Le Troisième Paradis – Nuit Blanche 2019

Saturday October 5, 2019


Le Troisième Paradis – Nuit Blanche 2019

Samedi 5 octobre 2019


Invited by and in co-production with the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie Thanks for Nothing organized a collaborative, artistic and engaged project that brought together art and environmental issues taking over the entire space of the institution. This project brought together more than 15,000 participants.


1º Artistic program

A cycle of performances, projections and workshops was conceived in collaboration with international artists.

Michelangelo Pistoletto was present for two exceptional performances. At 7:30 pm, he launched the night’s programme with the “Walking Sculpture” performance. At 9pm, the public was invited to participate in a giant rendition of the “Third Paradise” performance.

For each participant in this performance, Thanks for Nothing planted a tree in collaboration with le Parti Poétique.

After workshops in more than 28 locations worldwide, become part of building the “Museo Aero Solar” based on the concept of Tomás Saraceno with Alberto Pesavento. Starting at 7:30 pm, the workshop consisted in bringing together used plastic objects that spread out and evolve in the Main Hall of the Cité.

Thanks for Nothing also presented a program of artists’ films
that address environmental issues with:

  • Hicham Berrada – Galerie kamel mennour
  • Alex Cecchetti
  • Ali Cherri – Galerie Imane Farès
  • Laurent Grasso – Galerie Perrotin
  • Louise Hervé et Chloé Maillet – Galerie Marcelle Alix
  • Kapwani Kiwanga – Galerie Jérôme Poggi
  • Angelika Markul – Galería Albarrán Bourdais
  • Ariane Michel – with the support of the Fondation Tara Océan
  • Laure Prouvost – Galerie Nathalie Obadia

In the Planetarium of the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Thanks for Nothing gave Carte Blanche to the author Boris Bergmann who presented “Grain de ciel” in dialogue with the projection of scientific films.

2º Environmental association programming

In parallel, Thanks for Nothing invited NGOs that work on the preservation of the environment and the integration of disadvantaged communities into society.

Le Parti Poétique presented “La Forêt en mouvement”, a forest of more than 200 trees that the public was invited to wander in, with the support of Maison Ruinart.

La Cloche, with its program the Clochettes, allows homeless people to renew social links thanks to the contact with nature and the environment.

La TIMMY hosts, guides, defends and accompanies foreign lone minors and young adults, especially those in the process of appeal.

To support them, members of the public were invited to act in solidarity by engaging with the different NGOs.

And also!

On the parvis of the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Devialet presented “Effondrement”, an immersive acoustic experience developed by the director Luc Jacquet to raise awareness on the melting of polar glaciers.

After dark, everyone could joined us for DJ sets by YOU MAN and Sacrifice Seul. Also, le Perchoir installed an ephemeral bar for the duration of Nuit Blanche.