28.11.14 - 01.03.15
Friday 28 November at 8 p.m.
9–12 a.m. and 2–6 p.m. (except Saturdays and Sundays) plus the evenings when there is a performance at the Theatre.
The Imaginary Landscapes exhibition
A selection from the student work (videos, animations, digital paintings, interactive installations, drawings, transmedia) entered for the “Imaginary Landscapes II” biennial international competition, initiated by Patrizia Abderhalden, who directs the EPAC, and Eng-Hiong Low, in collaboration with the MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Taipei on Taiwan (ROC), and the fruit of collaboration between arts academies and universities in Europe and Asia. The theme of this second edition was “Immortal quest – new spaces and codes – the post human”.
With the new technologies and new artistic media, experimentation plays an essential role in both the teaching and the learning processes. New codes and new techniques have completely changed the access to the media of artistic expression and how they are used. The idea in itself has become more important than the original work. In a post-modern, global and interconnected world, we need a more open mind, to think beyond common sense if we are to apprehend the new ways of understanding the world, art and society – in short: new imaginary landscapes.
Julia Hountou, curator of the Crochetan Gallery.
Julia Hountou is a teacher with a doctorate in contemporary art history; the Curator of the Théâtre du Crochetan’s Gallery, she commissioned this exhibition.
Title, artist(s) and type of work on show:
Obfuscator, Chen-Chun Chen, an interactive installation
Circus, Guo-Wei Chiou, animation
Suspended Monsters, Nicolas Degaudenzi, digital painting
Landscape, Chih-Ming Fan, video
A Time and a Place, Chuang Ho, animated drawings
Floating Island, Hsin-Wen Hsu, wood and pencil
Live or leave, Po-Yu Huang, digital graphics
Bionic Orchid, Li-Chin Lin/Yun-Jun Lin/Cipto Hartanto, interactive installation
Eternity, Julien Loutz, pencil
Rouge Statue, Dexter Maurer, colour pencils
Le Signal, Ramiz Morina, digital painting
Emissary, Kevin Péclet/Ramiz Morina, video
Blue Vegas, Aimé Salamin, digital painting
Goodbye, Goodbye! Ping-Yu Shen, animation
Uluru 1, Justyna Smolen, photograph
Untitled, Stanislawski, photograph
Epreuve 1-4, Alice Suret-Canale, gelatin silver print
Posthuman, Katarzyna Szymkiewiecz, video
Insect Swarm III, Bing-Hua Tsai, interactive sound installation
Post Human, Gautier Rebetez, photomontage
Le Titan, Florent Roh, digital painting
Cinis 13, Adam Vogt, digital painting
Stamp, Lewis Wang, artwork on paper
The Voyage, Po-Yen Wang, video installation
Murder, Tzu-Ting Yang/Jui-Ting Fan/Li-Ping Wang, animation
Ziggourat, Loïc Zanfagna, painting
Samara, Xiao-Kang Zhang, animation
Partners of the biennial competition:
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Taipei on Taiwan (ROC)
EPAC, Academy of Contemporary Arts at Saxon, Switzerland
LU, Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
ASP, the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland
MCU, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
NTUA, National Taiwan University of Arts, Digital Art Lab, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey, Switzerland
MEN, the Ethnographic Museum of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Sequence Foundation, Switzerland