nuit blanche

UN TITANIC, REPRISE - Nuit Blanche 2018

Edgar Sarin

Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 October 2018

Île Saint-Louis, Paris
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With the support of Emerige.

With the participation of the Cité internationale des arts, the Ecole professionnelle supérieure d’art graphique de la ville de Paris and the Syndicat Patronal des Boulangers-Pâtissiers.

Edgar Sarin and Mateo Revillo have set out to isolate the Ile Saint-Louis in order to transform it into a vast sculpture connected to the city of Paris by way of its bridges.


The heart of the work, Un Titanic, Reprise, is a society made up of more than 300 men and women representing a wide range of professions. Bakers, physicians, anthropologists, children, architects, as well as musicians and bartenders, follow a division of labor, created by the artists, in order to create a group of votive offerings made out of clay, flower petals, salt and straw. These objects are then transported, in a kind of procession, towards the island’s elementary school, over the course of their fabrication on the quays. This complex work evokes a performative system, in which the manufactured objects incorporate a sacred aspect.



Edgar Sarin (France) is in residence at the Cité internationale des arts.

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