The annual festival of the BNF has this year a special flavor. For the third edition, the national Library of France to inaugurate the weekend by paying tribute to Our Lady, was devastated by a fire last April 15. An evening to “celebrate the traces and multiple expressions of the imagination inspired by the cathedral over the centuries”.
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The different tables will be projected on the towers of the Bnf thanks to a system of trucks equipped with video projector designed by the Workshop Athem. Workshop ATHEM Two hours of projection
The inaugural evening will take the form of a tribute to Notre-Dame de Paris, around the work of Victor Hugo, and the whole of the manuscripts is retained by the Library. Highlight of the show, a “video mapping” made from the iconography of the BNF on the cathedral. The screening will take place from 22h to midnight.
Photos, facades, engravings, tapestries, architectural studies, extracts from the original manuscript of Victor Hugo… The scenography has been conceived from two dozen works selected within the archives of the BNF referring to the cathedral. The BNF retains a rich iconography in connection with Our Lady: representations of the cathedral in the illuminated manuscripts of the Sixteenth century, prints and drawings from the Fifteenth century to today, the photographs of Henri Le Secq or Eugene Atget in the Nineteenth century up to the recordings of recitals of the Great Organ of Notre-Dame de Paris or the film that Éric Rohmer, was provided in 1969.
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The different tables will be projected on the towers of the BNF thanks to a system of trucks equipped with video projectors, designed by the Workshop Athem. The company, which had carried out the visual spectacle projected onto the Arc de Triomphe for New Year by 2019.
NEW YEAR 2019 – Arc de triomphe from WORKSHOP ATHEM on Vimeo.