Program 2016

Asako Narahashi

Japan (1959)

half awake and half asleep in the water


This series, which Japanese artist Asako Narahashi has been working on since 2001, features photographs of Japan’s
coastline and its natural and architectural symbols taken while the photographer is immersed in the sea. Her pictures
reveal an unexpected connection between earth and water and mixed feelings submerge the spectator, between seasickness and the pleasure of floating freely. Set up on floating structures on the lake, the images will roll with the ebb and flow of the waves of Lake Geneva thanks to a clever hydro-mechanical device.

An original scenography by Festival Images Vevey and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Arthur Desmet, Marie Millière, Arthur Monnereau

half awake and half asleep in the water: Have a look at the gallery