This event is part of our Past Programme
Artist collective Fragmentin (Laura Nieder, David Colombini, Marc Dubois) explored the aesthetic and geo-political issues that emanate from network infrastructures. They presented their research and artistic practice dealing with electromagnetic waves, capturing and transforming data into visual or sonic experiences. The trio also performed and broadcasted live an urban walk where they searched for antennas carrying an HF32D instrument: a device that measures radio frequencies and produces sounds according to the intensity of the surrounding electrosmog.
Screen Walks is a new series of live-streamed artist/researcher-led explorations of online spaces and artistic strategies designed to illuminate a thriving – often overlooked – digital cultural scene. A new online collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery, UK and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
Fragmentin is an artist collective based in Lausanne, Switzerland, founded in 2014 and composed by three ECAL (Lausanne University of Art and Design) alumni: Laura Nieder (*1991, Lausanne), David Colombini (*1989, Lausanne) and Marc Dubois (*1985, Basel).
At the crossroads of art and engineering, Fragmentin’s work questions the impact of the digital on everyday life by investigating these technologies' disposition towards control and opacity. Fragmentin's works are often conceived as spaces for discussion on crucial contemporary themes and issues such as climate change.
Through installation, video, interaction and performance, the studio’s artworks demystify complex systems and reveal the tension between emergent technologies and society.
Fragmentin’s work has been exhibited in Switzerland and Internationally including in photography institutions such as C/O (Berlin, DE), Jeu de Paume (Paris, FR) and the Getxophoto festival in Bilbao (Spain). In February 2019, Fragmentin inaugurated his first solo exhibition at the HeK by participating in the exhibition Schweizer Medienkunst with !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Lauren Huret. The three artists have been awarded several prizes: including the Pax Art Award in 2018 at the HeK during Art Basel and the Prix du Rayonnement de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture 2019.
While continuing to exhibit their work in museums and to develop collaborations with galleries, Fragmentin aims to make art and its debates more accessible to the audience and more rooted in the public space, notably by proposing interventions in natural landscapes, urban spaces, inside a church or by creating online experiences.