Giona Mottura


LabElysée is the museum’s new space dedicated to digital culture. A living laboratory at the heart of the museum, LabElysée questions the way that a cultural institution dedicated to photography plays with new technologies. At a time when Internet has become a creative tool, LabElysée invites the visitor, to the museum and online, to follow and contribute to the development of the photography museum of the future.


  • LabElysée is a living laboratory where the visitor can live and experience the digital world at the heart of the museum.
  • LabElysée is both physical and virtual.
  • LabElysée is flexible, versatile, modular and reactive.
  • LabElysée tests and questions the changes brought about by the digitization of society.
  • LabElysée is a catalyst for encounters.
  • LabElysée highlights the innovative projects sponsored by the museum.
  • LabElysée encourages the visitor to view photography with a critical eye.
  • LabElysée invites the visitor to shape the museum of the future.


October 17, 2018 - May 5, 2019

From October 2018 to May 2019, INT is in residence at the Musée de l'Elysée to develop a sound narrative device driven by eye movement. Unlike a traditional audioguide, the system aims to provide information about the work and its context based on what the visitor is watching.

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Carte blanche #1 - Aurélie Pétrel – Hexagone 18

May 30 - September 23, 2018

Hexagone18 is the fruit of a carte blanche granted to the French artist and photographer Aurélie Pétrel. As part of this project, it is taking possession of the LabElysée by installing an immersive hexagonal structure.

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Interaction #1 - #ceciestimportant

September 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018

What is the most important image on your smartphone?

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LabElysée benefits from the generous support of the Fondation BNP Paribas, the Loterie Romande and the Canton of Vaud.

Launch of LabElysée

On the occasion of the Nuit des musées 2017, the Musée de l’Elysée is inaugurating LabElysée, an experimental space devoted to digital culture.

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