EPFL CDH Artist-in-Residence Program 2021 with the Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST), Prof. Jérôme Baudry
Shot between EPFL and the University of Lausanne, PHYSICS by Caroline Corbasson is a visual tale in five tableaux, which present a palette of human relationships.
PHYSICS is a fascinating and evocative exploration, in which Corbasson offers her sophisticated perspective on the atmosphere of the EPFL campus; revealing the mysterious and intimate aspects of the relationships that inhabit and characterize it, while making visible the power and presence of its natural surroundings. It is a story that narrates, beyond human relations, the complex perception that individuals have of their own environment – between rationality and wonder.
Caroline Corbasson’s work explores how the observation of space and the development of astronomical tools have led to a change in perception. Connecting the infinitely large – the evolution of which goes back to an ante-cultural period – with the depth of the infinitely small, made perceptible through the tools of science, her drawings, sculptures and videos meticulously scrutinize the domain of the visible. Following a Bachelor of Fine Arts at St Martins School, London, Corbasson graduated from l’ENSBA Paris with Honors in 2013.
Her work has been presented in France and internationally in many institutions such as Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (UK), Songwon Art Center, Seoul (KR), Musée Des Arts et Métiers, Paris (FR), CRAC, Sète (FR), La Panacée MOCO, Montpellier (FR), FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte D’azur, Marseille (FR). In 2017, she directed her first short film, set at Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile, with the support of the CNRS and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille.
In 2018 Corbasson was selected for an artist residency at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. Her first monographic book, Sidereal, was published by Monteverita Publishing in 2017, and her second, Looking for you, by Visions Particulières Press in 2019.
EPFL CDH Artist-in-Residence Program
Initiated by the College of Humanities and amplified by EPFL Pavilions, the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program reflects the CDH’s mission of fostering transdisciplinary encounters between artists and the scientific community at EPFL. By forging collaborations between artists and scientists in different disciplines, the program aims to establish a platform for propelling new approaches and aesthetic investigations at the intersection of art, technology, science, and the humanities.