From 13 September 2019 to 26 January 2020
Archives, Assemblages & Amusements
On the occasion of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne’s 50th anniversary, ArtLab celebrates the campus and its history with two exhibitions: the Infinity Room projects, both honoring the scientific spirit of ideas without bounds.
Infinity Room 2 reveals elements of the rich history manifest in the school’s various archives, records and assemblages, through eight installations:
- Open Science
- Archive of Modern Construction
- Alain Herzog Archive
- Campus Chronicles
- Archival Constellations
- Balélec Nights
- Shadows of Drones
Researchers today know that archival records only present us with a partial account, just a small fragment of total history defined as much by lacunae as by content. While the making of EPFL’s history is still in its infancy, the numerous ways that its archive can be reassembled, mined and experienced is proliferating. Paradigm-changing technologies such as machine learning, computer vision and novel visualizations will continue to engage EPFL researchers across the campus for the years to come.