Le Pont des échanges
Nuit Blanche 2018
Pont ALEXANDRE III
At the heart of the Invalides Constellation and the Super Kilomètre, created by Gaël Charbau, Artistic Director of this year’s Nuit Blanche, Thanks for Nothing will be on the Pont Alexandre III, exceptionally reserved for pedestrians for the occasion.
In the spirit of Thanks for Nothing’s previous projects, Le Pont des échanges creates a dialogue between the art world and civil associations.
From 7pm to 2am, Thanks for Nothing has created an exceptional programme with performances, readings and screenings for the visitors of Nuit Blanche.
Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Julien Derouault and the Théâtre du Corps will present an exceptional performance of their next creation Lorenzaccio, to discover at Salle Pleyel from February 1 to 10, 2019.
8 contemporary artists – Wael Alkak, Uriel Barthélémi, Alex Cecchetti, Valérie Mréjen, Melik Ohanian, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Laure Prouvost and Noé Soulier – will present works created especially for this occasion.
In parallel, Thanks for Nothing invites 5 NGOs that work towards the integration of underprivileged communities through access to culture: Fondation Abbé Pierre, agency of artists in exile, Libraries Without Borders, Cultures du cœur et Music Fund.
Thanks for Nothing also organizes a giant collection of cultural objects on the Pont Alexandre III. A list of material needs for activities and workshops organized by the NGOs has been established: books, textbooks, crayons, different pens, musical instruments, and more. Visitors of Nuit Blanche are called upon to participate in solidarity and make a donation of these objects. The programme and performances are immaterial acknowledgements for participating in the collection.
Le Pont des échanges is designed by architects and scenographers Jasmin Oezcebi and Franck Vinsot. The project is a nod to inhabited bridges, a contemporary translation of the historic Pont au Change. Spatially, the modules housing the associations are arranged on the Pont Alexandre III, creating visually and symbolically the link between the projects, artists and the visitors between the two banks of the Seine.