Cut/Paste sheds light on comics' intimate relationship with their publication formats and the intriguing journey from tangible scissors-and-glue edits to artificial intelligence-powered transformations. Delving into editorial histories, it showcases how AI tools aid in adapting classic 1950s narratives for today's varied mediums, featuring reinterpretations by students from the Geneva School of Comics and Illustration. A profound exploration of tradition and technology in the digital comics realm.
At the intersection of art, technology and construction, Cyber Physical: Architecture in Real Time brings together four dynamic and immersive installations that reshape our perception of space by transforming virtual data into tangible and interactive kinetic sculptures. Through 3D projections, augmented reality and artificial intelligence, the exhibition allows publics to interact with ever-evolving architectural structures capable of listening, learning, and reshaping themselves in real time.
The Visual Wonders of Science is a two-part exhibition presented by the EPFL Imaging Center in collaboration with Figure 1.A., featuring images and videos taken in the course of research on campus and/or by EPFL researchers. Some of them are presented to the public for the first time.
Delve into the history and archive of Fréquence Banane on a student-made exhibition celebrating the 30 years of the radio
Through the lens of art, Lighten Up! On Biology and Time explores the connection of living organisms with the natural cycle of light and dark. From fungi to ferns, from hamsters to humans, all have evolved circadian rhythms that connect them to the alternation of day and night. In our screen-based society, there is an increasing urgency to raise awareness of reconnecting to the outdoor environment. Nineteen installations transform our daily, lunar and seasonal rhythms into light- and soundscapes, immersive spaces or virtual experiences to remind us the necessity of regular light exposure for a healthy life.
Unfolding through a two-channel video installation, Mouthless Part III (Panorama) brings the spell of Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė’s visual universe into the space. It is part of their research project Synthetic Landscapes and the third chapter of their Mouthless video series.
Object of Interest 700 e presents us an opportunity to interrogate the role exoplanets play in the cultural imaginary. Although the first confirmed detection of a planet existing outside our solar system came only in 1992, exoplanets have quickly emerged as neocolonialist objects of interest.
The inaugural work of the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program "Enter the Hyper-Scientific" of the College of Humanities (CDH), Riccardo Giacconi’s Animal, is the result of intensive research around artistic and scientific questions at the boundary between human and machine, carried out in EPFL’s robotics laboratories.
Melding art and science, Cosmos Archaeology: Explorations in Time and Space reveals the depths of the Universe through physical, perceptual and sensory interaction. Harnessing technologies of immersive and interactive visualization and the visual arts, the exhibition transforms the most complex astrophysical data into sounds and images that everyone can experience. Cosmos Archaeology empowers us to explore stars and galaxies formed over 13.7 billion years and to grasp the extent and evolution of our immense Universe in unprecedented ways.
Twelve series of powerful photographs by 13 international photographers exploring the topical theme of ‘fire’ are presented in the exhibition Prix Pictet: Fire
EPFL CDH Artist-in-Residence Program 2021 with the Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST), Prof. Jérôme Baudry
This is an astonishing exhibition. Centred on a single scientific object, Things that Talk offers the public the opportunity to discover its historical depth through new and playful forms of interaction
The Balélec Festival has grown old, and like older generations, it tends to ramble on about its past exploits. Today, Balélec has turned 40: that’s 40 years of stories and music electrifying the EPFL Campus since its very first edition on the Avenue de Cour campus.
DOUZE MILLE VINGT situe l’humain dans un futur à dix mille ans d’ici, dans une ère holistique où chacun.e serait capable de vibrer avec le monde à travers une écoute sensible du vivant. Le projet se déploie autour d'une installation (Xyloscille), d'une performance (Interspecies communication), d'un concert (Foralgues) et d'une table ronde (intéroception et vocalisation animale) présentés à EPFL Pavilions et au Rolex Learning Center.
