Sami Korhonen

Sami Korhonen

White night in Paris

Once a year the city of Paris organizes an event called La Nuit Blanche (white night). It is an art event that embraces the whole city by bringing art to the streets and public places. The different shows, installations and events are scattered around the city so that there is something everywhere. They even propose a tour you can make to get to see as much as possible. However, to complete that tour takes REALLY long time and that is why the whole night is dedicated to this event.

I, on the other hand, can not take that much art in at once, but I need to digest what I see and experience. And sometimes it can make me feel a bit anxious to try to see everything there is, so this time I chose some specific shows I wanted to see and decided to be happy with just them.

The light from the lamp (the yellow thing) on the foreground illuminated the two wacky statues that threw shadows on the wall behind them. And the shadows were dancing around but the statues were still.
The light from the lamp (the yellow thing) on the foreground illuminated the two wacky statues that threw shadows on the wall behind them. And the shadows were dancing around but the statues were standing still.
constantly changing street art was projected to the wall under the bridge.
constantly changing street art was projected on the wall under the bridge.

One of the most impressive offerings of the Nuit Blanche was this light installation of a French-Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena under the gare d’Austerlitz. This visual and sound installation was designed specifically to emphasize the internal structure of this unusual place; the construction site of a new railway station. This 500 meters long underground space makes it feel like you are within the visual FX.

Permanent art piece: La cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Permanent art piece: La cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Is this art? or just a lone, random, half burned fruit stand in front of a clothing store?
Is this art? Or just a lone, random, half burned fruit stand in front of a clothing store?
Big Bang Experiment by Juan Aramburu. www.bigbangexperiment.net
Big Bang Experiment by Juan Aramburu.
www.bigbangexperiment.net

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