Santiago
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Santiago Martinez – No More Excuses

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Santiago Martinez – No More Excuses

by Santiago Martinez

« Society is governed by grand designs, rules, codes and models of success. Our way of life is always more intense, more productive, more material. And this success would depend on the conquest and the ownership of outward signs of appearance.  I build on a mythical vision of the United States, through the undermining of symbols, like perverted stereotypes.  Between enchantment and disenchantment, I take a look that is both critical and fascinated by these cultural archetypes.»

Body City

Body City

with Angelo Benedetto, Vincent Jacquier, Mitch Paone (Dia Studio), Jean-Vincent Simonet

Mapping of the Body City show Unique creation imagined for Lausanne en Jeux ! - the animation program of the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 - Body City is a show where arts and urban sports meet in an impressive open-air setting, on the central square of Lausanne. "Bodies in fusion with the city", it is from this strong image that Nicolas Musin conceived and realized Body City, a contemporary show questioning the relationship of the young generations to the city. On an open-air stage representing a city in constant mutation, more than 50 performers aged between 9 and 30 will cross their disciplines, bringing together arts and urban sports such as skateboarding, BMX, rollerblading, scooter, parkour and dance. A poetic and spectacular journey in the heart of Lausanne, where video, sound and light are mixed together! Imagined within the framework of Lausanne en Jeux, this show is above all a work of youth supported by art schools and training centers for urban disciplines established in the agglomeration of Lausanne. Thus, Body City has brought together different actors from Lausanne such as students from ECAL (video design), HEMU (composition of the original music and recording of the soundtrack), dancers from the Ecole-Atelier Rudra Béjart (dance and percussion), JDSEvents (hip hop, breakdance) as well as the riders from La Fièvre and the plotters from X-Trem Move. The mapping of the show was created by the students of the Visual Communication Department (BA Graphic Design, BA Photography, BA Media & Interaction Design) under the direction of Vincent Jacquier, Angelo Benedetto, Jean-Vincent Simonet and Mitch Paone while the editing was done by Amaury Hamon and Clément Lambelet.

BRUTAL 003

PHOTOGRAPHY

BRUTAL 003

with Nicolas Poillot

To celebrate the Paris Photo 2019 edition, the Bachelor Photography students of ECAL, under the artistic direction of Nicolas Poillot, translated the music of the producer IKAZ BOI into images. The visuals, sometimes smooth and neat, sometimes dark and rough, were produced by listening to the new project BRUTAL 3: an  intimate album oscillating between romance and darkness composed with instrumental tracks only. Exclusively, 500 unpublished and numbered vinyl copies were created especially for this occasion. For two days, ECAL invests the Au Roi gallery, inviting spectators to a sound and visual journey, in an ephemeral sensory space generated by a synchronous video installation. HD Images Cocktail: 07.11.19 from 19h00 to 21h30 (by invitation only) Exhibition: from 08.11.19 to 09.11.19 from 10h00 to 20h00 Place: Au Roi, 75, rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi, 75011 Paris After: Brutal Party Curators: Nicolas Poillot & Milo Keller Students: Mina Albespy, Faustine Ardaine, Maëwenn Bourcelot, Sarah Coppet, Gaël Corboz, Noé Cotter, Matthieu Croizier, Alexandra Dautel, Charlotte Favre, Laurent Fiorentino, Norida Ho, Gohan Keller, Achille Laplante - The Brown, Pavo Marinovic, Santiago Martinez, Mindaugas Matulis, Anouk Maupu, Maxime Pouillot, Margot Sparkes, Tara Ulmann, Valentin Woeffray Partners: Know-How, Heineken, Elipson www.ecal.ch www.nicolaspoillot.com www.auroi.fr