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When art weaves the city

A film by Gilles Coudert


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Year of production: 2020

Duration: 52 min.

Original Version

French & English subtitles


Gilles Coudert’s film, narrated by Charles Berling, stages a dialogue between contemporary creation and heritage on the occasion of Traversées, a cultural event organized in Poitiers, with Korean artist Kimsooja as guest of honor. The story is woven through the notions of links and sharing that can be found in almost all the artworks, installations, performances, choreographies or concerts on display. The artists talk about their works and also shed light on their installation process. The film explores how the heritage of Poitiers and the works themselves come to life as residents and tourists participate in the event, establishing a link between past and present.


With the works of Thomas Ferrand, Subodh Gupta, Jung Marie, Kimsooja, Tadashi Kawamata, Lee Mingwei, Min Tanaka, Achilleas Souras, Rikrit Tiravanija.


Original Music by Xavier Roux.

Additional music by Myriam Boucher, Tomoko Sauvage.


© a.p.r.e.s production / France Télévisions

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Available in DVD


Art contemporain, Patrimoine, Prod (eng)

Achilleas Souras, art contemporain, Gilles Coudert, Jung Marie, Kimsooja, Lee Mingwei, Min Tanaka, Myriam Boucher, patrimoine, Poitiers, Rikrit Tiravanija, Subodh Gupta, Tadashi Kawamata, Thomas Ferrand, Tomoko Sauvage