Le Confort Moderne

Poitiers, France

Under the management of the L’Oreille est Hardie association, Le Confort Moderne has been engaged in the creation, production and diffusion of original works of contemporary art, music and trans-disciplinary experimentation since 1985. It is a conceptual laboratory enabling a productive exchange between the arts of music and theatre and those of exposition and images.

Each project begins its life as the conception of a particular artist before being deployed within the four walls of Le Confort Moderne. The artistic goal of the centre is to defend creativity and originality without targeting a particular aesthetic view, and to promote artists who, whether explicitly or implicitly, put forth their own aesthetic critique, be it social or political.

The planning of events is heavily biased towards scenic performances and on-site productions. Le Confort Moderne tries to avoid as much as possible the artificial mechanism of “creating a work”, preferring instead to create a direct relation with the artist and their process of creation. Loyal to its creative vision, the centre develops areas of research favouring trans-disciplinary works and the breaking of traditional artistic moulds, regularly experimenting with mixtures of performance art and expositions while also using other artistic disciplines. Sensitive to possible public apprehension vis-à-vis the content of some expositions, Le Confort Moderne strives to create a favourable context for these artistic enounters.

Whether it is through its strict policy on low entrance fees, its status as a creative association, its cultural activism, its open-door policy or through a network of partnerships, learning opportunities, debates and conviviality, Le Confort Moderne offers a place for all who are looking for an alternative to the traditionally dominant forms of culture.

Activities
Art and music (exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops)

Former use of the building: Foundry
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 1985

Contact
Le Confort Moderne
185 faubourg du pont neuf, 86000 Poitiers | box@confort-moderne.fr | +33 687 709 688
TEH Delegate: Yann Chevallier, yann@confort-moderne.fr
www.confort-moderne.fr

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