Jean Otth


Jean Otth was a pioneer of video art in Switzerland. He began exploring the visual potential of new technologies as early as the late sixties. He experimented with slides as projected, dematerialised images, television and its language, and the experimental, shifting nature of video.

Entitled Spaces of Projection, the current show at the MCBA offers an overview of nearly fifty years of his artmaking, including all mediums. It is intended to allow visitors to understand and admire both the depth and diversity of a body of work that is “centered on the dialectic tension between representation and nonrepresentation, visibility and obliteration, presence and absence, in an endlessly renegotiated balance on the shifting line that marks the limit”. 

Where: MCBA Lausanne
When: until 12.09.2021