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Image Archives

PHOTOGRAPHY

Image Archives

with Joe Hamilton, MAP

Image Archives Description: In this workshop, students will dive into the depths of online image archives and explore the potential for using found imagery as a material. Aesthetic, material, and political concerns surrounding images archives will be discussed. Students will get hands-on experience searching for images online, building their own image archives and exploring possible outcomes towards a final presentation. The workshop will conclude with an exhibition of final artworks. Objectives: Explore and discuss the world of image archives available online. Experiment with—and think critically about—methods of collecting, issues of ownership, techniques of manipulation, material and presentation. Create and exhibit an artwork that makes use of these learnings.

Collaboration with Vacheron Constantin 2016

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Vacheron Constantin 2016

with Formafantasma

The Art of Celestial Mechanics For the third year of the partnership between Vacheron Constantin and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL/University of Art and Design), 16 Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students worked on the theme of astronomy and telling the time, in particular as related to Celestial Mechanics. The students were tasked with drawing inspiration from three ancestral instruments whose common denominator is the relationship between the Sun and the Earth (the armillary sphere, the astrolabe and the astronomical ring) and revisiting them in a conceptual, contemporary manner.

Portable LED lights

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Portable LED lights

with Cédric Duchêne, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Under the guidance of Cédric Duchêne, Engineer at EPFL+ECAL Lab, and Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design, 3rd year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to conceive portable LED lights based on the inherent qualities of this technologie: compact, durable, energy efficient and modular. Projects by Gianfranco Baechtold, Tobias Brunner, Raphaël Constantin, Athime De Crecy, Marie-Camille Gras, Vincent Mailh, Zoé Nguyen, Elie Reboul, Paul Vachon and Adrian Woo, assisted by Mathieu Lang and Nadine Fumiko Schaub. Video by Jean-Guillaume Sonnier, assisted by Mathieu Lang and Nadine Fumiko Schaub

Senior Living Lab

Senior Living Lab

The Senior Living Lab is a laboratory dedicated to the quality of life and welfare of seniors and their caregivers.

Atlas du design graphique à l'ECAL

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Atlas du design graphique à l'ECAL

with Joost Grootens & Dimitri Jeannottat (Studio Joost Grootens)

Communication Machines - Workshop by Niklas Roy

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Communication Machines - Workshop by Niklas Roy

with Niklas Roy

During a one week, we investigated the role of devices and protocols in our communication behaviors in order to come up with new communication devices, beyond the smartphone. We started out with some low-tech experiments, where we tried to transmit messages in morse code by pulling on a rope. A subsequent brainstorming session structured our thoughts and knowledge about communication methods, contents, and devices in general. www.niklasroy.com

Workshop with Georgia Sagri

FINE ARTS

Workshop with Georgia Sagri

Georgia Sagri

Diplomas Screening 2016

FILM STUDIES

Diplomas Screening 2016

At the Swiss Film Archive

Walk with Pierre Hardy

PHOTOGRAPHY

Walk with Pierre Hardy

with Philippe Jarrigeon

On the occasion of Paris Photo, Pierre Hardy & the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne present the exhibition "Walk with Pierre Hardy". Fifteen iconic models by the designer were visually reinterpreted by the students of Bachelor Photography under the direction of Philippe Jarrigeon. Additionally, a luxurious special publication marks the occasion. To be discovered from 11 to 13 November 2016 (10 am to 7 pm) at the Pierre Hardy boutique (9-11 Place du Palais-Bourbon). “I really enjoyed interacting with the students. At ECAL, my role was very different from that of a teacher coaching the students on their work – as I myself was the subject I knew the stuff inside out! Just show me half a centimetre of a heel and I instantly recognise the model which I created”, says Pierre Hardy. The ECAL Bachelor Photography students thus worked on various collections produced by the Parisian designer in the past fifteen years in order to give them a new visual interpretation. Photographer Philippe Jarrigeon comments on the method he chose to conduct this workshop at ECAL: “Together with Pierre Hardy’s team we selected fifteen pairs of shoes in the archives – a purely practical decision which allowed us to keep the models as long as we wanted at ECAL. In addition, this allowed students to free themselves from seasonal trends. At the beginning of the workshop in October 2015, each student got a model on which to work by drawing lots”. This project allowed the students to question the relationship between photography and footwear, and by extension to confront the interconnection between photography and fashion. Milo Keller, Head of Photography at ECAL, observes that “Students, working without any business constraints in that case, are less formatted than a professional and therefore often offer unexpected approaches”. The results are indeed surprising and offbeat, sometimes even provocative or poetic, but always treat the original creations with respect. "Walk with Pierre Hardy" Publication Text (French): conversation between Pierre Hardy, Philippe Jarrigeon and Milo Keller Transcript: Sylvain Menétrey Softcover, 220 × 280 mm, 52 pages, 48 colour images, November 2016 ISBN: 978-2-9700962-9-0 Price: CHF 15 / EUR 15

