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NUIT BLANCHE (Sleepness Night) 2017 in PARIS

This 3rd edition in which I took part suffered from a much less pleasant weather than the previous one. The initiatives were spread over the centre and north of Paris and perhaps on the whole less "photographic" than before. I only had the opportunity to bring back images of 3 of them...
CHTO DELAT 1  For the anniversary of the revolution of October 1917, the collective CHTO DELAT, created in 2003, presented an exhibition in front of the City Hall,‟dedicated to the century of revolutions‟ and around the question ‟What to do?‟.
CHTO DELAT 1

For the anniversary of the revolution of October 1917, the collective CHTO DELAT, created in 2003, presented an exhibition in front of the City Hall,‟dedicated to the century of revolutions‟ and around the question ‟What to do?‟.

CHTO DELAT 2 Exposure is based on the use of containers
CHTO DELAT 2

Exposure is based on the use of containers

CHTO DELAT 3  One of the strong ideas of the exhibition is the reproduction on the containers of Communards photos shot after the commune and the fact that these portraits were taken in front of the Town Hall that they had set on fire.
CHTO DELAT 3

One of the strong ideas of the exhibition is the reproduction on the containers of Communards photos shot after the commune and the fact that these portraits were taken in front of the Town Hall that they had set on fire.

CHTO DELAT 4 Several containers illustrate revolutionary acts or movements: I let you guess the theme of this one..
CHTO DELAT 4

Several containers illustrate revolutionary acts or movements: I let you guess the theme of this one..

CHTO DELAT 5 The tents presented undoubtedly recall the current situation of homeless people living in Paris and elsewhere: What to do?
CHTO DELAT 5

The tents presented undoubtedly recall the current situation of homeless people living in Paris and elsewhere: What to do?

Marée des Lettres1 ‟Invisible Playground Network‟ proposed to the Parisians to compose sentences along the banks of the Seine. Citizens come together to make decisions and express themselves in the public sphere.
Marée des Lettres1

‟Invisible Playground Network‟ proposed to the Parisians to compose sentences along the banks of the Seine. Citizens come together to make decisions and express themselves in the public sphere.

Marées des Lettres2  ‟Invisible Playground Network‟: The giant letters are moved one by one by trolleys...
Marées des Lettres2

‟Invisible Playground Network‟: The giant letters are moved one by one by trolleys...

Marées de Lettres3 ‟Invisible Playground Network‟: Perhaps to allow the public to wait while the game was being played... a brass band animated the space with talent! Unfortunately, I don't have their name but thank you to them...
Marées de Lettres3

‟Invisible Playground Network‟: Perhaps to allow the public to wait while the game was being played... a brass band animated the space with talent! Unfortunately, I don't have their name but thank you to them...

Marée des Lettres4 ‟Invisible Playground Network‟: It was possible to play on the other side of the river Seine
Marée des Lettres4

‟Invisible Playground Network‟: It was possible to play on the other side of the river Seine

Marée des lettres5 ‟Invisible Playground Network‟: inversion of letters ICI (HERE)
Marée des lettres5

‟Invisible Playground Network‟: inversion of letters ICI (HERE)

1001 danses  A performance by Olivier DUBOIS with the Mozart Conservatory, La Maison des Pratiques Artistiques, and the Place (HIP HOP cultural centre) which took place under the Canopée des Halles.
1001 danses

A performance by Olivier DUBOIS with the Mozart Conservatory, La Maison des Pratiques Artistiques, and the Place (HIP HOP cultural centre) which took place under the Canopée des Halles.

1001 danses 2 A scene hosted dancers in the heart of the forum
1001 danses 2

A scene hosted dancers in the heart of the forum

1001 danses 3 Groups were performing in turn around the Canopy under the Canopy.
1001 danses 3

Groups were performing in turn around the Canopy under the Canopy.

101 danses 4 ‟Silver‟portraits of show participants n°1
101 danses 4

‟Silver‟portraits of show participants n°1

1001 danses 5 Silver ‟portraits of show participants N°2
1001 danses 5

Silver ‟portraits of show participants N°2