Where: around the city of Lille, France, and surrounding areas
5 October 2012 – 13 January 2013
Admission: many events are FREE, for others admission varies – PASSES are available (check link below) as well as concessions if you have a TGV ticket
It takes only 1 hr 26 mins to get to Lille from London by Eurostar!
The city of Lille promises to be transformed into a strange place where demons and surreal objects will hover over your heads in installations under the theme ‘Urban Metamorphosis’.
In over 700 events the visitors can expect art exhibitions of various nature: installations, textile, video, theatre and much more in truly fantastic venues – museums, galleries, churches, cafés, train stations as well as outdoor urban space around the city and its surrounding areas.
The opening Parade taking place tomorrow – Saturday 6 October – features a giant creature by the visual artist Nick Cave as well as live music by the city’s philharmonic orchestra, fireworks and other surprises. Visitors are welcome to take part and are encouraged to make and wear their own weird costume.
‘Surrational’, Nick Cave
‘Soundsuit’, Nick Cave-James Prinz
‘La Rambla, an extravagant, illuminated work of art on Rue Faidherbe in Lille. Designed by François Schuiten, a Belgian comic book artist and scenographer, and created by Ricardo Basualdo, this installation measures 200 metres long and 12 metres high and is made up of more than 5,000 LED bulbs, transforming the street into a palace of interwoven lace made of lights’