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head for dephts

head for dephts

    Toorji Ka Jhalra stepwell, Jodhpur, 2016. It could be something as simple as a flight of steps within a huddle of buildings, or a gateway standing alone in a field with steps that lead mysteriously downwards. They often look too dangerous to explore: the steps are steep and can be slimy with algae. There are no handrails. At the very bottom, which may be as much as 200 feet below ground level, there may be a foetid pool of green water or the local rubbish dump. Some stepwells are used today as communal latrines. It is not somewhere you would want to linger.

Océane Bacher

Océane Bacher

After studying graphic design in France, Océane Bacher graduated with honours at ECAL with a bachelor in graphic design in 2016. This year, she is selected for the Swiss Design Awards. She’s now working in Lausanne, Switzerland and is also co-running AXAXAXA MIXED MEDIA, an artistic collective. While studying at ECAL, she became interested in the various forms of language that graphic design presents This interest is expressed in diverse visual essays she designed and this by playing with the respective roles of text and images and focusing on the part for interpretation.