Installation / Vagabondes
The Cité invites the duo of designer Sophie Larger and landscape artist Stéphanie Buttier to revisit their Vagabonds installation, with a cross-cultural view between Paris and Tallinn. Made from rattan and colorful woven rope, this installation will unfurl from the entrance of the building through to the Atrium, creating an imaginary natural invasion inspired by the Estonian underbrush, and offering a sensory experience that fosters dialogue and the juxtaposition of opposites: mineral with botanical, organization with chaos, planning with chance.
Carte blanche for Salto Architects
A trampoline/highway, a pop-up theater made from black straw…Estonian architecture studio Salto Architects is known for projects of a hybrid nature, somewhere between architecture, landscapes, and artistic installations. Architects Maarja Kask and Ralf Lõoke from Salto Architects, and artist Neeme Külm, will take part in Loov Kultuur with their installation Heat Wave. From December 8, 2017 through January 21, 2018, Heat Wave will accompany visitors wandering along the Quai at the Cité, warming them and waking them up to the urgency of our ecological situation.
Street art / (R)estart Reality, Edward von Lõngus
Mysterious Estonian street artist Edward von Lõngus lands in Paris as part of the European (R)estart Reality tour. After Brussels, Rome, and Helsinki, the Quai at the Cité will host a gallery of characters created by von Lõngus. Inspired by Estonian folklore, his century-old characters travel through time and come to life through augmented reality, under the curious gaze of visitors. Using a smartphone or tablet screen, they reveal their crazy stories full of humor and references to internet culture and Estonian history.
Installation An igloo sauna
They don’t mess around with the ritual of sauna in Estonia! To introduce this tradition to Parisians, manufacturer Iglusaun will exhibit Igloo, a sauna that is unique in its Nordic shape, perfect for clearing your mind under the Baltic skies. Made from spruce wood on the outside and aspen on the inside, Igloo is the result of work done with love and devotion, venerable knowledge passed from one generation to the next, and artisanal craftsmanship that leaves its mark on each sauna made.