Augustin Rebetez

Switzerland (1986)
Festival Images Vevey
2010
Animated films

At the invitation of Festival Images, Augustin Rebetez specifically designed a series of animated films to reinterpret the visual communication elements of the 2010 edition – a logotype evoking an eye, a shutter and a sun all at once – with the same typical aesthetic that has become the hallmark of this young artist from the Jura. Collaborating with Noé Cauderay and Pascal Lopinat, their strange videos show a nutty parallel world made of dreamlike visions, humanoid monsters and surprising constructions mixing drawing, cinema, stop motion and photographic dramatization.

Grand Prix Images Vevey
2014
arrière-tête (mécanismes)

Noticed by the Swiss and international art scene soon after graduating from the Vevey School of Photog- raphy, recipient of the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2013/2014 Augustin Rebetez creates a poetic and complex world inhabited by a tribe of strange, made up, staged, misshapen, sculptural creatures. Stretching the boundaries of photography, his arrière-tête (mécanismes) was presented at Festival Images in a disused venue in which the Le Repaire Fantastique team conceived a tailored installation to take visitors to the heart of an inhuman and tragicomic tale.

Festival Images Vevey
2014
arrière-tête (mécanismes)

Noticed by the Swiss and international art scene soon after graduating from the Vevey School of Photog- raphy, recipient of the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2013/2014 Augustin Rebetez creates a poetic and complex world inhabited by a tribe of strange, made up, staged, misshapen, sculptural creatures. Stretching the boundaries of photography, his arrière-tête (mécanismes) was presented at Festival Images in a disused venue in which the Le Repaire Fantastique team conceived a tailored installation to take visitors to the heart of an inhuman and tragicomic tale.

Festival Images Vevey
2018
Mr. Skeleton

The twelve short films directed by Martin Zimmermann (Switzerland, 1970) and Augustin Rebetez (Switzerland, 1986) feature a multitude of characters, all played by the Zurich-based performer. The most malevolent of them all, Mr. Skeleton, invites himself to each episode to restore order to this whimsical universe. The result of an original collaboration between the two artists, these films inspired by silent and burlesque cinema deliver a biting vision of society’s failings. Presented for the first time at the Festival Images, these videos are projected in a basement transformed by the duo into mysterious catacombs populated by strange creatures.

 

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