by Invader, France 2012, 26'
WRITTEN BY: Invader, Jonathan Levine, Dan Witz, Bruce Boyd, Shepard Fairey, Nouar, Os Gemeos, Martha Cooper, Boris Pompidou, Jetag, Glenn Garvin   EDITING: Invader, Jetag, Raphaël Haddad
SCREENPLAY: Invader   MUSIC: Fly me to the moon, Barth Howard; Frank Sinatra, Warner Music Group
CAMERA: Invader   SOUND: Bastien Pommier, Romain de la Vale
ANIMATION: Merlin Pardo   PRODUCER: Invader
VOICE OVER: Bruno Banon   LANGUAGE: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2014

Invasions: that’s how street artist Invader defines his own work. They’re mosaics, made with tesserae of different sizes to simulate the pixels that form creatures from the videogame Space Invaders, and are placed on buildings in public spaces world-wide. After 15 years of experimentation, Invader decided on another challenge: to invade outer space. In 2012, he produced Space One, a mosaic equipped with a weather balloon, RFID and GPS chips, a video device to record images and a crash-landing safety system. Space One is ready for launch into outer space; earth awaits information recorded by the device’s camera. The launch site is Miami, just south of the Space Coast, where NASA blast-offs occur. The film documents the first artwork site-specific to the stratosphere.

He was born in 1969 in Paris. In the late 1990s, he began the project Invasions which he spread on public spaces across five continents, on the streets of over seventy cities worldwide. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) in San Diego, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in Brazil, Museé Ingres in France, BALTIC in Gateshead/Newcastle and many more.

Selected Filmography
2009 Top Ten 1999 Anonymous

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