15.09.2013 – 02.03.2014
On the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of Andreï Tarkovsky’s birth, an original and ambitious exhibition is organized at the Maison d’Ailleurs. The set designer Rashid Safiullin will come in person to the museum in order to transform an entire floor into a strange and fascinating Zone. The visitors will, then, only have to immerse themselves in it and become the actors of an exhibition based on a novel (by the Strougatsky brothers), a movie (Tarkovsky’s) and on one of the most horrifying event of the past century (the explosion at Chernobyl).
The exhibition Stalker — Experimenting The Zone offers to stage a journey in a universe where science is confronted to its own boundaries, and the human mind to the unknown. One of this exhibition goals is to recall the public that a Zone is, above all, a place where we confront ourselves – and not only a geographical point to which we refer in abstracto.