Program 2018

No 47 ECAL/Elisa Ribeiro

France/Portugal (1996)


Currently a BA student in Photography at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Elisa Ribeiro sheds a specific kind of light on an unexpected aspect of winegrowing. She presents a gallery of portraits of voracious insects that plague vineyards, produced thanks to a scanning electron microscope. By appropriating a scientific tool for artistic purposes, she reveals the extraordinary, invisible to the naked eye. This work also addresses the very fundamentals of the photographic image, since the shooting process is done through an electron beam. These tiny pests appear as giant monsters, presented in large luminous boxes reminiscent of the lighting used for microscopic observation.

Produced by Images Vevey, ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the Confrérie des Vignerons for the Fête des Vignerons 2019
Curating and scenography by Milo Keller, Head of Photography Department at ECAL, and Stefano Stoll, Director of Images Vevey
Project led by Jonas Marguet, photographe and teacher at ECAL
In association with the Société vaudoise d’histoire et d’archéologie