Program 2016

ECAL/Marvin Leuvrey

France (1992)



The installation offers a fantasy-like narrative by immersing into Lake Geneva images of fragmented bathers. Leuvrey combines photography with visual research by applying soil, sand and trash collected from the lakeside onto the negatives and trying out various experiments with acetone, paint and oil. He also integrates water into his work by using the lake as a developing bath. By inviting visitors to tread on the images exhibited on platforms along the waterfront, the installation which starts off on Quai Maria Belgia prolongs the experimental process that Leuvrey uses on his photographs.

Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Margaux De Giovannini, Maki Nakaya-Sommet, Mélanie Zufferey