WHAT IS A SPACE INVADER ?
A Space Invader is a small mosaic pasted by the artist Franck Slama on the street corners of more than 70 cities around the world.
Franck Slama is a street artist and mosaicistFrench, born in 1969. He was trained at the Beaux Art de Paris.
He began installing his small, unique works ? illegally ? in 1996. There are about 1,430 of them in Paris and more than 3,700 worldwide. They are called "small urban viruses"..
These collages of mosaics represent fictional characters (Spiderman, Mario Kart?) cartoons (Smurfs?) or real characters (Picasso, Serge Gainsbourg, ), animals, funny objects or everyday objects. A little monster is Frank Slama's signature and we find him on many Invaders. He continues to stick them all over the world. It is a street art that differs by the material used (small mosaics of color or black and white).
The place chosen by the artist is not necessarily related to the theme of Space Invaders, even if we find for example Dr House next to the hospital of Pitié Salpêtrière or a small Pablo Picasso not far from the Picasso museum (in the Marais).
Other artists, pseudo-artists or budding artists have been inspired by Franck Slama.
FLASH INVADERS" APPLICATION
It is a free application to download on your mobile (Flashinvaders, A reality game by INVADER).
This Flash Invaders application allows you to scan the Space Invaders spotted on the walls of Paris.
You get a score in number of points. The number of points is different according to the size, the location or the difficulty to find it.
You get a score that will evolve according to the number of Flashes and you will be ranked among all the other players.FLASHEZ EN FAMILLE
If they drag their feet (for the little ones) or have their eyes glued to their cell phones (for the teenagers), challenge them! Find Space Invaders in Paris by walking around and flash them with your mobile application.
They will have their noses in the air and time will seem less long if they are reluctant to go for a walk.
It's a game you get into quickly! And it's all over the world (if you travel with your children).
Beware, not all are real Invaders. Good hunting! THE GUIDED TOUR "WHEN STREET ART TELLS THE HISTORY OF THE MARAIS
The objective of this guided tour is to tell the history of the Marais with the support of Street Art and the Invaders.
It is ideal with the family, from 8 years old. It lasts 1h30 (for a route of about 2km) and is animated by a guide.
- The Bois de Boulogne and 16th district
- GOLD, The golds of Yves Saint Laurent
- LÉON MONET, brother of the artist and collector
- Picasso and Prehistory
- My little operas
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- Wednesday Magic Workshop at the Museum of Magic
- Thoiry Night Race
- The Way of the Squire
- OPUS Concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris
- ANNIVERSARY | Hoverkart initiation and ride
- My birthday at Poppy's (in the 17th district)
- Anniversary | Guided electric scooter ride in Paris
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