Nuit Blanche 2021 

Published on 29 September 2021

Projection mapping by the artist Jean-Julien Pous on Saturday 2 October
on the facade of the Town Hall of the 3rd arrondissement. 


In his book Where Does the Dust Itself Collect, XuBing tells us:

- Body, Bodhi tree; heart, case of the light mirror. Rub again and again, without raising dust. If there was nothing to begin with, where would the dust come from?

Combining Line Oshin’s paintings, Maria Blowers’ animation and Audrey Poujoula’s music, Jean-Julien Pous evokes his deep attachment to his native land (China), the mugginess of summer’s spent there, the smell of flowers and decay exalted by the warmth of the perfumed harbor.The tree, a symbol of longevity and immortality in Hinduism and Buddhism, has an excellent feng shui and comes to life with the crested ibis, the bronze stournes and bats that it shelters.

Projected on the city hall of Paris Centre, its complex network of roots, like thousands of long wrinkled fingers, evoke in a carnal way the complex, painful and interconnected history of a population that counts in billions. In continuity with the surrounding nature of the Square du Temple - Elie Wiesel, it is like an open window on the other side of the mirror: the swan song of a wild nature that we have dried up and that bites us.

From 8pm to 2am

This project is supported by the Fondation Loo & Lou pour l'Art contemporain, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg