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From 02.06.2020 to 18.04.2021
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"Thek it and Hang it" installation

Installation created at the instigation of artist Miriam Laura Leonardi by Djellza Azemi, Ana-Francesca Balan, Tudor Ciurescu, Peilian Li, Cyane Findji, Ernest Gachet, Tennessee MacDougall, Christian Schulz and Stefan Tanase, students from the Bachelor Fine Arts at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. As part of the exhibition "Le temps et moi" at the Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy, from 2 June 2020 to 18 April 2021.

Inspired by the notions of time and memory, the American artist Paul Thek (born in Brooklyn, 1933 - 1988) proposed to its students to design "something to put over a child's bed".

A group from ECAL took up the same topic to imagine and create this installation. The time here is upside down: a cradle has been dismantled, its bars soaked in wax, then sunk one's teeth into, before being put back together as a mobile. Common in children's rooms, especially above cribs, mobiles entertain infants and stimulate their sight.

The bed protecting the child here becomes a fragile distraction, suspended in the room covered with soft carpet topped with blue. On the floor, the night light is a bulb covered by hair. And by way of a lullaby, you can get carried away by a poem more disturbing than soothing in the earphone...

Thanks to Philippe Decrauzat, Stéphane Kropf, Charly Mirambeau, Gina Proenza and Paul Thek as well as the Roman Museum team.

Dates and times
From 2 June 2020 to 18 April 2021
Normal: 11:00-18:00
Closed on Mondays, except July-August and public holidays.
Closed on 24, 25, 31 December and 1st January.

Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy
Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 24
1007 Lausanne
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"Thek it and Hang it" installation

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez