Diploma project, ECAL 2013
in MASTER FINE ARTS
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.
ECAL/Sophie Ballmer, Travaux de nuit
ECAL/Grégory Corthay, Personne
ECAL/Sylvain Croci-Torti, Uncomfortably Numb
ECAL/Lucile Dupraz, Higher than it is wide
ECAL/Agnès Ferla, Lucky Horizon - Tree Fern - Translation
ECAL/Matthias Gabi, Beauty (Daniela)
ECAL/Benjamin Husson, Playground Assisted Twice
ECAL/Emil Michael Klein, Metallic Pieces
ECAL/Cécile Mestelan, ça + ça = ça
ECAL/Kyung Roh Bannwart, Things Incontestable and Granted
ECAL/Matthias Sohr, One Down, Two Down, Shut Down, Painterly
ECAL/Natacha Steiner, A Day Without Swell
ECAL/David Weishaar, Dwarf / Night III / Dog Night