I’m giving a lecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. City Sci-Fi: Speculative movie making towards the design of future cities. Forest fiction.
Lutte, my new animation short film, produced by Dok Mobile, gets the support of the Office federal of culture for its development part!
After a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Interactive Design at ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne), Simon de Diesbach co-founded the studio fragmentin.com with which he developed various interactive innovation projects. Motivated by the desire to further his knowledge in storytelling and cinema, he left the studio in 2017 to start a Master’s degree in Film at HSLU D&K (Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst) where he directed Limits, a short experimental animation film selected at the Locarno Film Festival, using 3D laser scanning and motion capture technologies.
Theoretical and practical research on new technological and aesthetic approaches represents a major interest of the artist who exhibits in Switzerland and abroad. Simon de Diesbach is currently working at HSLU D&K as an artistic collaborator on a long-term research project supported by the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation), exploring new ways of accessing the archive of the theoretician Siegfried Kracauer, especially through VR. Simon de Diesbach also regularly gives workshops in animation and design in various art Swiss schools and universities.