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Workshop with Thibault Brevet

TYPE DESIGN

Workshop with Thibault Brevet

with Thibault Brevet

Workshop with Thibault Brevet.

Untitled

FINE ARTS

Untitled

with Philippe Decrauzat

ECAL book 2018

FILM STUDIES

ECAL book 2018

Pianeta PUCCI

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Pianeta PUCCI

Pianeta PUCCI, a virtual reality experience realised by Pietro Alberti, proposes a new way of exploring the prints and the colors of the brand. Through the use of virtual reality, the custommer has the opportunity to immerse oneself in a surrealistic interpretation of the Pucci universe - showcasting a deconstructed version of the historic palazzo Pucci, Emilio Pucci heritage headquarters, and its renaissance decor including busts highlighted in the iconic “Emilio Pink”. Elsewhere, elements of the florentine city appear including a “Puccified” duomo. pietroalberti.ch

Copy and paste

PHOTOGRAPHY

Copy and paste

with MAP, Taiyo Onorato

Animation musicale

FINE ARTS

Animation musicale

by Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir, Christian Schulz

Tourism

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tourism

with Nicolas Haeni, Robert Huber

Graphic designer Robert Huber and photographer Nicolas Haeni piloted a transversal workshop between the first years Bachelor Graphic Design and Photography. By joining their complementary skills, several groups of students selected a swiss tourism-related activity, offering an alternative and offbeat vision in edition form.

Sayaka Mizuno – The invisible sanctuary

FILM STUDIES

Sayaka Mizuno – The invisible sanctuary

by Sayaka Mizuno

In Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, Masayo Fujio and Nobuko Takahashi narrates the painful account of their life. Through their stories, mingled with that of the district, Suujin, the past of an invisible Japanese community that is still discriminated against today gradually surfaces again.

Hansaem Kim – Edge of the season

FILM STUDIES

Hansaem Kim – Edge of the season

by Hansaem Kim

After the death of her father, Cloé and her mother go to their familial chalet on an isolated mountain to disperse his ashes. Between mourning and boredom, Cloé finds the courage to tell her mother that she does not want to see her anymore.

Robin Mognetti – We’ve not like spiders nets from grief’s saliv.

FILM STUDIES

Robin Mognetti – We’ve not like spiders nets from grief’s saliv.

by Robin Mognetti

Suffering from insomnia, Nina, a young woman leaves Paris to return in Provence, in his hometown. Following the unexplained disappearance of his sister, stranges phenomena take place and seem to be addressed to her. One night, Nina sees something, an apparition that will lead her in her sister's footsteps.

Diploma film sets

FILM STUDIES

Diploma film sets

Jules Pourchet – Off Piste

FILM STUDIES

Jules Pourchet – Off Piste

by Jules Pourchet

In the snowy peaks of Jura, a young man who is smooth in every respect is confronted with his own cowardice.

Thomas Paulot – Heaven of the beasts

FILM STUDIES

Thomas Paulot – Heaven of the beasts

by Thomas Paulot

At night, the sky appears while the mysterious beast approaches. The astronomer and the hunter are pursuing the unknown.

Jorge Cadena – Sister Jarariju

FILM STUDIES

Jorge Cadena – Sister Jarariju

by Jorge Cadena

In the middle of an austere landscape contaminated by a coal mine in northern Colombia, Viviana and Yandris, two teenage sisters of the Wayuu ethnic group, discover their traditions through ancestral rituals. At the death of their father and, in an act of audacity and courage, the sisters Jarariju leave their country.

Workshop Clara Von Zweigbergk

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Clara Von Zweigbergk

with Clara Von Zweigbergk

Under the guidance of Clara Von Zweigbergk, the 2nd year students had to design paper or cardboard objects around the theme of celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and any other type of festivities.

Workshop Renate Buser

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop Renate Buser

with Renate Buser, Milo Keller

For a week, the Swiss artist Renate Buser led a workshop with students in first year Bachelor Photography. The ECAL building, a former factory converted into an art school in 2006 by architect Bernhard Tschumi, was the starting point for their photographic explorations. The rules of the game: two black and white films per student and darkroom prints that helped define the initial framework. By taking advantage of the constraints, the varied results illustrate the creativity of the students who experiment with options in shooting, drawing and installation.

