The expression, Genius Loci, is a constant since the Roman era, used by both architects and poets. The meeting of a geographical location, a historical context and other distinctive elements make a place that “…gives men their existential attachment,” according to the architect and historian of architecture, Christian Norberg-Schulz.
The Dadaists affirmed at the beginning of the 20th century that “life is more interesting than art” and Robert Filliou, member of the Fluxus movement, added that “art is what makes life more interesting than art”. CourCommune invites artists to focus on the practice of art as a certain poetic of the ordinary.
The creative process can rely on the exploration of spaces and landscapes, the contemplation of life rhythmed by time, seasons and climate. Exchanges with the inhabitants, as well as physical and historical contexts in rural communities are at the core of our reflection on the role of art and artists.
We wish to make CourCommune an environment for retreat, encounters and experiences, a space to create supported by a space in which to live.