If you stay in Paris next week-end, save your Saturday evening, and may be the whole night, to walk around Paris and discover the seventh Wakeful Night.
This year’s edition is mostly dedicated to video and film.
If you choose east Paris, on metro line 14 between Cour Saint-Emilion and Gare de Lyon stations, an editing of space conquest footages by Artavazd Pelechian will make feel like taking off at Bercy railway station :
and in front of Gare de Lyon, you’ll can watch the shooting of a Bollywood Film directed by Shaad Ali:
And if you’re in a romantic mood, go back towards the center, near Bastille, and stop at La maison Rouge 10 bd de la Bastille, to take part in Christian Boltanski’ work les archives du coeur, and have your heartbeat (and your sweetheart’s too ) registered on a CD.
From there, you may go towards Marais and see the Saint Jacques tower in a day and night light, thanks to Gu Dexin :
and though I have no preview of it, I would suggest, if you are walking in this area, to stop at the Museum of Judaism Art, 71 rue du Temple, and see snow falling all night : Gute Nacht by Christian Boltanski, Franck Krawczyk and Jean Kalman.
Many things to see and listen too around Montparnasse and Saint-Germain. For example, if you feel home sick, go to Saint-Germain Church to listen to Patti Smith:
Many places to visit around Gare Saint-Lazare and Champs-Elysées, as Brillant Noise by the British SEMICONDUCTOR, as well as around Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, where Pierrick Sorin might ask you to pose for a family portrait.
More information to plan your night trip on : http://www.paris.fr/portail/Culture/Portal.lut?page_id=6806
And if you’re travelling with kids, there is a special program made for you and them by Paris Mômes, including Nabaz Mob, cour Saint-Emilion, a choir of a hundred of Nabaztags composed by Antoine Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Birgé (starts at 20 PM) :
and crossing the Seine by passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, go up to rue Paul Klee, to watch “la danse de la fontaine émergeante” (the dance of the uprising fountain) :
For more information, you can upload this program on http://www.parismomes.fr/surprises/page_surprises.php?id=43
Let’s hope that weather will be on our side!
Have a great Nuit Blanche , and I’ll be back next week with some pictures and my report.