Collaboration with Petit h

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Petit h

with Bethan Laura Wood

The students of the ECAL / Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne's Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship were invited to revive the "sleepy" materials and objects that make up the impressive collection of petit h. Based on previous experiences with Hermès and petit h, the project began with a meeting with artisans in the workshops in Pantin, near Paris. Guided by the London designer Bethan Laura Wood, who perfectly succeeded in inspiring his energy and colorful world, the students designed fun and surprising objects.

ECAL Oasis

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL Oasis

with Adrien Rovero

On the occasion of the Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, the third-year Bachelor Industrial Design students have created, under the lead of Adrien Rovero, an experimental and immersive space with floorings made in collaboration with Swiss carpet manufacturer Ruckstuhl.

Maiensäss

PRODUCT DESIGN

Maiensäss

with Christian Spiess

Master Class with Pierre Bismuth

FINE ARTS

Master Class with Pierre Bismuth

Pierre Bismuth a présenté à l’ECAL son premier long métrage en tant que réalisateur Where is Rocky II ? Né à Neuilly-sur-Seine en 1963, Pierre Bismuth est un artiste contemporain qui s’intéresse à la règle comme manifestation essentielle de l’activité humaine. Son travail, qui couvre des champs de connaissance très divers, se nourrit des lois inhérentes de chaque système auquel il s’intéresse, dans le but de trouver leur point de rupture. En 2005, il remporte avec Michel Gondry et Charlie Kaufman l’Oscar du meilleur scénario original pour son synopsis de  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Where is Rocky II ? (93') 2016 Un détective privé et un duo de scénaristes hollywoodiens sont engagés dans un défi autour de l’existence d’un mystérieux objet créé et caché dans le désert, il y a 40 ans, par l’artiste américain Ed Ruscha. En traitant la matière documentaire comme s’il s’agissait d’une fiction, Pierre Bismuth réalise ce qu’il appelle une fausse-fiction.

Mumbai Grand Voyage workshop

FILM STUDIES

Mumbai Grand Voyage workshop

Each year, students of the Master's program undertake a "Great Trip" to discover the territory of a filmmaker. In 2016, they went to Mumbai with the director and producer Anurag Kashyap.

Los Angeles 2016

FINE ARTS

Los Angeles 2016

by Virginia Ariu, Catarina Bota Leal, Charlotte Bourgeois, Loucia Carlier, Gabriele Garavaglia, Sarah Abigail Janjic, Vinzenz Meyner, Matteo Pomati, Ilaria Vinci, Shirin Yousef

Summer University 2016, Los Angeles Stephanie Moisdon, Bei Schlingelhoff, Will Benedict, Emanuele Marcuccio. Studio visits, galleries and institutions: Oscar Tuazon. Lari Pittman, Silke Otto Knapp, Piero Golia studio monument with Andrew Berardini, Paul Pascal Theriault, Alex Hubbard, Nikolas Gambaroff, David Lennard, Gary Leonard, Chris Kraus, Puppies Puppies, CalArts with Darcy Huebler and Thomas Lawson, 356 Mission rd with Alexandra Tuttle, Tom of Finland Foundation, LACMA, MOCA, Regen Project, Maccarone, Sprüth Magers, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.

