PHYSICS – by Caroline Corbasson


Event details

Date 06.05.2022 29.05.202211:0018:00  
Speaker Artiste: Caroline Corbasson
Category Exhibitions
Event Language French, English
From May 6 to 29, the artist Caroline Corbasson unveils PHYSICS, a short film shot between EPFL and UNIL that features students torn between the objectivity of the sciences they study and the power of the emotions that young people in particular experience.

At the invitation of the EPFL CDH Artist-in-Residence Program 2021 with the Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST), directed by Jérôme Baudry, French artist Caroline Corbasson explores science and students’ life on campus in a short film focusing on human relationships.
  • PHYSICS – by Caroline Corbasson
    To be seen from 6 to 29 May, 2022
    EPFL Pavilions, Pavilion A

PHYSICS is a visual tale in five tableaux, which present a palette of human relationships. Shot at EPFL and at the University of Lausanne, PHYSICS features students torn between the objectivity of the sciences they are studying, and the power of the emotions that youth in particular experience.
PHYSICS is a fascinating and evocative exploration, in which Corbasson offers her sophisticated perspective on the atmosphere of the EPFL campus. She reveals the mysterious and intimate aspects of the relationships that inhabit and characterize it, while making visible the power and presence of its natural surroundings. It is a story that narrates, beyond human relations, the complex perception that individuals have of their own environment – between rationality and fascination.

Caroline Corbasson:
Corbasson’s work explores how the observation of space and the development of astronomical tools have led to a rupture between immediate perception – that of the average individual – and that of scientists, of our place in the universe. Her drawings, sculptures, and videos meticulously scrutinize this expanse. Connecting the infinitely large – the evolution of which goes back to an ante-cultural period – with the depth of the infinitely small, made perceptible through the tools of science, her drawings, sculptures and videos meticulously scrutinize the domain of the visible.

Following a Bachelor of Fine Arts at St Martins School, London, Corbasson graduated from l’ENSBA Paris with Honors in 2013. Her work has been presented in France and internationally in many institutions such as Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (UK), Songwon Art Center, Seoul (KR), Musée Des Arts et Métiers, Paris (FR), CRAC, Sète (FR), La Panacée MOCO, Montpellier (FR), FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte D’azur, Marseille (FR). In 2017, she directed her first short film, set at Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile, with the support of the CNRS and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. In 2018 she was selected for an artist residency at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. Her first monographic book, Sidereal, was published by Monteverita Publishing in 2017, and her second, Looking for you, by Visions Particulières Press in 2019.
> Caroline Corbasson website