Program 2016

Xu Yong

China (1954)



These images were taken by Xu Yong during the protests in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989 and kept secret until now by the Chinese photographer. A unique account of a movement that was violently repressed by the regime, Xu Yong’s images are displayed in negative, thereby forcing visitors to decipher them, immerse themselves in that historical moment and bypass censorship. Visitors will be able to use a colour-inversion tool available in the settings of their smartphones to see the pictures in their actual colours.

Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey
The photographs of this series are taken form the book
Negatives, edited by New Century Media & Consulting Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong) in 2014

Smartphone settings  :
Iphone : Settings > General > Accessibility > Invert Colours
Sony : Settings > Accessibility > Color inversion
Samsung : Settings > My Device > Accessibility > Negatives colors