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Chain Reaction

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Chain Reaction

Workshop with Gaël Hugo

This installation is composed of six iPads disposed one above the other. Students in group of two developed an application that could be adapted for the six different devices. A system then allows the iPads to communicate with each other. Each unit is related to a type of behavior developed independently but taking into account all the juxtaposed iPads to form a coherent visual whole.

Heart of glass

Heart of glass

Research project

This project questions the potential for glass in contemporary art and design to adopt a pragmatic approach with a view to producing extraordinary results. This research project also offers a cutting- edge model in the field of creative research, which places students at the heart of the process.

Almost Nothing / Aura

PHOTOGRAPHY

Almost Nothing / Aura

Workshop by 1CVPH

Exhibition "Survival Camp" in Paris Photo

PHOTOGRAPHY

Exhibition "Survival Camp" in Paris Photo

Collaboration by 3CVPH

The artist and the students spent a full week in complete isolation in a forest of the Wild West of Lausanne. Once over the shock of the lack of usual comforts such as running water, electricity or heating, the young photographers embraced this new lifestyle which fuelled their imagination, leading them to produce a huge number of images. Cooking over a wood fire, sleeping under the stars, hunting and fishing became ​​their everyday life and an enabling environment for visual experiments. The responses were varied, from still images to moving images, with some directly depicting contemporary delirious camping, while others flirt with historical reminiscences of the camps of the Great War. But one thing all works have in common is an offbeat sense of humour. During Paris Photo, the outcome is presented as an installation in an unusual place in an urban setting, Les Voûtes. After the one-week workshop in Switzerland all students worked with Thomas Mailaender on the design and set-up of the exhibition. The installation was a week of full immersion for the students, as they lived in the exhibition while setting it up. The images are displayed in a raw environment, a sort of village or makeshift camp. All this allowed them to go beyond the process of taking shots to tackle the issue of the production and exhibition of these images to the public. The exhibition is accompanied by a duotone catalogue-newspaper produced by the students and printed at ECAL.

Workshop Dove Allouche

FINE ARTS

Workshop Dove Allouche

Workshop with Dove Allouche

Workshop Luca Francesconi

FINE ARTS

Workshop Luca Francesconi

Workshop with Luca Francesconi

Workshop Mélodie Mousset

FINE ARTS

Workshop Mélodie Mousset

Workshop with Mélodie Mousset

Ontological Adventures Symposium

FINE ARTS

Ontological Adventures Symposium

Other

HES-SO  Symposium Tuesday, November 25 IKEA  Auditorium, ECAL — 10 a.m. - 12 noon Psychedelic Experiences and Ontological Engagements Conference by Martin Fortier — 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. What Is an Ontographic Exhibition? Conference by Vincent Normand, followed by a conversation with Tristan Garcia

The Best Designed International Design Award 2014

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

The Best Designed International Design Award 2014

Workshop with Lernert & Sander

Result of a one week workshop led by Lernert & Sander, Amsterdam based artist duo with students of the 1st year Bachelor in Industrial Design and Graphic Design.

Choli Cholie

PHOTOGRAPHY

Choli Cholie

Workshop by 2 BAPH

Exhibition and book Vertiginous Parallels

FINE ARTS

Exhibition and book Vertiginous Parallels

Research project

Construire un feu

FINE ARTS

Construire un feu

Studio project with Denis Savary

Une exposition réalisée par les étudiants de troisième année Bachelor Arts Visuels, dans le cadre du cours de Denis Savary.   A partir du titre d’une nouvelle de Jack London*, proposer aux étudiants d’envisager leur pratique artistique comme une sorte de géographie. Les inciter à explorer cette  région  à la manière d’un trappeur ou d’un touriste éclairé afin d’élargir et de diversifier leurs champs de connaissance et tenter ainsi de les aider à mieux percevoir les contours nécessairement mouvants de leur  territoire. Pour cette exposition, les étudiants ont été invités à envisager leurs productions artistiques comme des feux, des dispositifs d’allumages. Ceci afin de tenter de s’approcher le plus possible des choses qui les animent. L’étincelle étant nécessaire à tout engagement. « Construire un feu » c’est poser la question du foyer. « Construire un feu » c’est l’idée de la lanterne magique. « Construire un feu » c’est les notions de chaud/froid. « Construire un feu » c’est la question de la destruction, de l’autodafé. « Construire un feu » c’est être prêt à envisager la suite. *Jack London  To Build a Fire , 1907

Workshop Great Trip in Sarajevo

FILM STUDIES

Workshop Great Trip in Sarajevo

Workshop

During two weeks of complete immersion, the students went to meet the city of Sarajevo and its history.

