Mélanie
Courtinat

EXECAL Resident at La Becque in August 2021 - BA Media & Interaction Design graduate 2017

BIO

Mélanie Courtinat (BA Media & Interaction Design), artist and interactive, creates virtual spaces and speculative environments using mediums such as virtual and augmented reality, video games or 3D. By questioning the technical and narrative particularities of the technologies she uses, she actively participates in the mediation and perpetuation of these mediums in the art world. During her residency, she will develop a reflection on digital creation tools and the representation of natural elements to create a series of open access digital materials.

Projects

Mélanie Courtinat – I never promised you a garden

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Mélanie Courtinat – I never promised you a garden

Diploma project with Christophe Guignard

I never promised you a garden offers an immersive journey inside a fantasized hanging garden using virtual reality. The public is invited to walk among chimeric plants and make them blossom with a simple touch. Having noticed that some spectators have a tendency to be uninvolved and passive before an interactive design artwork, this project questions their willful participation. What is to be done when a spectator makes the conscious choice to not interact with an interactive project? What is the design of refusal?

Swiss Data

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Swiss Data

Collaboration 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.