World-renowned French artist Invader has just completed his 79th invasion on the island of Djerba, in Tunisia.
Invader’s work is modelled on the crude pixellation of the 1970s-1980s 8-bit video games. His distinctive creations can be seen in many highly visible locations in 79 cities around the world and to date invader has installed an impressive 3,858 art pieces!
“My latest project was not about invading a city but a whole island. The island of Djerba in Tunisia is well known for its sandy beaches, white dome-shaped roofing houses, date palm trees, pink flamingos but also locations of the first Star Wars movie… ” Invader website -News
Invader was inspired by the sandy beaches, the intense sun, the beautiful blue sky and sea on his adventures in Djerba.
To celebrate the release of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie, Invader took it up a level and placed new mosaics in locations where the original films were shot. The mosaic artworks include a pixelated Obi-Wan Kenobi installed onto the Jedi’s house from the 1977 film.
“In 1976 G. Lucas went to Djerba to shoot two scenes of the first Star Wars movie. One of them was the house of Obi-Wan Kenobi. I found back the actual house and did this tribute on it. #obiwankenobi#starwars#Djerba#DJBA39 / Star Wars: A new hope / Original despecialized version 32’ 14“” Invaderwashere (Instagram)
Invader also placed a Stormtrooper in the location where Luke and Obi-wan first met Han Solo and Chewbacca!
“This is the actual house where the Star Wars scene with the bar full of aliens was shot in 1976. Obi-wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker who are chased by some troopers meet Han Solo and Chewbacca for the first time there. One of the best scene of the movie imho! A new hope 43’ 39’’” Invaderwashere (Instagram)
The force was most definitely strong as Invader scales up his mosaics and creates a huge 1981 imperial walker…
The 79th city invasion of Djerba adds 58 new mosaics and 2,610 Points to the total score of his smartphone app ‘Flash Invaders’. Fans accumulate points by shooting photographs of his work, submit pictures to Invader’s website and receive points for the photos.
Photo Credit Invader