Rotary Club

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Rotary Club

Workshop by 1CVmid, 2CVmid

Brainstorming workshop and experiments around the theme of rotation.  Discussions on the various concepts associated with this principle: geometric, physical ... etc. Then in groups of three, students have designed and developed a digital installation that uses rotation in its interaction system.

Twinsand

Twinsand

Studio project

Studio project about developing interaction design mainly through hardware, without using screens or animations. One constraint was to start from one object, the jar. The idea developed here was to create an hourglass that gives the illusion that sand can go from one jar to another only when they both are linked by contact.

Five

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Five

Diploma project

Five is a bilingual newspaper project which aims the confrontation of various journalistic sources, from the “hard news”, information that deals with serious topics, to the “soft news”, which are less serious and tries to entertain the reader. The organization of “Five” is composed of five chapters, inspired by the “five W” of journalism, in the idea to offer to the reader another way of seeing the information.

Colia Vranici – Honey is sweeter than blood

FILM STUDIES

Colia Vranici – Honey is sweeter than blood

Diploma project by Colia Vranici

18 year old Lucia is on edge. Her grandfather is seriously ill and she refuses to accept the fact that he’s dying. In an unsuccessful attempt to take her mind off it, she seeks comfort in the arms of Rabah, a local guy, with whom she has a tumultuous fling.

Jennifer Saparzadeh – The Night of Songs

FILM STUDIES

Jennifer Saparzadeh – The Night of Songs

Diploma project by Jennifer Saparzadeh

Created in the tradition of experimental cinema, The Night of Songs evokes at once the desperation with which we seek our origins and our intimate desire to reach toward the sky . A deported man is lost between these two worlds, these two hopes.

Frédéric Favre – Cyclic

FILM STUDIES

Frédéric Favre – Cyclic

Diploma project by Frédéric Favre

Shot in the bike messenger scene in Lausanne, « CYCLIC » tells the story of three messengers having issues fitting into society and growing up.

Juliana Fanjul – Muchachas

FILM STUDIES

Juliana Fanjul – Muchachas

Diploma project by Juliana Fanjul

My grandmother’s death brought me back to Mexico City, where my eyes were opened as to on how unfair our relationship with the maids had been. To what extent was I also responsible for the invisibility of these women, who had always lived around me?

Laura Rimayati – Maguy

PHOTOGRAPHY

Laura Rimayati – Maguy

Diploma project by Laura Rimayati

My diploma project is an intimate edition in which my grandmother, Maguy,  aged 88, is the main subject photographed. She represents older women whose ornaments as well as sexual urges and the desire to please are intact. The subject is as delicate as it is impressive and remains perceived by the spectator as either apprehension or admiration. Do we still have sexual desires and the wish to seduce despite a body transformed by time? If so, is it still possible to satisfy these needs? This work allowed my grandmother and myself to play between modesty and voyeurism and between authenticity and role-playing.

Jean-Vincent Simonet – Maldoror

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jean-Vincent Simonet – Maldoror

Diploma project by Jean-Vincent Simonet

In 1869, aged 23, Isidore Ducasse published Les Chants de Maldoror, a  cutting-edge book praising youth revolt, blasphemy and the victory of dream over reality. My work is a rendition of the original book, divided into six booklets. This new illustrated version is a revival of this literary enigma, transforming the classic novel into a contemporary editorial object. Each of the six booklets offers a thematic approach related to the universe of Les Chants de Maldoror. The graphic design and different typologies of pictures give each booklet its own and strong personality. The literary blasphemy turns into a tribute.

Marie Rime – Nous somme libres et nous restons nos propres maîtres

PHOTOGRAPHY

Marie Rime – Nous somme libres et nous restons nos propres maîtres

Diploma project by Marie Rime

Sport shooting is a very common activity in Switzerland. It is practiced as an  elite sport or in a more popular way. But both share values like self-control, liberty and security, well preserved in Switzerland. Sport shooting has is own conventions, that my work tries to enlighten and appropriate. It can be seen as one of Switzerland’s stages where each actor works for the strength and cohesion of the community.

