Program 2016

Edoardo Delille

Italy (1974)

We Splash


Taking the theme of immersion literally, the We Splash series is the result of a participatory photographic project produced in July 2016 in Vevey. The Italian artist continues his reflection on borders by playing with the barriers between air and water through the act of jumping. For two days Delille immortalised over 40 inhabitants from the Swiss Riviera in two steps: as they jumped into the lake first and then under water thanks to a submersible camera. This series of bathers illustrates the close relationship between the local population and Lake Geneva when the warm weather sets in. Festival Images presents these photographs in large format on two installations that relate directly to water: a first installation on the scaffolding around the Fontaine du Sauveur, which is being renovated, and a second on Quai Perdonnet at the end of the giant fishing rods designed specially for this project.

For the fountain: Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey
For the fishing rods: Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Stefano Calia, Keenan Rush
A production by Festival Images Vevey in association with the City of Vevey