Milo
Keller

Enseignements

Metaphotography - VR Workshop

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Metaphotography - VR Workshop

Workshop with Robin Bervini, Milo Keller

During this five days workshop mentored by Milo Keller and Robin Bervini, the students worked in groups to create sublime environments inspired from reference photographs. The goal was to bring the viewer to a strange location to be observed from a static landmark. The students learned the basics of environment creation with the Unreal Engine 4 and they faced the technical complications in order to have their projects running on the standalone headset Meta Quest 2.

Photographie et Art plastiques

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Photographie et Art plastiques

Other with 1CVPH, Milo Keller

The course aims to develop a particular knowledge and sensitivity for all types of light. It invites the students to free creation, to the autonomy of elaboration and realization of a personal project.

Higurashi book launch

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Higurashi book launch

Other with Milo Keller, MAP

In Summer 2019, thirteen students from the ECAL Master’s in Photography programme supervised by Milo Keller travelled to Japan to work on thirteen individual projects in collaboration with Japanese photographer Taisuke Koyama within the framework of the Tokyo Photographic Research project. The students’ artworks range from still and moving images to computer-generated photographic visuals and explore multiple facets of the Japanese megalopolis which is, once again, undergoing major transformation in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Some projects focus on aspects specific to the city, from the destruction of small residential houses to the construction of the gigantic Olympic Village and the conquest of new territories by the sea. Other works investigate distinctive Japanese culture such as home-cooked food, the appetite for designing humanoid robots, the blending of child and adult worlds in manga, pachinko gambling, the reinvention of ikebana and young girls as ‘rising stars.’ Finally, the works seek to visually represent more abstract concepts such as loneliness, emptiness and intimacy in a city that, due to its density, size and power, offers a challenging, fascinating and extremely stimulating complexity to the eyes of the thirteen photographers. Higurashi has been presented at Espace Commines in Paris in November 2021, inside the exhibition Automated Photography during Paris Photo. Head of Photography Milo Keller Invited Teacher Taisuke Koyama Assistants Florian Amoser Calum Douglas Graphic Design Thomas Le Provost Typefaces Craft by ECAL/Benoit Brun & Raphaël De la Morinerie ITC Garamond Std Head of Culture and Communications Embassy of Switzerland in Japan Jonas Pulver DGES/Summer University Maxline Stettler Photography Students Emidio Battipaglia Robin Bervini Jasmine Deporta Anja Karolina Furrer Alessia Gunawan Christian Harker Jung-Ting Hu Johanna Hullár Philipp Klak Doruk Kumkumoglu Igor Pjörrt Jelly Luise Gedvile Tamosiunaite Publisher ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne higurashi.zone Higurashi is available at  ecal-shop.ch .

Exquisite Corpse VR Experience

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Exquisite Corpse VR Experience

Workshop with Milo Keller

On the occasion of the Biennale dell’immagine Chiasso, the 2nd year students of the Master Photography programme presented, from 17 to 19 September 2021, “Exquisite Corpse” - a series of Virtual Reality (VR) projects at the Palestra CPC. Art Direction: Milo Keller Assistants: Florian Amoser Robin Bervini Students: Emma Bedos Alexey Chernikov Mahalia “Taje” Giotto Clemens Fischer Nikolai Frerichs Hikaru Hori Augustin Lignier Sophie Schreurs Alisa Strub Yang Su

Grand Palais Éphémère - Palais Augmenté

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Grand Palais Éphémère - Palais Augmenté

Collaboration with Robin Bervini, Milo Keller, Kylan Luginbühl, Pauline Saglio

Co-produced by Fisheye and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, the Palais Augmenté festival takes place inside the Grand Palais Éphémère. Exceptionally, in partnership with ECAL, augmented reality projects will be accessible from this point, on the façade of the Grand Palais Éphémère on 19 and 20 June 2021. At the invitation of the Palais Augmenté Festival, a selection of students from the Bachelor Media & Interaction Design and the Master Photography at ECAL have offered a series of augmented reality projects for the new Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris. By enhancing the perception of the place in real time thanks to the superimposition of visual concepts with eclectic references, the Grand Palais Éphémère is staged in a variety of imaginary futuristic, surrealist and above all playful worlds: futuristic. It becomes a photographic subject with multiple expressions and invites the public to engage via Instagram in an experience that questions the relationship between real and virtual images. 19 and 20 June 2021 Grand Palais Éphémère  Avenue Pierre Loti, 75007 Paris, France www.grandpalais.fr/fr/le-grand-palais-ephemere https://palaisaugmente.fr/ www.fabbula.com

VR Workshop

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VR Workshop

Workshop with Milo Keller, Robin Bervini

Virtual Reality introduction workshop tutored by Milo Keller with the technical assistance of Florian Amoser and Robin Bervini. During this 5 days introduction, students learned to use Unreal Engine 4 to prototype and test their scenes in real-time. Working in pairs, each of them started to develop a level of a global VR experience that will be presented at the Biennale dell'immagine 2021 in Chiasso.

