France in Shanghaï

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Hyper Carrefour in Shanghaï

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The Alps, the « Côte d’Azur », the Mediterranean, Paris with its Eiffel Tower, the Sacred Heart basilica, the banks of the Seine, the Louvre, Provincial towns with typical bakery and a travel agency boasting the assets of France, from Lyon and its famous Festival of Lights…All these scenes of life, painted on 5 000m2 of 3 facades of an hypermarket Carrefour, invite the Chinese to come and visit our country… When night falls, 120 projectors bathe in lights these mural paintings conceived and realized by « CitéCréation ».

Ultimate photo of « DERNIERS SOUFFLES » (Last breaths) in lights : December 2004, Lyon 7th, during 5 nights preceding the demolition of a bar of building HLM of SACVL, thru all the windows facing the city (2 400m2), we installed an ephemeral urban concept design, very spectacular… with an amber colored light, crescendo and decrescendo from near black to fire orange, to cadence the ultimate respirations of this old building on the verge to disappear…

Project owner : Carrefour China, SACVL Lyon

Artistic direction / Scenario / Creation : CitéCréation / Project manager Gilbert Coudène

Speakers : In the 7th borough of Lyon, technical installation by Jean Philippe Corlin / de Facto