Lanceurs d'alerte
Festival

Lanceurs d'alerte

Whistleblowers

From 11 to 29 january 2017

Enter Julian Assange's room, call the secret services, dance all night long on the electronic rythms of the women DJ who emerged after the Arabic Springs: from January 11th to the 29th, La Gaîté Lyrique gives a place to speak to our modern heroes, the whistleblowers.

Heroes or ordinary citizens, the whistleblowers reveal data manipulation, drifts of mass surveillance and appropriations of the common good. They bring back to life the archaic dilemma: the tension between free will and obedience, between respecting the law and the right to transgression. They open a breach in our representations of the world. Anchored in the emergency of reality, they explore the fiction of another possible world. This first festival is dedicated to the exceptionnaly contemporary figure of the whistleblowers, seen through art and new technologies.

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Past events

Screening
Short movies screenings

Short movies screenings

Seen by some of us as a solution to climate change, technology could very probably be the root of the problem. Those three short movies explore the limits and impacts of technology on our environment.

  • Sunday 29 January 2017 at 17h00
Show
Life on Earth

Life on Earth

Valérie Cordy

In our "Brave New World", where the buzzing of drones replaced the humming of bees, can literature still save us?

  • Sunday January 29th at 4PM and 7PM
Concert
Intouchable

Intouchable

Concert-performance by Dorit Chrysler

Dorit Chrysler and her theremin meet Capitaine futur !

  • Sunday Januray 29th 2017 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Meeting
Reading the future in the clouds

Reading the future in the clouds

James Bridle & HeHe

What kind of society will we have tomorrow? The artists James Bridle and HeHe look at the "man made cloud" gathering at the horizon, made of smoke or by a computer.

  • Sunday 29 January 2017 at 15h00
Exhibition
Lanceurs d'alerte

Lanceurs d'alerte

Whistleblowers

Six art installations to see the world through the eyes of a whistleblower

  • Sunday 29 January 2017 at 14h00
  • Saturday 28 January 2017 at 14h00
  • Friday 27 January 2017 at 14h00
Concert
The whistlebowers night

The whistlebowers night

Missy Ness, Deena Abdelwahed, Nur, SkyWalker

For its Whistleblowers Night, La Gaîté Lyrique invites four women DJ who rose on the electro scene thanks to the wave of rebellion lifted by the Arabic Springs and fight for freedom with music.

  • Samedi 28th january from 11:30 PM to 5:30 AM
Screening
A good american

A good american

Friedrich Moser

As often, the alert comes from inside the system itself. A Good American shows the story of William Binney, former employee of the NSA, who, in reaction to the behaviour of its agency, decided to become a whistleblower.

  • Saturday 28 January 2017 at 22h30
Screening
The Yes Men are revolting

The Yes Men are revolting

The Yes Men

  • Saturday 28 January 2017 at 20h00
Show
Chelsea's Wall

Chelsea's Wall

!Mediengruppe Bitnik

!Mediengruppe gives the whistleblower Chelsea Manning a space to express herself by projecting her tweets in the streets of the neighborhood

  • Saturday 28 January 2017 at 18h30
Meeting
Chelsea

Chelsea

Anne Laforet

Who is Chelsea Manning? Veteran of the Iraq war, transgender woman, whistleblower... Hero or criminal? In her performance, Anne Laforet pays tribute to this touching character.

  • Saturday 28 January 2017 at 17h00
Workshop
Yes Lab : creative activism

Yes Lab : creative activism

The Yes Men

A workshop to turn into a real whistleblower and imagine a collective activist action

  • Friday january 27th at 5PM and saturday 28th at 3PM
Meeting
Alert and regimes of truth

Alert and regimes of truth

Konrad Becker, Jérémie Zimmermann, Benjamin Loveluck & !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Internet is at the same time a space of freedom and control, of transparency and opacity, where it's always harder to tell the difference between what is true and what is not. Artists, experts and activists put in question the consequences of whistleblowing and its impact on democracy.

  • Saturday 28 January 2017 at 14h30
Show
The Call-A-Spy Show - Live Call Challenges on Stage

The Call-A-Spy Show - Live Call Challenges on Stage

Peng!

A fake and improvised TV game to discover those who have our lives tapped

  • Thursday January 26th at 7PM and friday 27th at 9PM
Show
No world/FPLL

No world/FPLL

Winter Family

Happy mess made of YouTube videos found on Internet, political speeches and intense dances, No World/FPLL is a corrosive portrait of our permanently connected society

  • Thursday January 26th and friday 27th at 8PM
Show
Asteroid

Asteroid

Valérie Cordy

What memories from Earth would you keep if you flew over it only once in a while? Valérie Cordy uses the asteroid as a metaphor to analyze the processing of news streams.

  • Thursday January 26th at 9PM and friday 27th at 7PM
Meeting
Nights of Ideas

Nights of Ideas

Peng!, Winter Family, The Yes Men & Valérie Cordy

A conference organized by the Institut Français in presence of the artists around the theme of the whistleblowers

  • Thursday 26 January 2017 at 22h00
Screening
Citizenfour

Citizenfour

Laura Poitras

Quand la réalité se fait plus palpitante que la fiction: CITIZENFOUR retrace sous forme de documentaire le moment où Edward Snowden a décidé de sacrifier sa vie pour celle de ses concitoyens.

  • Saturday 14 January 2017 at 18h30
Meeting
"Truth tellers"

"Truth tellers"

Marie-Anne Paveau

Were Cassandra and Edward Snowden fighting for the same cause? Marie-Anne Paveau, expert in language sciences, tells the story of those who were bold enough tell the truth, at the risk of their life.

  • Saturday 14 January 2017 at 17h00