WHAT IS A SPACE INVADER?
A Space Invader is a small mosaic by the artist Franck Slama on street corners of more than 70 cities around the world.
Franck Slama is a street artist and mosaicist.He was born in 1969 in France and trained at the Beaux-Arts in 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 mosaic collages represent fictional characters (Spiderman, Mario Kart...), cartoon characters (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.
THE " FLASH INVADERS " APPLICATION
It's 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 depending on size, location or difficulty in finding it.
You'll get a score that increases with the number of Flashes you play, and you'll be ranked among all the other players. FLASH WITH YOUR FAMILY
If they're dragging their feet (for the little ones) or have their eyes glued to their laptops (for teenagers), challenge them! Find Space Invaders in Paris as you walk around and flash them with your mobile app.
They will have their noses up and time will seem shorter 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).
Be careful, not all of them are real Invaders. Good hunting! THE GUIDED TOUR "WHEN STREET ART TELLS THE HISTORY OF THE MARAIS
The aim of this guided tour is to tell the story 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 led by a guide.
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