Olivia Wünsche – Anima Mundi

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Olivia Wünsche – Anima Mundi

with Vincent Jacquier, Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem

Anima Mundi is a transmedia platform designed to revive some of the most fundamental philosophical virtues. The project carries out both theoretical and visual research about the «Deep Ecology» movement, which promotes the development of a physical, intellectual and, above all, emotional bond with nature. Different facets of the same content evolve across three mediums:the video-collage unveils an immersive and sensory experience while the book offers a personal study of conceptual matter. Both the book and video are published on a website.

Constellations

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Constellations

Constellations is a one-week workshop held by Béatrice Lartigue for the first year Bachelor M&ID students in November 2018. The idea behind the workshop is to explore the invisible physical process of electrical conduction. Using Touchboards, students explored different ways of giving form to this idea of electrical conduction by creating diverse projects using sound, video projection and/or installation.

Workshop Gilles de Brock

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop Gilles de Brock

by Pauline Baldinetti, Inés Barrionuevo, Emilie Bouchet, Emma Chapuis, Isabel Garcia Argos, Hugo Hectus, Elena Najdovski, Julie Neuhaus, Thaïs Nguyen Huu, Lynne Nougou, Laetitia Paroz, Guillaume Pavia, Ares Pedroli, Amanda Puna, Julie Ryser, Samuel Schmidt, Timo Tiffert, Laura Trummer, Adeline Vermot

Screenprinting workshop supervised by Gilles de brock, assisted by Sylvain Croci-Torti

Workshop Antony Cairns

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop Antony Cairns

with Antony Cairns

For one week Ecals bachelor students had the chance to work with photographer and artist Antony Cairns. The workshops aim was to investigate a variety of processes within the history of photography. Since the invention of the medium, photography has shared a close relationship with technology. Students had the chance to explore a range of forgotten techniques and machines to create artworks around the theme of time while researching its connection to other art pieces, films, books, and images that shared the same theme. Cairns' practice has been hugely inspired by cyberpunk science fiction and Futurology. These subject matters led him to explore new ways to interpret the photographic medium.

Mariama Baldé – The price of the ticket

FILM STUDIES

Mariama Baldé – The price of the ticket

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

Gabriel, a 14 year-old graffiti maker meets Tony at the swiss-italian border…

Diploma film sets

FILM STUDIES

Diploma film sets

Juliette Menthonnex – Anywhere

FILM STUDIES

Juliette Menthonnex – Anywhere

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

Mia, a former trapeze artist from Florida finds herself at the head of a small circus with her husband in German-speaking Switzerland. Despite an exhausting nomadic lifestyle, Mia has faith in the circus tradition and patience while passing on this cultural heritage to her daughter Simone.

Pauline Deutsch – The night at the port

FILM STUDIES

Pauline Deutsch – The night at the port

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

Émile is a security guard in the port of Strasbourg. One night, while he's on his tour of inspection, he has a strange encounter with a young woman sitting at the edge of the water…

Garage

FILM STUDIES

Garage

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

At the edge of a rail traffic, in an abandoned garage four people of different backgrounds live in a perfect harmony.

Antoine Flahaut – Wasteland

FILM STUDIES

Antoine Flahaut – Wasteland

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis, Emmanuel Salinger

Jérôme has failed his High-School leaving exams. He spend the day with his best friend, David before to go to a party.

Yatoni Roy Cantu – La Source

FILM STUDIES

Yatoni Roy Cantu – La Source

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

In the middle of the darkness of a chalet of a past century, between the cracks and the dirt of an old mirror, somebody appears. It is Lisbeth. She moves forward in her dressing gown with precaution, trying not to wake Anne who is still sleeping. In front of her reflection, she discovers her shoulder. The skin is cracked, darkened and in blood. The disease is back.

Lour Rambert Preiss – Stone Age

FILM STUDIES

Lour Rambert Preiss – Stone Age

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

In a vast stone quarry, an explosion reveals an object from the past.

Louis Hans-Moevi – Intercontinental

FILM STUDIES

Louis Hans-Moevi – Intercontinental

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

Sarjo is fired from the laundry of a luxury hotel where he was working. At night, before leaving this place for good, he steals an access card and enters into the clients corridors of the building.