Summer University Montréal

FILM STUDIES

Summer University Montréal

Workshop in Berlin

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop in Berlin

To celebrate the launch of a new master’s degree in photography at ECAL in 2016, the first year students worked together with Taiyo Onorato and Milo Keller (Head of Photography at ECAL) in Berlin for one week to produce a book about the city’s architecture in turmoil. Using the wide streets of Berlin as a blank canvas, the students were encouraged to interpret rather than document the spaces of the vast metropolis and build their own story of its distinctive character. The picturesdepict the shift that Berlin has undergone in the past, from the perspective of unexpected encounters, vacant spaces, countless construction sites and shared revelations. The book was printed and bound at Helmut Newton Foundation during the C/O Berlin Book Days, 29.9 – 2.10.2016. Participants: Johannes Bauer, Vilhelm Björndahl, Senta Simond, Nicolas Toulotte, Laura Zoccarato, Marc Asekhame, Calum Douglas, Bastien Gomez, Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Yuliya Khan, Stéphane Mocan, Eunwook Nam, Shin Young Park, Robert Swierczynski, Maria Tasula, Justinas Vilutis, Maria Grazia Grasso The book has been produced in collaboration with C/O Berlin for the Book Days 2016.

Diploma film posters

FILM STUDIES

Diploma film posters

Swiss Data

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Swiss Data

with Cyril Diagne, Vincent Jacquier

A series of interactive data-visualizations around swiss culture and the swissnex activity. Designed by Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students of ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, the projects were initiated during a one-week trip to San Francisco in March 2016. They present a novel and entertaining way to display various data. Commissioned by swissnex San Francisco.

Larytta - Les Bambous [Official Music Video]

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Larytta - Les Bambous [Official Music Video]

with Sami Benhadj

A music video realised by Erika Marthins and Giacomo Bastianelli during the second year video course in Visual Communication Bachelor for the music “Les Bambous” by Larytta.

Summer Time City Lights - Alexander Van Pelt

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Summer Time City Lights - Alexander Van Pelt

with Sami Benhadj

A music video realised by Elise Migraine and Anna Kasareva during a second year video course in Visual Communication Bachelor for the music “Summer Time City Lights” by Alexander Van Pelt.

Festival Images

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Festival Images

with Adrien Rovero

Pour la troisième fois consécutive, l’ECAL s’associe au Festival Images de Vevey, manifestation gratuite centrée autour de l’image contemporaine. La spécificité du Festival Images est de présenter de la photographie monumentale en plein air, tout en présentant des projets autours de l’image dans un sens plus large en intérieur. Pour l’édition 2016, et suite au succès de l’installation RAFT de 2014,  les étudiants de 3e année Bachelor Design Industriel ont créé des dispositifs «aquatiques» investissant les berges de Vevey le temps du Festival Images.