Deep Fakes: Art and Its Double poses crucial questions about the potency of digital replicas to absorb audiences in enduring emotional encounters with universal art treasures. This exhibition opposes the use of ‘deepfakes’ for manipulation and misinformation, to explore very different perspectives, reimagining objects through advanced computational techniques.
From 12th June to 4th July, EPFL Pavilions, Pavilion A will host a dozen experiments set up by the science center Technorama in order to explore natural phenomena and technology.
EPFL Pavilions and CDH Culture present Defying Gravity, an exhibition showcasing the work done under the project Asclepios. This project was conceived by the EPFL student association Space@yourService, whose objective is to make space sciences more accessible to the public.
Conceived as part of the exhibition Spatial Affairs, presented at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Spatial Affairs. Worlding is an exploratory online environment, a virtual multi-user exhibition populated by crawling artworks, where visitors’ avatars coexist with moving bodies of internet art and browser-based projects.
Solar panels and Art in the same sentence?
Art blended into our day-to-day objects like solar panels, a collaboration between artists and scientists, Watt is Art is a glimpse into what is possible in the realm of future architecture and building design.
Nora Al-Badri is presenting Babylonian Vision at EPFL Pavilions, the result of her work during the CDH / EPFL Pavilions Artist-in-Residence program. Al-Badri trained a neural network using GAN technology (General Adversarial Networks) to generate new synthetic Babylonian objects based on ancestral ones, thereby taking back and re-possessing cultural datasets from colonial Western museum collections.
EPFL Pavilions is devoting its early 2021 program to the theme of robotics, reflecting on the emerging perspectives and scenarios of this rapidly expanding field. The premise behind Nature of Robotics is to offer an unconventional look at the subject of robotics and to extend its understanding into broader notions, situated at the frontier between science and the visual arts. Modular, reconfigurable, soft, micro and bio robotics manifest the new paradigms of a discipline facing constant renewal.
ArtLab is moving away from its usual programming focused on the interface between art, science and technology to host Hope. This photo exhibition presents the work of the 12 finalists of the 2019 Prix Pictet award, selected from over 600 nominees. The images reveal moments of triumph in the face of adversity, and the product of efforts made to preserve the environment. Together, they demonstrate how optimism can encourage change.
Infinity Room 2 reveals elements of the rich history manifest in the school’s various archives, records and assemblages, through eight installations: Open Science, Archive of Modern Construction, Alain Herzog Archive, Campus Chronicles, Archival Constellations, Super-vision, Balelec Nights, and Shadows of Drones.
On the occasion of EPFL’s distinctive 50th year, ArtLab celebrates the campus and its histories with bifold exhibitions. The Infinity Room projects are stimulated by the concept of ∞ honouring the scientific spirit for ideas without bounds.
The photographs in the book "Perspectives on EPFL" through an augmented staging
Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the Ars Combinatoria draws together scholarly, scientific and artistic modes of enquiry.
Through the exhibition, ArtLab rereads the late Middle Ages in the works of Ramon Llull, the outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian, to explore the ramifications of his thinking in the realms of modern and contemporary art, and computation. The reverberations of Llullian thought on technology, art and culture find their present-day corollary in a pedagogical revolution which has ‘computational thinking’ at its core.
ArtLab is pleased and honoured to welcome the Prix Pictet, Prize for Photography and Sustainability. Works by the twelve outstanding photographers shortlisted for the prize, revolving around this years’ theme Space.
Kung Fu Motion, The Living Archive is the story of the dynamic traditions of Hong Kong’s martial arts, seen through the lens of advanced archival technologies. At the intersection of art, science and ritual practice, this experimental exhibition opens up new perspectives for our embodied engagement with intangible cultural heritage.
Employing a novel technology developed in EPFL’s neuroscience laboratories, Mental Work is a series of spectacular machines controlled by brain activity alone–a thought factory placing the human mind back at the center of our technologically dominated world.
ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy the central exhibition space all summer long.
By combining EPFL devices and original canvases, the exhibition Noir, c’est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages has an atypical and experimental character and suggests new ways of understanding, presenting and conserving the works.