Laurence Rasti –

PHOTOGRAPHY

Laurence Rasti –

Diploma project by Laurence Rasti

An individual is defined as such by the notion of identity. It allows him to build  him or herself on the social, but also on the personal level. However, if this freedom is denied in your own country, you have no other choice than to flee In Denizli, a small town in Turkey, hundreds of gay Iranian refugees transit: they put their lives on hold waiting to eventually find a host country where they can freely live their sexuality. This work questions the fragile concepts of identity and  gender. In this context of uncertainty, it gives these people a face which their country has temporarily stolen

Nicolas-Guy Kunz – Il [fallait] à la Belgique une colonie

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicolas-Guy Kunz – Il [fallait] à la Belgique une colonie

Diploma project by Nicolas-Guy Kunz

Still shots of monuments, vestiges, remains of a country’s History appear one after the other. An abandoned, neglected past; yet Belgium has a colonial past indeed. It is the history of King Leopold II, but it is also my history. The intertwinement of my family memoirs and the history of Belgium in this film allows creating a new stage for my investigative work on the Belgian Congo with the aim to understand and making people understand what happened 100 years ago. * Belgium needs a colony: inscription on a marble plate sent from Greece to the Minister of Finance by Leopold II even before his accession to the throne.

Sullivan Koch – Syrma 03

PHOTOGRAPHY

Sullivan Koch – Syrma 03

Diploma project by Sullivan Koch

Syrma 03 is an immersion at the heart of emergency medical services inter- ventions. At a moment when things get worse, when everything turns rapidly, I insinuate myself into a certain intimacy: that of bodies subjected to a tremen- dous ordeal, covered in medical equipment, undergoing an ephemeral chaos. In confined and dark environments, these anonymous beings, limp or tense, are then frozen in a timeless bubble.

Jimmy Rachez – A ma mère

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jimmy Rachez – A ma mère

Diploma project by Jimmy Rachez

The 3rd of October, 2005: discovery of a female body on the edge of a forest. For my mother is a personal project in which I reconstruct her story. This investigative work and tribute is built from fragments of memories. It allows me to put into images a dark and confusing past that I was only told by the media.

Rachele Monti – Longeva sutura erosiva

PHOTOGRAPHY

Rachele Monti – Longeva sutura erosiva

Diploma project by Rachele Monti

I grew up in Ticino, in a mountainous area, rock is an ubiquitous element in my memories. This environment is, for me, permeated with mysticism. In Longeva sutura erosiva the mineral element takes an anthropomorphic shape, through the human epidermal surface. The skin shows us only the out- side of things, but through this appearance, I express the manifestation of an interiority in a match between organic and spiritual. In my images, the surface and the materiality are fundamental, through bodily assault and marks on the skin like bruises and wounds, and through my collages and the effects that I create, I give the psychological side the materiality which is characteristic of stones and crystals.

Manon Wertenbroek – Tandem

PHOTOGRAPHY

Manon Wertenbroek – Tandem

Diploma project by Manon Wertenbroek

My diploma work is based on the relationship I have with my brother. The way  I show him in my pictures is characterised by the construction of all the elements composing my photographs. In my images, space is treated as a still life. The objects and settings that I create compose my pictures while giving rise to confusion at the same time. That way, my brother is both visible and difficult to reach. In each portrait my imagination forms itself in three dimensions to connect with my brother. The whole is then flattened by the medium of photography to become the physical frame of my mental images.

Jeanne Tullen – Womb

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jeanne Tullen – Womb

Diploma project by Jeanne Tullen

Womb is a phantasised work in which two different times and stories merge in  order to become one. It is the testimony of a long gone past that I desperately try to relive and to transform. A past that recalls a carnal desire which haunts me, a will to exist inside the loved one. Womb appeared as an obvious choice, as an opportunity to work under the spell of obsession and intuition.

Alma Cecilia Suarez – Jannis

PHOTOGRAPHY

Alma Cecilia Suarez – Jannis

Diploma project by Alma Cecilia Suarez

Jannis is a photographic atlas portraying a young Chinese man who migrated  to Singapore. In search of identity, he oscillates between his native culture and western influences. This multifaceted person is portrayed by the play of contrasts between archive images, portraits and writing. These typologies come together to form a complex imaging of this person. Jannis plays with his image and affirms himself through it; its reflection has a universal character.

