Machines à bulles

Digital Exhibition from November 4 to December 17

Alliance Française Library, Oud Metha

Echoing the Year of the Comic Strips, we invite you to celebrate the 9th Art: French comics, classic or contemporary and  experience new forms of reading & immersion through a surprising digital exhibition. Come dive into the magical world of "Machines à Bulles", an exhibition to explore digital art and question our relationship to comic books!


16 artworks are available in French & 9 in English. 


This exhibition is co-organized with

On tablets, on consoles or in augmented reality, come discover the unbridled creativity of comic book authors who invest in the digital field, and live new reading experiences!

Enjoy an interactive exhibition to explore innovative French digital comics. The Digital allows to blur the lines between all disciplines and to rethink the relationship between author and readers. These new types of narratives and ways of reading open to new literary creation opportunities and change the relationship to the book, the paper format and the digital “machines”.

France is the creative birthplace of comics and stands out on the international stage as a dynamic and imaginative figure and for the quality of its productions. Many French scriptwriters, artists, publishers and producers are now embracing new technologies and working towards producing novel creations.


From paper to screen, the comic creators keep experimenting with new types of stories, while playing with the codes of sequential narrative. Discover a selection of works that will illustrate what these typically French, new reading experiences are like. Come and try them!

Try the Virtual Reality Experience!

SENS VR is the first virtual reality game inspired by a graphic novel. You play a man lost in a maze of strange laws. What is he looking for? Where are you going? 


To complete this initiatory journey, you must use both your observational skills and your imagination. You will follow various types of arrows, which are either obvious or hidden in graphic illusions. 

Accused no. 2: Walter Sisulu takes you in the Rivonia Trial of 1963 in South Africa, into the courtroom to hear the testimony of ANC activist Walter Sisulu.


Illustrated in black-and-white animations with the atmosphere of charcoal drawings, with abstract animations that underscore Sisulu’s testimony, flashbacks, we truly feel what he’s going through.

Fun Kids Workshops for ages 5-8

AED 35 for AF members with promocode AFM30 // AED 50 for non-members

Creation of a Comic

on Saturdays at 2 pm

Creation of a small book consisting of a series of images in different positions that create the illusion of flowing movement when the thumb is placed so the pages flip quickly!

Creation of a FlipBook

on Wednesdays at 2 pm

From script to drawing and from inking to color, children will learn to create their own illustrated script!

Merci to the patrons

Kindly note that our centers will be closed on December 1, 2 and 3. Happy National Day!

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