The Nuit Blanche is a huge art-event which the city of Paris organizes each year. The whole night through, from 7pm to 7am, everyone is invited to discover events throughout the city and to follow a parcour connecting the different events in all parts of paris. Thousands of parisians came to the streets, and also the Paris mayor herself was expected to visit and shake hands. (Nuit Blanche de Paris)
And I was invited to install Dispatchwork in the 13th arrondissment, where I met a wall, which could hold three big patches easily. So in the course of the next three days me and helpers erected these patches within the parcour of nuit blanche in rue Chevalret. Each of these three patches took us around 9 hours to set up, and us working basically from dusk till dawn.
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After the first patch I realized that I wouldn't be able to live up to the full potential of these walls, so I sougt help from my cousins and some inspired passersby. A friend of mine works in the Collège Guy Moquet de Gennevilliers and I didn't need to convince her much to drop by with her 24 students to help me fix up the walls.
We kept this second patch in a greenish/blueish tone. It weights something around 15 kg and is held inside the wall only by pressurepoints set around its outlines.
Thanks so much to all the people on and behind the scene, for this exciting opportunity and the great sunny days spent there working. Thanks precisely to Jonathan, Jeremy, Marie, Soizic, Vincent who were there everyday for me, and of course to the entire Team of Nuit Blanche. Also big thanks to the Lego Company who generously supplied us with the needed Bricks! (And in case you wondered: Yes, I got to shake hands with the mayor)
As for the third big patch, which I think turned out great as well, I will let you discover it without further introduction.
Copyright VG-Bild / Jan Vormann - Nuit Blanche de Paris 2014
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