London: Space Invader – Wave 18

Invader LDN 2016

French artist Space Invader has just returned to London since 2013 for a 18th wave of invasion. As part of an art commission for the London Games Festival organised by Film London, 12 new artworks have appeared on iconic buildings and streets.

As always location is key, and to celebrate spring, brand new CCTV flowers have popped up across the city, including a union jack one next to the British Film Institute surrounded by four other video cameras .

London Invasion 2016 - Wave 18
London Invasion 2016 - Wave 18

A pixelated cheeky prince with crown and 3D glasses is flying high above the Prince Charles Cinema in the West End , while the Arts Building in Finsbury Park is adorned with a paint brush waiving invader mosaic.

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Wandering through the Museum of London, visitors can enjoy two new invaders with bowler hats and umbrellas watching each other.

London Invasion 2016 - Wave 18

And before looking for the remaining invaders, enjoy a cup of tea in Shoreditch…

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Paris : Tracés Directs video screening


A chalkboard in the main entrance of Parisian institution Palais de Tokyo certainly didn’t go unnoticed with French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat. During few months and without authorisation both artists have invited writers to perform and create ephemeral art using chalk and water. The installation “Tracés Directs” has been secretly filmed and will be shown during la Nuit Blanche on 5 October at  O’Connells.

Participating Artists: Philippe Baudelocque, Wxyz, Alëxone, Smo, L’Outsider, Sowat, Babs, Skki, Jay one, Tcheko, Apôtre, Kan, Seb174, Sambre, Nassyo, Popay, Spé, Fléo, Lek, Dem189, Swiz and Jacques Villeglé (in order of appearance).




Jacques Villegle

The film will be screened at O’Connells , 142 rue Oberkampf 75011 Paris
Tracés Directs on  5 October from 19:00

Pics by Butterfly and Sowat