Die Nacktwanderer

PHOTOGRAPHY

Die Nacktwanderer

When I saw a nudist beach for the first time last summer, I immediately knew  that I had to deal with this group nudity in my diploma. “Naked hiking” is a modern split-off from which even primal naturists take distance; nudity in public provokes.  Nudity and Nature have always been big subjects in art. Inspired by the romantic paintings I was hunting for photographs which feature this tension between romantic nature and disturbing contemporary elements – an opposition between nature and culture.

Neuseeland

PHOTOGRAPHY

Neuseeland

My project reflects a detailed observation of a region in Eastern Germany  where I grew up and where one of the biggest landscape changes is currently happening in Europe. In the area around Leipzig, coal mining had been the most important economic sector in the GDR. Two big districts are still exploited continuously while the inactive mines have been flooded in the past years with the aim to market them as local recreation areas. The temporal and physical distance from my home region allowed me to go back there with a different perspective and to rediscover this unique piece of land in transition

Plein soleil

PHOTOGRAPHY

Plein soleil

These are women with golden skin exposing themselves to the omnipresent  sun. They revel in the sunlight to improve their looks. Their tanned bodies show the long hours of sunshine they enjoyed. They stay along the coast of the seaside towns marked by Latin, bright and colourful architecture. Floating between documentary and fiction, the portraits of this matriarchal community, relaxing in the Southern sun, reveal a desire for exotism.

Apian

PHOTOGRAPHY

Apian

Bees, architecture, and Science Fiction – what could these three apparently  unconnected universes have in common? The first is motivated by my grandfather who is himself a beekeeper. Additionally, I have a strong interest in science fiction, specifically stories that describe dystopic, totalitarian societies of the future. Through these interests, I discovered the 1998 book The Beehive Metaphor, published by Juan A. Ramirez. In his work, he examines how bees have influenced our architectures. My pictures depict hybrid constructions ranging from traditional hives to concrete bricks to architecture. Those subjects are raised to the level of sculpture, yet their forms are too obviously related to their function to avoid the notion of a precise goal.

Pablo Briones – A Barça

FILM STUDIES

Pablo Briones – A Barça

Diploma project by Pablo Briones

The passage of time, of the river, of the clouds. Hundreds of people rush to board a boat that will take them to work. Behind them, the dormitory town: a space beyond time where landscape and identity are ardently shaped by the ambiguities of the world of work.

Clément Rouzaud – The Public Hourglass

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Clément Rouzaud – The Public Hourglass

Diploma project by Clément Rouzaud

“The Public Hourglass” is a clock, an hourglass for contemporary times, refreshing itself every second of the day. This digital display, created to animate waiting rooms, and public spa- ces, was the occasion to develop a graphic and typographical system in perpetual movement, adapted to types of displays increasingly present in urban life.

Tessa Donati – Viwo

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Tessa Donati – Viwo

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Sound, illustration and construction are the key elements of the Viwo box, which contains 16 little wood blocks prepared to disclose six amusing illustrations. By placing these living cubes in the right place it will be possible to discover the supporting role of sound in solving the puzzle. This first game encourages children to examine the shapes of the objects, stimulates them to recreate the images accurately and increases their listening skills. To get started, just touch the word Viwo. The lid of the box and the available cards function as an amazing game! The senses involved are mainly touch, hearing and sight. In planning and building this box, my aim was to combine the traditional qualities of a wood game with those of modern games that capture children’s attention.

Marc Dubois – Open Controllers

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Marc Dubois – Open Controllers

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

This project suggests combining common industrial objects with several sensors that smartphones are equipped with, such as the gyroscope or the camera, in order to create controllers that are easy to reproduce: a sphere and a cube that transmit 3D movements, as well as a cone that can locate a source of light. These controllers work with a game specially developed for them. This project remains full of possibilities which I look forward to discovering.

The Derby Club

ART DIRECTION

The Derby Club

My project is a small family of typefaces which tries to embed into a type design project the contrasted and idiosyncratic sides of football and its supporters, oscillating between two sides of the same coin. With the San Siro stadium as a frame, it becomes a snapshot of the relationship between the two extremes of the same audience, in form of a publication and a series of custom-made scarves. This research allowed me to grasp the importance of building a narrative platform that goes beyond the sum of its different parts: type, photography and installation.