Pratique photographique

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Pratique photographique

Studio project with Milo Keller

Pratique photographique

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Pratique photographique

Studio project with Milo Keller

Self Initiated Project / Automated Photography

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Self Initiated Project / Automated Photography

Studio project with Milo Keller

First-year students worked on self-initiated projects tutored by Milo Keller. Students had the option to propose projects that would explore technologies and themes related to the current master's research project Automated Photography.

Pratique Photographique

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Pratique Photographique

Studio project with Milo Keller

Pratique photographique

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Pratique photographique

Studio project with Milo Keller

Tokyo summer university

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Tokyo summer university

Other with Milo Keller, MAP

In Summer 2019, thirteen students of ECAL Master in Photography  supervised by Milo Keller, traveled to Japan to develop thirteen personal projects in collaboration with Taisuke Koyama and TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH. From still and moving images to computer-generated photographic visuals, students’ artworks explore a wide variety of aspects of the Japanese megalopolis which is, once again, undergoing major transformations in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Some projects focus on concrete aspects of the city, from the destruction of small residential houses to the construction of the gigantic Olympic village and the conquest of new territories by the sea. Other works investigate particularities of Japanese culture such as food in a family setting, the desire to generate humanoid robots, the confusion of child and adult worlds in manga, Pichinko Gambling , the reinvention of Ikebana and the rising stars among young girls. Finally, works seek to visualise more abstract concepts such as loneline

Guardare l’utopia

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Guardare l’utopia

Workshop with Milo Keller, MAP, Florian Amoser, Calum Douglas

Utopia is invisible; only utopians can see it. A class of 12 students from the Photography Master at the ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne, in residence at Casa Corti in Pellio, Val d’Intelvi (Italy), elaborated the concepts of utopia and community. Identifying the malaise of a generation trapped in social networks, confused between reality and the virtual sphere, and in need of establishing new values, the group developed a range of different strategies: morning meditation sessions, walks to Monte Generoso, shared meals and discussions to produce photographs and videos which, while gradually shifting away from reality, reach imaginary dimensions that oscillate between utopia and dystopia, figuration and abstraction. --- Students Emidio Battipaglia Robin Bervini Jasmine Deporta Anja Karolina Furrer Alessia Gunawan Christian Harker Johanna Hullár Philipp Klak Doruk Kumkumoglu Jelly Luise Igor Pjörrt Gedvile Tamosiunaite Curator Milo Keller Assistants Florian Amoser Calum Douglas Graphic Design Nicolas Polli biennaleimmagine.ch https://casacorti.org/

Workshop Renate Buser

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Workshop Renate Buser

Workshop 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.

Workshop Olivier Cablat

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Workshop Olivier Cablat

Workshop with Olivier Cablat, Milo Keller

On July 2nd 2018 Ecal’s second year Bachelor photography students presented their "guerrilla communication" project at the opening of Rencontres d'Arles. Under the direction of Olivier Cablat (artist, teacher and artistic director of Cosmos Arles Books) and Milo Keller (head of the Photography Department at ECAL), the 2nd year Bachelor students analysed and diverged modes of communication and diffusion for one semester. Both physical and digital strategies have been developed for the field work in Arles: from wild posting, to live webcam, from propaganda to social networks. During the opening week of the festival, the students transformed a 55 m² room of the Cosmos Arles Books into an editorial office, exhibition and work space. This project between installation and caricature, aims to augment our relationship to our society of spectacle, where the speed of dissemination of information sometimes makes the true and false indistinguishable. A newspaper of 250 copies will be printed daily as a physical witness of this experience at multiple media levels.

Do you speak Touriste ?

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Do you speak Touriste ?