Benjamin Bucher – Hunters

FILM STUDIES

Benjamin Bucher – Hunters

with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

Two men in their sixties spend day and night in a camper. They hunt meteorological balloons coming down to earth. These objects don’t have a value for the scientists anymore, but do become the reason for a treasure hunt.

Workshop Thomas Tilly

FINE ARTS

Workshop Thomas Tilly

with Thomas Tilly

Workshop Mario de Vega

FINE ARTS

Workshop Mario de Vega

with Mario de Vega

Workshop Studio Feixen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Workshop Studio Feixen

by Marvin Armand, Sidonie Bays, Guillaume Besson, Arnaud Claret, Elise Connor, Jean Ducret, Loïc Dupasquier, Astrid Durand, Basile Fournier, Leah Hardy, Lucas Haussener, Bruno Jolliet, Alexandre Lescieux, Niki Paltenghi, Noé Proton, Aurore Péry, Lou Rais, Jean Reynaud, Arthur Seguin, Andréa Uldry

Année Propédeutique et Centre de formation BCV/BCL

FOUNDATION YEAR

Année Propédeutique et Centre de formation BCV/BCL

ECAL/Année Propédeutique et Centre de formation BCV/BCL – une 15 ème exposition qui marque une collaboration de longue date La collaboration entre l’écal et le Centre de formation de la BCV et des Banques Cantonales Latines (BCL) remonte à plus de 25 ans et cette année nous avons le plaisir d’organiser la 15 ème exposition dans le cadre de notre partenariat. Pour le Centre de Formation BCV/BCL qui, dans son secteur d’activité, forme en permanence une centaine de jeunes gens aux métiers de la banque, c’est toujours un plaisir de pouvoir offrir une plate-forme visible à un groupe d’étudiants de l’écal. Les œuvres de cette nouvelle exposition resteront accrochées dans les couloirs et salons du Centre de formation BCV/BCL durant 3 à 4 ans, à la vue et au passage de milliers de collaborateurs des banques cantonales de Suisse romande qui régulièrement viennent en formation dans ces locaux. Une belle occasion pour eux d’admirer ces travaux qui révèlent le talent très prometteur dont font déjà preuve les jeunes étudiants de l’Année Propédeutique de l’écal. L’époque actuelle est aussi à la compétition et qui dit compétition dit récompenses aux lauréats. Trois étudiants, dont les œuvres ont été sélectionnées par un jury regroupant des représentants de l’écal et de la BCV, ont reçu un prix en espèces. Dans ce concours, il y a donc des étudiants primés, mais en fait tous en sont ressortis grandis. En effet, au travers de cet exercice, chacun aura pu tirer des enseignements et enrichir, par cette expérience supplémentaire, son bagage de compétences. En cela, tous auront été gagnants. Cette collaboration entre le Centre de formation BCV/BCL et l’écal, même si elle est importante, n’est pas exclusive dans le rôle que la BCV accorde au soutien de l’art contemporain. En effet, la collection d’art BCV compte plus de 2000 œuvres produites par des artistes vivant, ayant vécu ou travaillant dans le canton de Vaud. Depuis plus de quarante ans, elle s’est enrichie chaque année de nouvelles acquisitions dont certaines ont été réalisées par d’anciens étudiants de l’écal. Axée sur la période contemporaine, sa collection d’art permet à la BCV de soutenir la création locale. Nous sommes très reconnaissants envers les  professeurs de l’écal qui se sont investis auprès de leurs étudiants afin que cette nouvelle exposition puisse avoir lieu. Nos plus sincères remerciements vont également à son Directeur, Monsieur Alexis Georgacopoulos, pour nous avoir ouvert ses portes, ainsi qu’à Madame Catherine Othenin-Girard, historienne de l’art et conservatrice de la collection d’art BCV, pour son soutien et sa présence dans l’organisation. Christian Donzé Directeur du Centre de formation BCV/BCL Vernissage et remise des prix en présence de: Jacques de Watteville, Président du conseil d'administration de la BCV Christian Donze, Directeur du centre de formation BCV/BCL Alexis Georgacopoulos, Directeur de l'ECAL

Workshop Jonathan Olivares

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Jonathan Olivares

with Jonathan Olivares

Jonathan Olivares asked the 3rd year students to identify an object or subject of interest and consider a room built around it. The room purpose, materials contents and construction all stem from themes found within the selected object or subject. The room should be 130 Square meters, free standing, transferable to any location or context, and could serve as an exhibition, installation or habitable interior.

