How might the city’s facades and surfaces be brought to life in the dark of night? What might happen to the vibe of the city when draped with a new layer of storytelling in the guise of light and pictures? In Safari Urbain STHLM, art steps out into the life on the street, painting stories on facades: a kind of mortal graffiti, like short-lived souvenirs for passers-by, an art that disappears without leaving a trace.


Safari Urbain is a series of portraits projected onto the facades of buildings in Paris, Montreal and Orlando. On the 25–26 of november 2016 the urban safari took place in Stockholm. Visual artist Julien Nonnon want to question our behaviours and patterns through street art, moving installations, digital creation and video-mapping. Fleeting works of art that deserves to be seen up close. In the night, in the moment.


With this project, Smart Kreativ Stad highlighted Stockholm as a city, and gave its inhabitants the opportunity to view the city’s surfaces and architecture in a new light, while bolstering its power of attraction internationally as an inventive and innovative city. The project was all about the interaction between works of art, architecture and the surrounding cityscape. The projections exposed and confirmed the material nature of the projection surface, its irregularities, imperfections and beauty. In the light, the city became a space full of potential and unusual encounters.


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Safari Urbain STHLM by Julien Nonnon is one of the case studies by Smart Kreativ Stad / Film Capital Stockholm. Photo Rickard Molin
The City Hall visited by a fashionable tiger. Art by Julien Nonnon. Photo by: Jann Lipka.