Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche

October 3, 2015

EXO, Julie Rousse and Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves

On the occasion of this “Nuit Blanche” late night opening, the two artists invite audiences to look up the sky, as they combine laser lights projected towards hundreds of celestial objects with an electroacoustic piece. Like a disc pickup head, the traces of light read the map of the sky and express these astrophysical data as sound. The lasers perform a type of spatiotemporal archaeology, looking back in time, aiming at close stars as “deep sky “objects whose light was emitted more than 13 billion years ago. This means we can see astrophysical phenomena that were still visible in the 18th century, but can no longer be seen because of atmospheric and visual pollution. An extraordinary experience!

More information : Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves Website / Julie Rousse Website

From 8:30 p.m
Free entrance

Parsec, Joris Strijbos and Daan Johan (Macular collective)

Like a creature from Science Fiction lodged in a half-lit tunnel in the Petite Ceinture railway, the Parsec of Dutch artists Joris Strijbos and Daan Johan (collectif Macular) explores interactions between light, movement and sound in a hypnotic and disturbing choreography. Set in motion using algorithms and retroactive loops, this kinetic installation equipped with 16 robotic arms inspires viewers to question the increasingly tenuous dividing line between the organic and the mechanical.

From 7 p.m
Free entrance

More information :

With SHAPE Platform and Creative Europe, the European Union programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Picture: Parsec © Ed Jansen