REPORTAGE Starting this Thursday, La Villette presents three major installations to light up the holidays

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<p> The From the Light Flow installation by group F. – <em class = G. Novello

  • Parc de La Villette will host three light installations for Christmas, two of which are large, a first.
  • “This project was designed to use the park as a place of presentation and as a venue for in situ projects”, specifies Inès Geoffroy, Exhibitions project manager.
  • The first visitors fell under the spell of these illuminations .

A snake waves on one of the innumerable cylinders placed in the park of the Triangle de la Villette. This reptile is part of the From the light show installationof Groupe F, one of the three illuminations that La Villette deploys from December 2 to January 2. & ldquo; & nbsp; The idea is to be able to offer the public an experience for the end of year celebrations, a convivial, family moment, explains In & egrave; s Geoffroy, project manager exhibitions. This is also the first time that the Park has deployed such large light installations, what is more Christmas time.

This project was originally & rsquo; thought; for the last year, with the will; to react to & agrave; pandemic, to use the park as a place of presentation and as a site for in situ projects, specifies In & egrave; s Geoffroy. But due to the coronavirus, the project could not be mounted. than this year.

Nature and architecture

The three installations unite through the link between architecture and nature. & ldquo; Both highlight the park & ​​rsquo; special architecture, but also its large green spaces & nbsp; & rdquo;, says the project manager. This must & ldquo; bring a specific audience who would come to see these artistic projects and at the same time, offer something different to the users who pass through the park regularly.

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<p> Constellation on the Ourq canal by 1024 architecture. – G. Novello </p>
<p>This is the case for Joseph, a 60-year-old local resident who comes & lquo; & ldquo; & ldquo; run at least once a week along the Canal de l & rsquo; Ourcq & nbsp; & raquo ;. Perch & oacute; on the footbridge that spans the canal, he photographs the installation <em> 1024 </em>of Constellation, which reproduces thanks to & agrave; a skillful play of lights a & ldquo; & nbsp; Milky Way of & nbsp; & rsquo; imaginary stars & rsquo; & rsquo ;. & ldquo; & ldquo; It & rsquo; s really impressive, he testifies. & Ccedil; reminded me of the fish that fishermen sometimes come out of the canal. & Nbsp; & raquo; Not all & agrave; fits in with the description of the facility, but regardless, it will send the photos to the residents of Pantin & rsquo; Facebook group to & ldquo; & nbsp; urge them & rsquo; come & nbsp; & raquo ;. </p>
<p> In front & nbsp; <em> From the light show </em>, Cicie, 38, fell in love with an installation & ldquo; & ldquo; & ldquo; very poetic, with a twist. soothing that sticks well & agrave; the environment & rsquo ;. St & eacute; phen, 45, who walks with her, greets this & ldquo; & ldquo; large surface of light. We bathe in it without it being too aggressive. & Nbsp; & raquo; In any case, Joseph is already thinking; & agrave; come back & ldquo; & nbsp; because with a luminosity & eacute; different, & this may change the result & nbsp; & rdquo ;. As & agrave; In & egrave; s Geoffroy, she is already thinking; & agrave; afterwards. & ldquo; & ldquo; The goal is to develop these artistic collaborations & agrave; to come, until the Olympics in particular & nbsp; & raquo;, she explains. Success should be there. </p>
<p> <strong> Prevent the Covid-19 from spoiling the party </strong> </p>
<p> As the facilities are outdoors, a priori, the risk of Covid-19 contamination is limited. Nevertheless, La Villette is doing everything to avoid a bad surprise. “We apply all sanitary measures, reassures Inès Geoffroy. The first large installation, although outside, is in an enclosed course. From that point on, the health pass is required with entry control. “</p>
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