ECAL at Festival Images Vevey

PHOTOGRAPHY

ECAL at Festival Images Vevey

by Florian Amoser, Marvin Leuvrey

From 10 September to 2 October 2016, Festival Images Vevey will once again transform the little town of Vevey into the Swiss capital of photography. Visitors will get to discover  75 projects  based on the theme of ‘immersion. Besides the numerous graduates, ECAL offers various installations: ----- ECAL/Florian Amoser –  Quai Maria Belgia Quantified Landscape introduces an ongoing research project on the photographic transposition of space on a flat surface. Deep in the heart of underground galleries, Florian Amoser maps out the relief by placing a motor-mounted laser on the ground. The light beam slowly sweeps the walls of the cave, thereby drawing a continuous line according to the principle of contour lines. These long exposures create black and white landscapes that refer as much to analogue practice as to the digital finish of 3D modelling. These pictures are exhibited on display panels facing Lake Geneva. Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey ----- ECAL/Marvin Leuvrey – Quai Maria Belgia Revelations offers a fantasy-like narrative by immersing into Lake Geneva images of fragmented bathers. Leuvrey combines photography with visual research by applying soil, sand and trash collected from the lakeside onto the negatives and trying out various experiments with acetone, paint and oil. He also integrates water into his work by using the lake as a developing bath. By inviting visitors to tread on the images exhibited on platforms along the waterfront, the installation which starts off on Quai Maria Belgia prolongs the experimental process that Leuvrey uses on his photographs. Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey and Bachelor Industrial Design students (Margaux De Giovannini, Maki Nakaya-Sommet, Mélanie Zufferey). ----- ECAL PhotoJukeBox – La Ferblanterie Photography and music have much closer ties than we might think. Many musicians have paid tribute in one form or another to this mode of artistic expression, including Paul Simon (Kodachrome), Neil Young (Distant Camera), Lady Gaga (Paparazzi), Kraftwerk (Das Model), Barbara (Si la photo est bonne), Eddy Mitchell (La photo des jours heureux), Duran Duran (Girls on Film), The Cure (Pictures of You), Depeche Mode (Photographic) and Ringo Starr (Photograph). Festival Images has invited some thirty first-year Bachelor Photography students from ECAL to produce in one day a video clip for a song. The result is presented in the form of a jukebox that enables festivalgoers to select and listen to a tune by their favourite artist while enjoying a tailor-made video clip. A production by Festival Images Vevey and ECAL . Curating: Stefano Stoll, Milo Keller ----- ECAL Scenography Bachelor of Industrial Design students worked on orginal scenography to present the projects of the various artists. ----- Festival Images Vevey Information Dates: 10 September – 2 October 2016 Free entrance Opening: Saturday 10 September Opening hours for indoor exhibitions: Every day, 11:00-19:00 Festival Images is an outdoor photography festival, which encourages you to walk around the city to discover installations on walls, in streets and in parks.

Lara Défayes – FOMO Survival Kit

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Lara Défayes – FOMO Survival Kit

with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Cédric Duchêne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

The FOMO is a new word in our dictionnary. But what does it mean ? FOMO stands for “Fear Of Missing Out”. It is a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity or satisfying event for example, often aroused by our close relationship with social media websites. Imagine yourself alone in the wild city, going through a well deserved digital detox but yet hungry for new social interactions. Is there any way to find your path to the next event planned in your calendar ? FOMO Survival Kit offer you an urban survival kit that will take you to all the events you intend to go. Through a unique set of three connected object, you will be able to know the essential parameters of any social event, who, when and where.

Alexandra Chernopazova –

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexandra Chernopazova –

with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

The visual identity for the Swiss Museum of Games, the unique museum of board  games in Europe. While creating a visual identity, my goal was to design an instantly recognizable, colorful and contemporary style, that reflects its personality. Inspired by gameplay experience and wonderful atmosphere of playing process I started creating a typography based on combinations of geometric shapes and colors. Due to this project, I could experiment and discover new typographical forms and create a tool "Alphabet". This tool allowed me to create a graphical language and communication.

SELECT * WHERE {landform = island} FILTER {population = 0}

GRAPHIC DESIGN

SELECT * WHERE {landform = island} FILTER {population = 0}

with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

The index of the deserted islands is a request adressed to wikipedias database. 855  entries recorded by its contributors on uninhabited islands. Data, points on the map, vectoriel shapes stimulate concrete spaces and offer refuge to imagination. A repertory of graphic codes has been defined to stake out this narrative. Fabricated by the means available (photographs, cyanotypes, symbols) images include the unknown, report fictitious explorations lulled by the enumeration and repetition.

Matthieu Huegi – MH Genesis Display&Text

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Matthieu Huegi – MH Genesis Display&Text

by Matthieu Huegi

Genesis is a serif font family constituted of two versions: Display and Text. Each  version includes a set of five weights: Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black. This new typeface is the result of a reflection on contemporary design and its links with the past, offering a new form that corresponds to present and future applications and use of serif typefaces.

