The ECAL x La Becque initiative aims at fostering research projects and promoting excellence in art and design education.
During summer 2020, the EXECAL Residence at La Becque will offer three ECAL alumni the opportunity to each participate in a four-week residency, exploring the relationship between nature, the environment and technology as seen through the prism of art and design, the Artists Residency’s thematic orientation, while benefiting from a unique infrastructure.
The call for applications is open to all ECAL alumni from all disciplines having graduated at least three years before the beginning of the residency programs at La Becque in summer 2020.
The four-week residencies will be offered to three different ECAL alumni. Applicants must apply for a time period during which they can participate in the EXECAL Residence:
ECAL Residence at La Becque – Academic Year 2019-2020
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne is pleased to announce its next two Residents at La Becque in the framework of its partnership with the artists residency located in La Tour-de-Peilz. They will both have the opportunity to conduct a personal project at La Becque while guest lecturing at ECAL over the course of a semester.
Mario de Vega, sound artist from Mexico City currently based in Berlin, will be the second ECAL Resident at La Becque, from October 2019 to February 2020. Sonority, presence and invisibility are the starting points of his artistic work and research. He will teach in the BA and MA Fine Arts as well as in the BA Media & Interaction Design.
Simone C. Niquille, Swiss designer and researcher based in Amsterdam, will then join us from February to July 2020. Her practice Technoflesh investigates the representation of identity & the digitisation of biomass in the networked space of appearance. She will teach in the MA Photography and BA Media & Interaction Design, as well as participate in the research project Automated Photography.
Mark your calendar:
MNNN (Mario de Vega DJ set, feat. El Intruso)
19.10.19, 03h00, salle des fêtes
Casino de Montbenon, Allée Ernest Ansermet 3, 1002 Lausanne
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne is delighted to announce the laureates of the first EXECAL Residences at La Becque I Artists Residency. This initiative, part of the partnership that binds the two institutions, aims at fostering research projects and promoting excellence in art and design education.
Each will be granted with a month-long residency program, between July and September 2019, with the objective to develop a project connected to their practices but also to the thematic focus of La Becque, the exploration of the intersection of nature and technology.
Therefore, the jury composed of Catherine Othenin-Girard (President, EXECAL –Association des anciens étudiants et des amis de l’ECAL), Luc Meier (Director, La Becque) and Alexis Georgacopoulos (Director, ECAL) selected:
Aladin Borioli (BA Photography)
Since 2014, Aladin Borioli has pursued his DYI research project "Apian", looking at the links between honeybees and humans, and at how both beings mould each other. Being drawn closer to the humanities, Aladin graduated in 2018 with an MA in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin. "Apian" has been then presented in artistic contexts as well as in anthropological forms.
In 2015, Pauline Lemberger co-founded “Bouchée Double”, in Brussels, a studio where she explores the culinary world at the intersection of scenography, photography, product design and illustration. She investigates cuisine through a global approach, enhanced during residencies in Japan and Mexico but also through the conceptualization of pop-up restaurants. For her part, Iris Andreadis is currently studying architecture in Paris. At the heart of her practice lays her deep fascination for building processes and structures, as well as for smart objects and their economy of means, all of which she had the chance to observe during stays in Greece and Hong Kong.
Thomas Grogan (BA Industrial Design)
With a background in industrial and speculative design, Thomas Grogan, based in London, has developed an artistic practice that investigates current and future social issues around emerging technologies through various artistic outputs like sculpture, installation, animation and digital platform. His work uses a visual language that is strongly influenced by corporate branding, manufacturing and product hacking.
The three four-week residencies will be offered to three different ECAL alumni. Applicants must select a time period during which they can participate in the EXECAL Residence:
July 8 - August 2, 2019
August 5 - August 30, 2019
September 2 - September 27, 2019
Application deadline: January 20, 2019, at 11:59 pm CET.
The residency program EXECAL Residence at La Becque results from the partnership between ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne and the artist residency La Becque, launched in 2018 by Fondation Françoise Siegfried-Meier and located on the shores of Lake Geneva, between Lausanne and Montreux.
The first joint venture between the artist residency and an art and design school, the ECAL x La Becque initiative aims at fostering research projects and promoting excellence in art and design education.Therefore, during summer 2019, the EXECAL Residence at La Becque will offer three ECAL alumni the opportunity to each participate in a four-week residency, exploring the intersection of nature and technology, La Becque’s lead thematic orientation, while benefiting from the unique infrastructure that the residency has to offer.
Regardless of the discipline it is developed in, the residency project will later be integrated into a digital catalogue showcasing the EXECAL Residences at La Becque.
The call for applications is open to all ECAL alumni from all disciplines having graduated at least three years before the beginning of the residency programs at La Becque in summer 2019.
The call for applications for the EXECAL Residence at La Becque is now closed. The selected 2019 residents will be informed in February 2019.
Announcement of our year-long partnership with artist residency La Becque, in la Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland.
ECAL is pleased to announce its partnership with La Becque, the newly launched artist residency located on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, between Lausanne and Montreux. The first joint venture between the artist residency and an art and design school, the ECAL x La Becque initiative aims at fostering research projects and promoting excellence in art and design education.
The collaboration will start in February 2019 with the first ECAL Residence at La Becque featuring Mitch Paone, partner and creative director at renowned Brooklyn-based creative design agency DIA Studio. Specialized in kinetic identity systems, graphic design and typography, Mitch Paone will spend four months at La Becque developing his own research project while guest lecturing during the entire spring semester at ECAL, in the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Type Design programmes. The next guest resident will be invited in fall 2019, for a residency spanning the entire semester.
Additionally, ECAL will offer its alumni the opportunity to apply for a summer residency at La Becque, with the EXECAL Residence at La Becque. Between July and September 2019, three ECAL alumni will be selected to each partake in a month-long residency, developing their practice while exploring the intersection of nature and technology, the current thematical focus of La Becque.
More information on the call for applications for the EXECAL Residence at La Becque will be announced early December. Stay tuned!
Call for applications: EXECAL Residences at La Becque 2020. Submit your application until 6 December 2020.
Iris Andreadis et Pauline Lemberger, EXECAL Residents at La Becque in August 2019, initiated a research project titled "Souper solaire”.
Thomas Grogan, EXECAL Resident at La Becque in September 2019, led a research project titled "Piqûre-Lunaire": a prospective fiction exploring the role of emerging viticultural techniques which initiate a new positioning of the human species as part of this threatened ecosystem.
Mario de Vega, ECAL Resident at La Becque, from October 2019 to February 2020.
Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki
La Becque, ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
Mitch Paone (partner and creative director at DIA studio) at La Becque.