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Mayara Yamada – That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town

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Mayara Yamada – That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town

Diploma project 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.

Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir – Five Songs for Swimming

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Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir – Five Songs for Swimming

Diploma project 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.

Stefan Tanase – I Feel So Vacation Today…

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Stefan Tanase – I Feel So Vacation Today…

Diploma project 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!”.

Christian Schulz – Trap

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Christian Schulz – Trap

Diploma project 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

Leonardo Pellicanò – Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path

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Leonardo Pellicanò – Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path

Diploma project 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.

Valentina Parati – Spotter

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Valentina Parati – Spotter

Diploma project 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.

Peilian Li – Drive Safe!

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Peilian Li – Drive Safe!

Diploma project 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.

Maryam Ghasemi – Home

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Maryam Ghasemi – Home

Diploma project 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.

Luca Frati – Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees

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Luca Frati – Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees

Diploma project 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.

Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II

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Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II

Diploma project 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.

Tudor Ciurescu – The Dream I Still Have

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Tudor Ciurescu – The Dream I Still Have

Diploma project 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.

Salomé Chatriot – Lactose Oozing From a Breathing Singularity

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Salomé Chatriot – Lactose Oozing From a Breathing Singularity

Diploma project 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.

Filippo Bisagni – Un jardin d’Egypte

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Filippo Bisagni – Un jardin d’Egypte

Diploma project 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 ?

Lorenzo Benzoni – I Sit Here and I Cry

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Lorenzo Benzoni – I Sit Here and I Cry

Diploma project 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.

Djellza Azemi – The Act of Letting Someone Into Your Home

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Djellza Azemi – The Act of Letting Someone Into Your Home

Diploma project by Djellza Azemi

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

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)

Diploma project 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.

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

Diploma project 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.

César Axel Aguilar Rodríguez – Mains hum

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César Axel Aguilar Rodríguez – Mains hum

Diploma project by César Axel Aguilar Rodríguez

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

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

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

Diploma project 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.

Vanessa Udriot – Tidá nehés oyendau

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Vanessa Udriot – Tidá nehés oyendau

Diploma project 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

Diploma project 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.

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

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

Diploma project 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

Diploma project 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

Diploma project 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.

Natalia Mimran – Misfits

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Natalia Mimran – Misfits

Diploma project 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.

Jodie Rudaz – Same Landscape of Heaven And Hell

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Jodie Rudaz – Same Landscape of Heaven And Hell

Diploma project 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

Ana Marija Adomaityté – Suite

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Ana Marija Adomaityté – Suite

Diploma project 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.

graduations

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graduations

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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

Byron Gago – Co-Based Objects

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Byron Gago – Co-Based Objects

Diploma project 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

Emeline Herrera – A Moment of Bewilderment

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Emeline Herrera – A Moment of Bewilderment

Diploma project by Emeline Herrera

Corridors go around in circles and doors lead nowhere. Only artificial light passes through the blinds. There is dust on the ceiling and you realise that these hands do not belong to you. Something is wrong, you are confused. Just before the dust settles on the floor and radiates on your body, you should leave. When you come back to reality, it is already too late. There is no way to prevent this. There is no coming back. Some elements are made to stay and others to vanish. Studio A. Set 1:  somewhere in a moment of bewilderment. emelineh1188@gmail.com

Hanna Rochereau – Chit-Chatting

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Hanna Rochereau – Chit-Chatting

Diploma project by Hanna Rochereau

hanna.rochereau@gmail.com

Riccardo Sala – BPZ

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Riccardo Sala – BPZ

Diploma project by Riccardo Sala

This set of works bears witness to the neoliberal world and its ability to replicate itself through the machines of desire. The images come from assembly instruction leaflets of small toys found inside Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs. Some of them are transformed and shown again through the process of lithographic printing. One of them is painted enlarged on canvas. riccardo.sala@mail.com https://www.riccardosala.online

Francesco de Bernardi – sans titre (occhiaie)

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Francesco de Bernardi – sans titre (occhiaie)

Diploma project by Francesco de Bernardi

How do you think back on the times when you were distracted and distant? Is the action you performed in a distracted manner worthy of being represented? Do you watch yourself live? Do you alter the meaning and content of what you remember? Do you lie to yourself? From what point of view do you re-imagine what you did? What have you not done? francesco.debernardi95@gmail.com

Agathe Naito – Justify One’s Poverty

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Agathe Naito – Justify One’s Poverty

Diploma project by Agathe Naito

An installation comprising three ceramic sculptures: clogs, daisy and garland of crepe paper flowers. Each sculpture can be activated by a performer. A childhood story about the boredom of being a girl, about a boring girl. The village fair: bumper cars, ball shooters and a funfair punching machine… A reflection on the feeling of these breaks from daily life. agathe.naito@gmail.com https://www.agathenaito.com

Cécile Polito – Visible Invisible

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Cécile Polito – Visible Invisible

Diploma project by Cécile Polito

I give up on the known world and let myself drift into a space in constant mutation created by Physarum polycephalum, a single-cell species. I photograph these micro-territories using a microscope. The matter which composes the organism reveals traces of an intangible order. cecile-polito@outlook.com

Genêt Mayor – Sitting Duck

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Genêt Mayor – Sitting Duck

Diploma project 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

diploma 2019

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diploma 2019

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Lorenza Longhi – Zzz...

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Lorenza Longhi – Zzz...

Diploma project by Lorenza Longhi

Giulio Scalisi, Diplomé 2016

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Giulio Scalisi, Diplomé 2016

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Sophie Ballmer , Travaux de nuit Different figures follow each other and progressively build a small theatre of art history. The shapes are deformed, reduced to a simple representation, and pass before our eyes, mobilizing commonplaces and stereotypes. This game plays with a tradition that needs to be discussed. The exploration is light, uninhibited, and the path gets intriguing when it joins document research with knowledge criticism. Travaux de nuit is a subjective overview that shows its operating system, emphasizing the way the journey is made. Grégory Corthay , Personne Explore the variety of media to experience the range of perceptions. Translate and face toward the horizon of emptiness welcoming the native return of an origin. The taste of travel narrative and stroll contributes to a significant cosmogony around notions of landscape, our presence within its conquest and reveals visions of legends, traditions and innovations. Sylvain Croci-Torti ,  Uncomfortably Numb In my work the canvas is used to reproduce and reinterpret different influences, from TCS (Swiss Automobile Club) to EMI. The long and painstaking preparation of the canvases contrasts with the quick, efficient and radical gestures with which the paint is applied. Just like a punk song played on a fancy Gibson. Lucile Dupraz , Higher Than It Is Wide Higher Than It Is Wide is a lecture performance paced to a stream of pictures, all of which portray the same sitter. Handling these visuals as I speak, I weave together threads of descriptive and technical language while forming narrative patterns. These take the audience through thoughts occurring to an image maker, those formed by a viewer, and transcriptions of camera or computer processes. Wishing to address the act of looking by means of spoken words I chose a hybrid medium for a composite task. I thus saw the photograph's mute, frozen likeness evolve to richer nuances, by dint of its translation into gestures and phrasings uttered live.

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