Image Vevey × Confrérie des Vignerons

PHOTOGRAPHY

Image Vevey × Confrérie des Vignerons

with Jonas Marguet, Milo Keller

From Lavaux to the Chablais region of Vaud, the world of wine was reinterpreted for a semester by students in their 2nd year of the Bachelor of Photography programme at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, in collaboration with the Confrérie des Vignerons. Under the guidance of Jonas Marguet, photographer and teacher, the students used clues gathered in the field from the winegrowers. Selected and presented as part of the Festival Images Vevey, Elisa Ribeiro's 'Nuisibles' series sheds light on an unexpected aspect of winegrowing. She paints a gallery of portraits of insects that ravage vines, using a scanning electron microscope. By reappropriating a scientific tool for artistic purposes, she reveals the extraordinary, invisible to the naked eye. This work questions the very foundations of the photographic image, the process of taking the picture being carried out here by means of a beam of electrons. These tiny pests appear like giant monsters, presented in large light boxes that evoke the illumination of microscopic observation. Musée de la Confrérie des Vignerons Rue du Château 2 1800 Vevey www.confreriedesvignerons.ch www.images.ch

Summer University Istanbul

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Istanbul

with Chris Kabel, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

For their graduation trip, the 3rd year students went to Istanbul. Accompanied by Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Chris Kabel and collaborating with students from Bilgi University, they had to create souvenirs of the city. Some were able to collaborate directly with local craftspeople. The projects were exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial at the end of this trip and had the chance to see their ECAL x Mac Guffin project also exhibited there at that time.

Credo

PHOTOGRAPHY

Credo

with Matthieu Gafsou

The aim of the Centre intercantonal d’information sur les croyances (CIC) is to map the religious diversity of our regions and to explain in a neutral way how the cantonal communities function. The director, Brigitte Knobel, contacted the ECAL to create a visual cartography of the communities. Second-year students were asked to photograph the project. They worked throughout the year on an assigned religious community, selected beforehand according to geographical and diversity criteria.

Summer University Tehran

FINE ARTS

Summer University Tehran

with Luc Andrié, Stéphane Kropf

Some thoughts and starting points for an art event about Ta’ârof to be held at Bon Gah Thinking the interrelations within the art world, taking as a starting point an Iranian artist run space inviting a visiting Swiss art school wishing to understand (or underscore…) if and how Ta’ârof may be of any help to try to build a temporary community, and make art. Drawing on some recent UN General Assembly speeches, that Trick or Treat is the ultimate geopolitical strategy tool, where USA is working towards a « more just and peaceful future ». Assuming that Switzerland is a neutral country and thereafter represents consular and diplomatic interests of USA in Iran. Taking in consideration that the art community doesn’t differ from society in general: it is just a reductio ad absurdum. Artists tend to recognize each other globally, assuming some kind of moral superiority towards the rest of society, or at least pretending to understand the complex tissues of relationships and power relations that makes (and destroys) a community. But fundamentally there is almost no solidarity within the artists. Ta’ârof continually questions hierarchy, be it the artist towards other artists, the artist towards the spectator and so on. Ta’ârof plays the game of an ideal society, like art, where the artist is benevolent and humble towards the spectator. Ta’ârof shows that every word always tends to have a hidden desire.

Teaching the Machine

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Teaching the Machine

with Gene Kogan

This workshop was a hands-on introduction to machine learning with a focus on creating artistic and interactive applications. Machine learning is a field dedicated to teaching computers how to perform tasks given examples and human oversight and has been used by artists, musicians, and designers to add a dimension of machine intelligence and interaction to their work. The students focused on the core algorithms used for discovering patterns in complex multimedia data, including images, sounds, and text. They learned how to use neural networks to create real-time, cross-modal interactions for use in video, installation, live music performance, and physical computing. They were provided a suite of tools and code for clustering, visualizing, and searching through large collections of multimedia.

Satisfaction 2019

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Satisfaction 2019

with Mario Von Rickenbach

Satisfying webtoys coded by 1st year Bachelor students in Media & Interaction Design as part of a week-long workshop given by Mario von Rickenbach.

