Javier Tellez, “Letter On The Blind For the Use of Those Who See,” Saint Estache Cathedral. Projected Video.
Felicie D’Estienne D’Orves & Frederic Nogray, “Monolithe et Massage,” Saint Roch Cathedral. Installation and Concert.
Jeremy Blake, “Station to Station”, Englise St.-Paul-St.-Louis. Multichannel Video.
One year, we decided to take a vacation to Paris to check out Nuit Blanche. Nuit Blanche is an all-night arts festival where public spaces including churches and civic buildings serve as unlikely settings for installations and performances. We tried to see as much as we could but it’s impossible to see all the venues. But with jetlag, it wasn’t hard to stay up all night.
Nuit Blanche happens in major cities like St Petersburg, Rome, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Toronto to just name a few. We chose Paris because… well, we love Paris. It was such a fun night and also nice to see so many people out in the streets enjoying all the art & hearing music everywhere.
We’ve been to Paris a couple times and absolutely LOVE everything about the city. We always like staying in the Marais and for this trip, we stayed at Hotel Jeanne d’Arc and was lucky enough to be given their one and only 2 bedroom suite at no extra charge. Lucky us! A wonderful hotel situated in the heart of the Marais. It’s also really close to the most amazing falafels we’ve ever tasted in the heart of the Jewish neighbourhood called, L’As du Falafel. Amazing, believe me! You also can’t go to Paris without stoping by Laduree to fill up one of their georgous boxes with macarons.
Aaahhh… Paris. So beautiful, romantic & inspiring. A perfect combination for a city. Also worth noting, Nuit Blanche is coming to Vancouver for the first time in 2012. Yeah!