Naomi Gallay – From Dawn to Dusk Stay Aware

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Naomi Gallay – From Dawn to Dusk Stay Aware

with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

The water element always fascinates me and gives me inspiration. This place is  pleasant, attractive, and at the same time frightening and dangerous. In order to face the ocean's unpredictability, observation, behavior and intuition are the only keys we have access to. In this approach, I propose, on behalf of the lifeguards' association of California, an ocean safety campaign offering newspapers and towels. The goal is to disclose important details to know, to observe and to apply so as to avoid an idyllic mood change into a nightmare.

documenta space in time

GRAPHIC DESIGN

documenta space in time

with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

documenta space in time is an editorial archive work on one of the most important art  events, Kassel documenta. The book compiles the ten first editions of documenta at the Museum Fridericianum, from 1955 to 1997. We approached this work as an archeology of the archive, with different stratum of research and highlights. This work has allowed us to focus on our interest in books publishing, he confronted us with passion to issues related to the publication of an archive and its graphic and editorial responses.

Drei Nächte

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Drei Nächte

with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

In this painting, we can count no less than eight boner sex members,  one of the character, entirely naked like the others, is dealing simultaneously with two men and one animal. Indeed, this character, down on his knee is not only sodomizing the animal but he is also grabbing the animal sex member in erection. Furthermore, the lower back character, or even its bump, is being caressed by another man, which in turn has his member in erection held by another one towards the first one’s mouth. As for the sodomized animal, its tongue is directed towards the bump of another man, who also have his sex in erection. Even the animals’ tongues shapes and representations evoke more the sex member in erection than actual tongues.

Mylène Dreyer – Scribb

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Mylène Dreyer – Scribb

with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Cédric Duchêne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Scribb is a computer game in which the physical area scanned by the mouse is an integral part of the interaction. The player must draw some black areas, detected by the mouse, to be able to evolve in the game. So, in the same time, he has to manage the position of the mouse and the surface on which it is placed. This double reading questions our way of switching from digital to analog. The mouse, diverted from its usual role, is not only used as an extension of the hand, but as a physical object influenced by its environment.

Mirko Stanchieri – Pyrite

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Mirko Stanchieri – Pyrite

with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Cédric Duchêne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Pyrite is a puzzle game available on a tablet. The goal is simple: the player must reach a target randomly positioned in space by building a path and this in a limited number of shots. The view is an isometric projection which makes in particularly complicated and singles it out. In addition, the player’s levels and used paths freeze, creating new obstacles and increasing the game’s complexity. This project and its minimal universe is a continuation of the aesthetics that I have experienced at ECAL since the beginning of my studies.

Océane Bacher – A N I M A

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Océane Bacher – A N I M A

with Gilles Gavillet, Jonathan Hares

ANIMA is a catalog of images and ideas inviting to imagine an unfinished film about the  afterlife. Through concepts such as encryption, symbolism, surrealism, randomness and infinite, the book is a puzzle to decipher. By an infinite combination of pages, there may be a  multitude of possible books, films, stories... This editorial research allowed me to question the medium of the book in its  structure  and reading.

Pablo Perez – AudioSight

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Pablo Perez – AudioSight

with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Cédric Duchêne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

AudioSight is a musical game on smartphone that has  the specific feature of not using the screen. The game’s principle is based solely on the sound the user hears using headphones. The only interaction between the game and the player is the latter’s head movements. The theme of sound in space, both real and virtual, is a topic that fascinates me - especially in the current context of democratisation of virtual reality, where our sensory perception switches between the virtual world and reality.

Vincent Sauvaire – Perpetuel

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Vincent Sauvaire – Perpetuel

by Vincent Sauvaire

The idea behind this project is to bring together the world of graphic design and clockmaking  through typographical design: to create letters specifically for the watch face and the circle that is defined by the hands. The aim is to give movement to the face through letters. Each number is drawn as a symbol according to its position and the angle corresponding to its individual line. Any chosen face can then be adapted to each complications. To conclude, this project enabled me to focus on the art of detail and the graphic designer’s status in the world of clock-making.

