the oval of a mirror to enclose it, but already the river is flowing towards other moments, always eager for new landscapes. A scent of honey will incite it to confidence: I am the face of everyone, the caress of the gaze that survives the gaze.” Valais de coeur, Pierrette Micheloud

Vanessa Udriot – Tidá nehés oyendau

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Vanessa Udriot – Tidá nehés oyendau

by Vanessa Udriot

Coming from the field of architecture, I have developed a particular interest in the representations and perceptions of the spaces and materiality that surround us. I also seek to understand how things are linked to memories and histories, how objects and subjects evolve in their environment. My practice aims to question memory in a broad sense, often in relation to culture, from its different understandings to its many relationships. By associating borders and emotions, the question of identity is increasingly present in my work. I approach these subjects through a mix of personal experiences and a lot of research.

La festa degli innocenti

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La festa degli innocenti

by Andrea Vescovi (Colletivo Silencio, in collaboration with Stefano Baldini)

The Feast of the Innocents is a show born from research we carried out between Savona and Renens, the former city being where we grew up, the latter where we now live. The path that led us to establish a parallel was based on the collection of stories and testimonies of those who lived in these two provinces, which although distant, are linked by strong yet silent similarities. The stories of retirees, immigrants and workers challenged our position in this flow. We therefore tried, by unravelling the relationships with the past, to weave one with the present, paving the way for a concrete search for a community. These stories are interwoven with our experience in the form of projections, music and verbal narration.

César Axel Aguilar Rodríguez – Mains hum

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César Axel Aguilar Rodríguez – Mains hum

by César Axel Aguilar Rodríguez

“The newsfeed reads: ‘Tu n’as jamais été ici’ And I wholeheartedly concur.”

graduations

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graduations

Jury Giovanni Carmine Tiphanie Mall David Douard Stéphanie Moisdon Promotion Ange Frederic Koffi Cesar Axel Aguilar Ines Maestre Mathilde Imesh Natalia Mimran Jodie Rudaz Simone Filippo Stefano&Andrea Vanessa Udriot

Présentation semestrielle

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Présentation semestrielle

Keramicos

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Keramicos

with Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Natsuko Uchino

Glowstone

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Glowstone

with Neil Beloufa

Flowstone

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Flowstone

with Neil Beloufa

Fine Arts semestrial Presentation

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Fine Arts semestrial Presentation

with MAAV

Selected works from Fine Arts master students from the first semester presentations

Hanna Rochereau – Chit-Chatting

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Hanna Rochereau – Chit-Chatting

by Hanna Rochereau

hanna.rochereau@gmail.com

Genêt Mayor – Sitting Duck

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Genêt Mayor – Sitting Duck

by Genêt Mayor

Mention Très bien Several dead ducks are arranged in a circle. Objects are painted and painted again, quickly. A potpourri spreads its memories through time. Detachment allows you to travel light, with peace of mind. Thanks for this moment. genet.mayor@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/genetmayor

Byron Gago – Co-Based Objects

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Byron Gago – Co-Based Objects

by Byron Gago

The work is designed as a composition of four different pieces, which emulate a type of box reminiscent of various devices for transport and conservation. I am interested in cyber-punk and brutalist aesthetics in connection with an imagination characterised by a dystopian moment. Problem solving devices overlap and create a sense of distance with the original source of the hypothetical content or subject. There is a concept of dislocation behind potential content that works as a fiction narrative component in the pattern between high tech/low life. byronandradegago@gmail.com

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