The Invasion – PT.1 [PARIS, FRANCE] “入侵事件”第一部分[法国,巴黎]

Location: Paris, France (invasion map)2
Designer: Invader1
Project Type: Detail, Urban
Completion Date: 1998-2014
Visited: 09.07.2013
Access: Keep your eyes peeled…they are everywhere!

Walking through the ornate and tree-lined avenues of Paris, something out of the ordinary caught my eye. It seemed familiar but I wasn’t sure why? A mosaic motif, made of small brightly coloured tiles in the form of what looked like an alien positioned discreetly on the wall. I glimpsed at it, curious for a moment, and then carried on by. Within a second it was forgotten…

穿行在熙熙攘攘的巴黎的林荫道下,总有一个东西映入我的眼帘。它看上去那么眼熟,可我却想不起为什么?是一个马赛克图案,一个有许许多多明亮的小瓷砖组成的外星人,小心翼翼的盘踞在墙上。我瞄一眼它,好奇一阵子,然后继续前行,很快把它遗忘在身后……

Paris Space Invader

Paris Space Invader

…until I passed another. And another! By this time I realised they were not just aliens, but space invaders and they were everywhere. These little mosaics quietly invaded the cities’ spaces, mostly unnoticed by passersby.

……直到我经过下一个,再下一个!此时我才明白,它们不是外星人,而是到处都是的“空间侵略者”。这些小小的马赛克静悄悄的守卫着它们占领的城市空间,几乎不被经过的人们发现。

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I came to recognise where they were normally hiding: on the corner of a building, above street signs, above the line of sight, the wall leading to an alleyway or the gable end of a building. As we walked the streets of Paris, we compulsively searched out and photographed the mosaic space invaders, as if we were collecting them in some way.

我逐渐发掘,它们多半藏在了哪里:在建筑的角落,在街道标识的上面,在通向小巷的墙上或是山墙的尽端。在我们旅行走过的巴黎的每一条街道上,我们努力找到它们,用照片给这些“空间侵略者”存档,就好像我们在搜集它们一样。

Paris Space Invader

Intrigued by where they came from, I searched for what they might be online. I was surprised to find the amount of online content about the space invader phenomenon. They even have their own website2. The invasion is a result of a street art project by the incognito artist known only as “Invader”. His invasion projects span over 60 cities in over 30 countries1. The global span of this project in many well-known and well-loved cities has made the “Invasions” so internationally renowned.

因为好奇它们的含义,我开始在网上搜寻它们是什么。让我惊讶的是,网上竟然有如此多关于“空间侵略者”的内容。它们甚至有自己的网站。原来这些“侵入事件”是一个隐姓埋名、绰号“入侵者”的艺术家的街头艺术作品。他的“侵略者军队“分布在三十多个国家的六十多个城市里,这支国际队伍因为占领了许多世界知名且被无数世人喜爱的城市,而使自己在国际上也享有盛名。

Paris Space Invader

So keep you eyes peeled, you never know what you might discover lurking on the walls of the city. Let us know what street art you #discover.

所以在路上睁大你的双眼吧,你永远不会猜到你可能会发现原来城市的墙上都隐藏着什么。如果你有了新的发现,请和我们一起分享吧。

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1) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invader_%28artist%29
2) www.space-invaders.com/

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