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Le premier SIG du cinéma ? Le Mystère Andromède / First GIS in Cinema ? The Andromeda Strain

 The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the novel The Andromeda Strain published in 1969 by Michael Crichton. It tells the story of a four-day major American scientific crisis, in a very structured way. Many and various spatial machineries support the narration :  split screen, text…

(Album "Revoir Paris" © François Schuiten et Benoît Peeters)

Exposition temporaire « Revoir Paris » de François Schuiten et Benoît Peeters à la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine/ Temporary exhibition « Revoir Paris » of François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

The temporary exhibition « Revoir Paris » held on 20 November 2014 to 9 March 2015, offers the opportunity to engage a dialog between the work of François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters, cartoonists, writers and screenwriters, with the one of Jules Verne, Robida or Le Corbusier, and, on the other hand, with development projects in Paris and…

The Grand Budapest Hotel : grandeur et décadence d’un grand hôtel d’après Wes Anderson / « The Grand Budapest Hotel » : the rise and fall of a great hotel by Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a comedy-drama written and directed in 2014 by Wes Anderson, and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig.This movie was entirely filmed in Görlitz and other parts of Saxony as well as at Studio Babelsberg. This film tells the story of a grand hotel in Art Deco style, which experienced…

« Village », Séverine Hubard temporary exhibition in Strasbourg

  The French artist Séverine Hubard (born in 1977) present at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS) a temporary exhibition called Village. Work specially made for MAMCS, Village consists of an assembly of 18 « huts », mainly in wood and metal, hung together. This monumental work is eleven meters high. Installed in the…

« La fille de l’horoscope » : une oeuvre surréaliste et « étrange » de Marcel Jean/ « La fille de l’horoscope »: a surrealist and strange work of Marcel Jean

The exhibition « Le Surréalisme et l’objet« , which takes place at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 30 October 2013 to 3 March 2014, reveals, among others, a work by Marcel Jean entitled « La fille de l’horoscope«  from 1970. This is a small model (38.5 x 22 x 15.5 cm), such as larger used in sewing,…

Immortel (ad Vitam) : les espaces d’une dictature à New-York en 2095/ New York dictatorship’s space in 2095

« Immortel (Ad Vitam) » is a French sci-fi movie directed in 2004 by Enki Bilal, designer of world famous comics. It is one of three films directed by Enki Bilal, all directly inspired by his works, the atmosphere that emerges and their imaginary geographies. The stories all take place in a more or less distant future,…

Exposition « Astérix à la BnF » /Exhibition « Astérix at the BnF »

From 16 October 2013 to 19 January 2014,  the exhibition « Astérix at the BnF » holds at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)  in Paris,. This exhibition proposes a wide number of original sketches, videos and many by-products of Asterix’s world. It gives an occasion to pinpoint the use of maps and spatial means in one…