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A documentary film on the realization of an artwork commissioned by the Space Observatory (CNES) and performed by the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

Oct 22, 2021

Expo 2020 : The Institut Français presents Inner telescope

Friday October 22 - 4 pm - on French Pavilion

Inner Telescope is a documentary film from 2017 directed by Virgile Novarina, on the realization of an artwork commissioned by the Space Observatory (CNES) from the artist Edouardo Kac and performed by Thomas Pesquet in 2016 on board of the ISS space station.

The translation to Arabic and the communication strategy will be prepared by UAEU students (UAEU Pathfinder «Mars colony» program) on the occasion of a workshop project on Expo 2020.

On the occasion of the Space week of the Dubai World Expo, the Institut Français UAE invites you to discover the film Inner Telescope directed by Virgile Novarina with the ambassador of the France Pavilion, Thomas Pesquet.

Created by artist Eduardo Kac to exist in zero gravity and produced aboard the International Space Station by French astronaut Thomas Pesquest, the work Inner Telescope lays the foundations for a new form of art and poetry, freed from the constraints of gravity. The film “Inner telescope, a space work by Eduardo Kac”, takes us on an artistic and scientific journey from the conception of the work in Eduardo Kac’s studio in Chicago to its realization in orbit by Thomas Pesquet, in 400 km from Earth, during the Proxima mission of the European Space Agency.
With Eduardo Kac, Thomas Pesquet, Gérard Azoulay, Hugues Marchal and Thierry Duquesne. Directed by Virgile Novarina. A production of the Space Observatory, the art-science laboratory of CNES, with the help of ESA and the support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.


Friday October 22: 4 p.m. at the French Pavilion
In the presence of the director Virgile Novarina, who will answer all your questions on the themes of space, cinema or art.

The film has been translated into Arabic by ISIT School and events will be offered by UAE University.

Through a series of animations, students from ISIT and UAE University will offer a journey through time and space to imagine life in space.