Nora Smith – I Fall In Love With Everyone

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nora Smith – I Fall In Love With Everyone

by Nora Smith

I Fall in Love with Everyone shows a vision of sexuality experienced as an emancipation of the private space into the public one, where the body is fluid and sensitive. Explicit pictures meet unreal ones, using the pornographic context to present a different expression of desire and self-objectification, made-to-be perfect 3D bodies diluted into tangible ones sharing passionate and respectful relationships. Then the organic shapes of a sexuality made of emotions and fusions eventually appear. This short movie explores fantasies, claims non-normative bodies and sexual dissidence.

Type Poster Workshop with Dafi Kühne

TYPE DESIGN

Type Poster Workshop with Dafi Kühne

with Dafi Kühne, MATD

Isabelle Stauffer – Cavity

PHOTOGRAPHY

Isabelle Stauffer – Cavity

by Isabelle Stauffer

« The functioning of the mouth is not limited to its utilitarian roles (nutrition, communication). In Cavity, I wanted to bring a fresh look at its functions and representations. While it is associated with pleasure and kissing, as the border between the inside and the outside, the mouth has an erogenous dimension that I sought to explore in order to treat its symbolic, emotional, sexual and impulsive aspects. »

Vincent Levrat – Galbanum

PHOTOGRAPHY

Vincent Levrat – Galbanum

by Vincent Levrat

« Through their emptiness and lack of function, wastelands are impervious to the social norm. In that sense, they can be considered as spaces of freedom, in which imagination can be expressed completely freely. I therefore occupied a wasteland, in order to make it my kingdom, a space of endless possibilities. It became a playground, in which I celebrated physical experimentation, craftsmanship and materiality, and escaped from the virtual and technological world. Worthless materials found on site were conducive to creative activity, once they had been triggered by the virtue of infantile naivety. »

Anastasia Mityukova – Project Iceworm

PHOTOGRAPHY

Anastasia Mityukova – Project Iceworm

by Anastasia Mityukova

In 1959, the US Army built a military base under the Greenland ice cap to deploy missiles. Due to global warming, nuclear waste left behind after the base was abandoned is resurfacing, threatening the Thule Inuit ecosystem. This installation (a composition of cyanotypes, collages, archives, aerial views, video) and the book break down events and transgressions: a colonial attitude, destruction and pollution, showing an inaccessible and invisible reality.

Olivia Schenker – Reply to your ad

PHOTOGRAPHY

Olivia Schenker – Reply to your ad

by Olivia Schenker

« Fetishism has long been trapped in the shackles of sexual deviance, and these minorities would still rather keep silent about their paraphilia. Internet then became the shelter for a secret but surprisingly wide community. For one year, I posted several classified ads offering to anonymously photograph anyone who wanted their secret fantasy to be captured. This collaborative project explores various unconfessed fetishes, in which the camera becomes the object of desire between two strangers. »

Julien Deceroi – Protogen, Inc.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Julien Deceroi – Protogen, Inc.

by Julien Deceroi

Protogen, Inc. questions genetic manipulations by relating to aesthetics from advertising and scientific codes while emphasising the superiority of the natural world. These hybridizations explore the possibilities of a new controversial technology: CRISPR CAS9. This installation attests to the will of humanity to emulate the Creator while letting the spectator decide whether it constitutes a threat or an opportunity. Protogen, Inc., enables to explore new scientific practices while redefining the vision of ultra-technical sciences.

Margaux Piette – Afterglow

PHOTOGRAPHY

Margaux Piette – Afterglow

by Margaux Piette

« Afterglow is about the phenomenon of beauty tutorials on social media. I obsessively collected screenshots from videos to make a book with the aim to highlight the frenzy and the eccentricity of these practices but also to move them out of their context in order to upgrade them to picture status and to put forward their pictorialness. As an answer to the phenomenon, I made a series of self-portraits. I used various processes, among them digital manipulation and I played at digitally deconstructing my face too. »

Emma Panchot – Galbanum

PHOTOGRAPHY

Emma Panchot – Galbanum

by Emma Panchot

« The Nif series of photographs results from my meeting with young Mediterranean men in Marseille. The city facing the African continent has always been a port to exiles. In the Nif portraits the experience of these young men is transposed into a fictional universe that aims to explore, through my fascination for the male body, meridional identity constructions of masculinity. My images have been hybridized by dressing these sunbathed bodies with clothes, plants and trash to give them a feminine polarity. »

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