Rock me Baby
13.11.2020 – 24.10.2021
“Rock me Baby” is an exhibition that takes a closer look at the typewriter, a former industrial flagship of Northern Vaud, through visual arts, history and industry, popular culture and collective memory. The Contemporary Arts Centre, the Museum of Yverdon and its region, the Maison d’Ailleurs, as well as Yverdon-les-Bains’ public and school library are hosting, from October 10, 2020, this multidisciplinary and collaborative project combining regional history and contemporary creation.
It is at the heart of the Jules Verne Space that “Rock me Baby” examines the relationship between the typewriter and popular culture, from cinema to video games to science fiction literature. The tour addresses the technological utopias of the 20th century, from pulp magazines to the most astonishing prototypes from the manufacturers of Sainte-Croix and Yverdon-les-Bains. The exhibition also includes an interactive installation by the designer Lucile Burnier, as well as an original module by the association Carré-Bossu allowing visitors to discover a selection of cinematographic and advertising excerpts related to the typewriter.
|Press kit (in French)|