Lina Vozniuk-Berzhaner – The Ptolemy Mission

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Lina Vozniuk-Berzhaner – The Ptolemy Mission

with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Cédric Duchêne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

The Ptolemy Mission is an interactive installation that encourages to experience the excitement of exploration by taking a look at everyday things from a different perspective. The project originated from my passion for the Space Exploration and my admiration of the beauty of the Universe. I wanted to show that ordinary objects we hold in our hands and think of them as simple and familiar can, in reality, be far from our understanding, like remote planets observed through a telescope. Exploring such ordinary objects can be as fascinating and surprising as exploring faraway planets.

Nasthasya Reuter – In search of the Tatzelwurm

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Nasthasya Reuter – In search of the Tatzelwurm

with Ian Party, Nicole Udry

A massive reptilian body, about 80 cm long, two single forelegs, a large neck and a  thick tail. Here is the description made of the Tatzelwurm. It was provided from several witnesses who confirmed a glance at the animal, in deserted areas of the Swiss mountains. However, until this day no one was able to prove its existence. À La Recherche Du Tatzelwurm explores the trace of the mysterious reptile in an investigation mixing archives and fictional elements. Within this association, I was able to blur the borders between fiction and reality.

Collaboration with Mauviel 1830

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Mauviel 1830

with Tomas Kral

ECAL x MAUVIEL 1830 Creativity knows no boundaries and certainly not those of kitchens! The collaboration with Mauviel represents for ECAL and students of the Master in Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship an incredible opportunity to delve into the world of gastronomy. Through a project that began with a tour of the whole class at the factory in Normandy, which was followed by a meeting with the stared chef Yannick Alléno in Paris, students were able to discover a world where knowledge is synonymous with Excellency.

Hermann Eidenbenz Teaching Graphic Design

Hermann Eidenbenz Teaching Graphic Design

Alexia Léchot – Deltu

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Alexia Léchot – Deltu

with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Cédric Duchêne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Deltu is a delta robot with a personality that interacts with humans via two iPads. Depending on its mood, it plays with the user who is faced with an artificial intelligence simulation, who appreciates the small pleasures of life, sometimes too much. The relationship we have with robots/AI that have been created to enhance our performance, but have become a source of learning, is unique and exciting. The android’s place in society has not yet been de ned and remains to be determined; for me it is the best source of inspiration.

ECAL presents 3 photographers at Circulation(s)

PHOTOGRAPHY

ECAL presents 3 photographers at Circulation(s)

by Maxime Guyon

CAL is the only school invited by the Festival Circulation(s) at the 104 in Paris until the 7 of August. “Skeuomorphic” is a body of work created by three ECAL Bachelor Photography graduates, Jacques-Aurélien Brun, Maxime Guyon and Jean-Vincent Simonet, and set designed with Marceau Avogadro and Anaïs Benoit Dignac, Bachelor Industrial Design graduates. An observational practice of the physical and contextual form of the photography medium has took place in the past year. Whether they record abstract visuals, re-appropriate commercial aesthetic discourse or playing with a whole delightful digitized chaos, the three artists here ended their process with the question of the persistently shifting modes of the photography media today. Their natural collaboration came in the investigation of physicality in photography. The apprehension of the image as an object dissipate the initial narratives from the three distinct bodies of work, but also attempts to expand the visual experiment on the current extreme ubiquity context that undergoes this medium. www.festival-circulations.com/about-us/ www.104.fr

Diploma jury 2016

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Diploma jury 2016

Jury : Rebecca Larsson Barsotti, Style Manager, Retrosuperfuture, Milan Connie Hüsser, Interior Design Editor, Annabelle, Zurich Mark Barun, Designer, Berlin Prix Vacheron Constatin : Jenna Kaes and Hyunjee Jung