Other with Laurence Bonvin, Milo Keller

do you speak touriste ? Quand les photographes décodent le cliché  En collaboration avec l’ECAL Commissaire d’exposition : Pauline Martin Du 6 mars au 11 mai 2014 Vernissage public le 5 mars à 18h Graziella ANTONINI ¦ Claude BAECHTOLD ¦ Emmanuelle BAYART & Timo KIREZ ¦ Mathieu BERNARD-REYMOND ¦ Kurt CAVIEZEL ¦ Olivier CHRISTINAT ¦ Raquel DIAS ¦ David FAVROD ¦ Thomas GALLER ¦ Romain MADER ¦ Murielle MICHETTI-BAUMGARTNER ¦ Adrien MISSIKA ¦ Noha MOKHTAR ¦ Simon RIMAZ ¦ Nicolas SAVARY ¦ Corinne VIONNET Du « clic » du touriste à la carte postale, de la webcam au guide de voyage, do you speak touriste ? décode la photographie touristique et invite chacun à interroger sa propre pratique. Le détournement du cliché est ainsi exploré par cette exposition collective, qui réunit seize artistes suisses, et par un concours organisé en collaboration avec l’ECAL. A travers un parcours thématique dans les salles du musée, les photographes décryptent, par des tirages, des projections et des installations pour certaines inédites, les fonctions et les codes d’une habitude très généralisée. Face au Cervin et aux pyramides de Gizeh, entre voyage imaginaire et réalité fantasmée, les artistes nous suggèrent que le regard touristique ne se réduit pas à quelques clichés. L’exposition associe des créateurs confirmés, comme Nicolas Savary ou Adrien Missika, mais aussi des artistes en devenir pour mieux questionner les pratiques et les stéréotypes visuels solidement ancrés chez les touristes que nous sommes. Concours ECAL Dans le cadre de l’exposition  do you speak touriste ? Quand les photographes décodent le cliché  qui se tiendra au Musée d’art de Pully du 6 mars au 11 mai, un  c oncours inédit  a été organisé en collaboration avec l’ECAL sur le thème du détournement du cliché par l’artiste. Pendant le semestre d’hiver 2013, les étudiants de Laurence Bonvin, photographe suisse de renom et enseignante à l’ECAL depuis 2002, ont eu pour mission d’interroger la notion d’image touristique sur le territoire helvétique, du Cervin au jet d’eau de Genève en passant par les Alpes et Lavaux. Les mises en forme codifiées et analogiques de ces images (cartes postales, albums, dépliants,…) ont été placées au cœur de la réflexion. Au terme de ce travail, deux lauréats ont été primés et se sont vus attribuer, pendant la durée de l’exposition do you speak touriste , deux salles du musée pour la présentation de leur projet photographique. Une sélection d’autres projets occupe une troisième salle. Le jury Le jury était composé de Delphine Rivier, directrice du Musée d'art de Pully, Milo Keller, responsable du Bachelor Photographie de l'ECAL, Sébastien Leseigneur, commissaire associé du Centre de la Photographie de Genève et Pauline Martin, historienne de l’art et commissaire de la Nuit des images au Musée de l’Elysée. Les lauréats Ont reçu le 1 er  prix ex aequo: - Thibault JOUVENT, pour son installation d’images en mouvement à la facture froide et distante, exécutée avec une précision et une douceur très helvétiques. - Hadrien HÄNER, pour son installation Super 8, projetant en alternance des cartes postales du jet d’eau de Genève et des timbres représentant le Cervin. En plus des deux lauréats, une sélection de travaux a particulièrement retenu l'attention du jury. Ainsi, les projets de Coline AMOS, Alexandre HAEFELI, Benoît JEANNET, Maxime GUYON sont également exposés dans une salle du musée. Notons également qu'une série de cartes postales est éditée à partir d’une sélection d’images issues du projet de Julien ROUX. Musée d’art de Pully Chemin Davel 2 | CH-1009 Pully Mercredi-dimanche 14h-18h T +41 (0)21 721 38 00 www.museedepully.ch

Events

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell,10–12.11.2022,Paris

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell,
10–12.11.2022,
Paris

From November 10 to 12 2022, Jean Paul Gaultier opens the doors of its Paris headquarters to the general public. During Paris Photo, the House is partnering with ECAL to present the photography exhibition Under Your Smell. Students from Bachelor Photography will show their interpretation of Gaultier's perfumes.

ECAL x On,23.09–08.10.2022,Zürich

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL x On,
23.09–08.10.2022,
Zürich

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL presents the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters. An exclusive exhibition to discover from 23 September to 8 October 2022 in Zürich.

ECAL in Seoul : exhibition Automated Photography,17.09–08.10.2022,PLATFORM-L

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL in Seoul : exhibition Automated Photography,
17.09–08.10.2022,
PLATFORM-L

Following the success of the exhibition resulting from the Automated Photography research project at Paris Photo in 2021 and then at the Galerie l'elac in 2022, the ECAL is exporting this project to Plateform-L in Seoul from 17 September to 8 October 2022, through an immersive audiovisual exhibition.

Articles

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell

PARTNERSHIP

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell

The exhibition Under Your Smell offers a hypnotic and immersive experience in Jean Paul Gaultier's headquarters by imagining new definitions of beauty and body expression. Under the direction of Florence Tétier and Nicolas Coulomb, 3rd year Bachelor Photography students brought to life the brand's iconic perfumes through an immersive photographic experience.

ECAL x On : interdisciplinary collaboration to rethink the brand's universe

PARTNERSHIP

ECAL x On : interdisciplinary collaboration to rethink the brand's universe

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.