A very special light show for Nuit Blanche 2018
Monday 8 October 2018
Modified the 08/10/18
Following on from shows by Sophie Calle in 2012, and Cleon Peterson in 2016, the Eiffel Tower is once again taking part in Nuit Blanche. The Eiffel Tower has handed over control of its lighting system to ZEVS, for a show entitled “Eiffel Phoenix: the obscure clarity that falls from the stars”. The light show is programmed as an extension to the Constellation des Invalides, one of the four installations designed especially for Nuit Blanche 2018.
Seeing the Eiffel Tower’s lights fall
From midnight to 7am, Parisian night-owls can find a spot at Trocadéro or the Champs-de-Mars and enjoy an original show from the Eiffel Tower’s lighting and sparkling system. The artist’s aim? “To redistribute time and the Eiffel Tower’s electrical lighting”, between deconstruction and construction, making the Tower’s lights “fall” one by one, in the reverse order from which it was built, before restoring them, floor by floor.
It is an original exclusive show for the monument that symbolizes the City of Light, with a musical accompaniment taken from Iannis Xenakis’ Orient Occident (1960). The deconstruction/restoration of the lights will be repeated several times over the course of the night.
Visuals courtesy of ZEVS
When? The night of 6-7 October, between midnight and 7am
Where? You can see and hear the show from Trocadéro or the Champs-de-Mars
Learn more about la Nuit Blanche 2018