Under the sen

PHOTOGRAPHY

Under the sen

SOMA – Residency to Mexico

FINE ARTS

SOMA – Residency to Mexico

Lors de la cérémonie des diplômes Bachelor et Master qui a eu lieu fin juin, l'ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne a remis à trois étudiants de 1re et 2e années du Master Arts Visuels – Gabriele Garavaglia, Vinzenz Meyner et Catarina Bota Lea – les «clés» d'une résidence d'artistes à Mexico City. SOMA est un espace d'art contemporain qui vise à s'imposer comme un contrepoint dynamique aux écoles, musées et galeries du Mexique. Il est né à l'initiative d'un groupe d'artistes mexicains qui, en s'appuyant sur les expériences des précédentes espaces d'art, comme La Panadería et Temístoclés 44, ont uni leurs forces pour créer une plateforme unique au sein de la scène culturelle. La mission de SOMA est d'encourager le dialogue, la collaboration et même la confrontation entre artistes et producteurs culturels de différents horizons et générations.

Heejae Yang – Actual, Diploma Project by Heejae Yang

TYPE DESIGN

Heejae Yang – Actual, Diploma Project by Heejae Yang

by Heejae Yang

Actual is a sans serif font family inspired by the purity fo geometric shapes. One of the drawbacks of early geometric typefaces, such as those from the bauhaus, was their defective readability in small sizes due to the fact that they were made with a merely formal and conceptual approach. Whereas, if the fonts were revised, they could easily lose their original geometric character. The project aims to produce a typeface that works for body texts while still maintaining a geometric flavour. To achieve this, the optical corrections of the absolute geometric shapes were reduced to a minimum.

Zoé Aubry – Comfort Zone

PHOTOGRAPHY

Zoé Aubry – Comfort Zone

by Zoé Aubry

Comfort Zone is a video installation that questions in  a hypnotically way the ambiguous boundary between resisting and breaking up. These images create a space where pressure, rhythm and the everyday confront each other, which challenges the viewer’s endurance. My parallel interest for electromagnetic waves originates from their double nature both invisible and in concrete interaction with living beings, which echoes the feeling of social pressure. Between a body being deformed by wind and the immobility of a suffocated face, temporality is altered through performed actions.

Simon Mager – Rima, Diploma Project by Simon Mager

TYPE DESIGN

Simon Mager – Rima, Diploma Project by Simon Mager

by Simon Mager

Rima is a sans serif typeface formulating a contemporary approach to the classical grotesque genre and investigating the balance between the sober and the playful. With its compact proportions, Rima is conceived for continuous reading as well as for display use. Its subtly tapered stems and top-heavy build impose a particular look in larger sizes, while adding a more organic taste to the typical grotesque model, when set in text size. Each weight reveals an individual flavour, flavour at the same time maintaining an overall coherent look throughout the family.

Calypso Mahieu – Le cabaret du néant

PHOTOGRAPHY

Calypso Mahieu – Le cabaret du néant

by Calypso Mahieu

Le Cabaret du Néant is a mysterious place where cynicism  and occultism co-existed. Visitors were welcomed in a macabre decor with skeletons, damned souls' sculptures and many other monstrosities. These frightful figures announced the charming peep-shows and performances where people came to test their destiny for one night. The cabaret doesn't exist anymore and my work interprets this nefarious place through aesthetic research and a work of stagings where the web media virtualizes this historic place of Pigalle and brings it back to life in the digital age.

Arunà Canevascini – Villa Argentina

PHOTOGRAPHY

Arunà Canevascini – Villa Argentina

by Arunà Canevascini

This work is a visual exploration of the relationship I have with my mother, Anahita, set in our family house in the South of Switzerland. My mother is an Iranian artist. She spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child, a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life. The work represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop for the poetic arrangements of objects I made for the camera. In this creative solitude à deux , the work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, feminity and sexual boundaries.

Diane Deschenaux – 0.65

PHOTOGRAPHY

Diane Deschenaux – 0.65

by Diane Deschenaux

Shot in the Fribourg mountains, 0.65 explores the  agricultural world that is currently undergoing an economical crisis due to milk overproduction. Growing up around a farm environment, I had an idealised vision of my rural countryside. The milk crisis was an opportunity for me to dive back and report on the situation. Being able to go behind the scenes of the endangered farms allowed me to have a more complex and realistic understanding of the countryside reality.

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