The everyday

ART DIRECTION

The everyday

During this Master, I have worked on two photography projects where I search for the illusion in everyday life versus a series of sets and objects I build in the studio. In my publication, I look for the boundary between a real and a fictional space. Where do these worlds meet and how do they interact with each other? From the boundaries of the real world to the carte blanche in the studio, this non-existent space is what interests me. In the process of building and making, I worked together with a set designer. As a still life photographer, this was an interesting collaboration and it gave me new ideas on props and set building. The technical process, the composition, the light, every item needs to be found from scratch and brought together in order to enhance the studio.

Pícara

ART DIRECTION

Pícara

Pícara is a bookish text typeface, a tool for graphic designers, which draws its roots from 18th century Spanish type design. It’s a 12 cuts family. The 6 text cuts: Pícara Regular , Pícara Sans Regular have both their matching italic and bold. The 6 extravagant display cuts: Pícara Display , Stripes , Dual have their matching italic. This project allowed me to define my tastes, give personality to a shape, create a design with its own constraints, decide that the curves of the letters would be tight and the endings “cut with a knife”, giving the typeface a contemporary and digital texture.

Messe

ART DIRECTION

Messe

This photography book explores five Swiss fairs. The artificial textures, the objects and the stands are the heart of the project. Human beings are squashed by blurred, pixilated and scaled effects. The amount of pictures is huge and the layout is dense in order to give the reader a feeling of immersion into this artificial world, close to claustrophobia. In my life, I have really struggled between fascination with and rejection of this luxury world you can meet in Baselworld for example. And this diploma project was a way to explore that in a totally different manner.

Bootycelli

ART DIRECTION

Bootycelli

Bootycelli is a one shot magazine focused on the body and beauty. It depicts a world without any rules or politics. Everything revolves around the ego. Narcissism, a growing value of our century, is treated in a humorous rather than a sanctimonious way. I learnt that outer beauty is the most important here.

Alberto&Claudia

ART DIRECTION

Alberto&Claudia

Alberto&Claudia is a type design project specifically aimed at the contemporary editorial scene. In recent years magazines rapidly evolved from physical products to real brands and services accessible throughout different media. More than ever they need strong identities. Alberto&Claudia started in order to meet this requirement. The project consists of four typefaces: Alberto Editor and Claudia Shouter for display and headline use; Claudia Columnist and Claudia Insider for bodytext and small sizes. The last two also include matching italics.

Sarah Klein – Mamertus

ART DIRECTION

Sarah Klein – Mamertus

Diploma project by Sarah Klein

As a monospace family, Mamertus refers to the aesthetics and the social meaning of the typewriter. The family consists of three interchangeable cuts: serif regular, serif bold and sans regular. Further, a selection of alternative glyphs break from the rigid monospace grid and offer a more playful use of the font.

Sac – Papier – Ciseaux

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sac – Papier – Ciseaux

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

With the project Sac – Papier – Ciseaux , the students of 1 st year Bachelor Industrial Design have aimed to draw "a storage space that is transported on its back which places the weight of its contents on the shoulders through braces", more commonly known as a backpack.

Julia Andréone – Screen Magazine

ART DIRECTION

Julia Andréone – Screen Magazine

Diploma project by Julia Andréone

Screen is an independent magazine that offers its readers a moment of perspective on our daily behaviours towards screens. This first edition focuses on the study of space itself and the transformations screens generate around them. Writers, photographers and designers explore the link between the physical and the virtual space; the screen becomes a border, or an interface. This project was a good experience to understand every step of a magazine’s creation from design to production.

Giliane Cachin – Extreme Geography

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Giliane Cachin – Extreme Geography

Diploma project with Ludovic Balland, Gilles Gavillet

This project is a research and documentation project on the extreme geographical points of Switzerland. In an experimental and scientific tone, the reader discovers these places from one extreme point to the other. The layouts are adapted to each of these points depending on their geographical coordinates. As for the images, they mix different types of views (aerial, on the front) making the reader discover the places from many angles.

Thomas Petit & Daniel Hattenschwiller – MonoMix

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Thomas Petit & Daniel Hattenschwiller – MonoMix

Diploma project by Thomas Petit & Daniel Hattenschwiller

MonoMix is a tool for the communication of a nightclub. A typeface with six weights was drawn, then a headline version was generated by mixing the horizontally or vertically sliced weights. These letter variations are used to prioritise the content of the posters as well as for their kinetic quality in the video teasers. This project enabled us to create our own tools, test new typographic forms, work with different media and approach parametric design in an experimental and evolutionary way.

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