Research project, ECAL 2016


Artists’ films, video art and exhibition of moving images in French-speaking Switzerland

The aims of this project are twofold: to reconstruct the place of films and moving images in the field of contemporary art through researches into Swiss French archives; and to experience, through workshops with filmmakers and visual artists, conferences  of curators and moving image practitioners, the involvements of the exhibition context on the open forms of film experiments (the treatment of duration, the multiplicity of screens, the mobile spectator).

Website of the research project

Main applicant

Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL)
François Bovier (project leader)
Adeena Mey (assistant)
Bachelor students in Visual Arts and Film Department of ECAL

Project’s partners
JRP|Ringier, Swiss Film Archive

Current research, from September 2012

Funded by the HES-SO (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

RaD, Exhibited cinema,  1601

Line Describing a Cone (1973), Anthony McCall.

© ECAL / Maïa Wolf

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A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945), M. Deren, Hand Catching Lead (1968) and Railroad Turnbridge (1976), R. Serra. © ECAL / Maïa Wolf

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Hannes Schüpbach workshop. Graphic design : Pierrick Brégeon & Helge Hjorth Bentsen

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Robert Beavers' lecture. Graphic design : Pierrick Brégeon & Helge Hjorth Bentsen