Today, we need to rethink this space, in which we have been established since 2013.
It seems urgent to no longer oppose nature and culture. To work on a project that thinks art, social and environment together. Breaking down barriers between practices, generations, and social backgrounds is a necessary condition to fight against this age of the anthropocene in which we are all caught up. To fight against entropy means to invent, to create, and we wish to bring to life a place of experimentation, work, transmission, and encounter. It seems necessary to us to use the experience and the strength of Baro d’evel’s universe to create an unusual place, a space of freedom, attempts and making.
We think of this singular place, with its multiple spaces, as an infinite source of exploration, research and creation in situ. We wish to invite visual artists, painters, scenographers, musicians, authors, acrobats, builders, graphic artists, designers… But also winemakers, vegetable producers, philosophers, cooks, herbalists, osteopaths, architects, booksellers… The richness and diversity of the points of view and practices of all these artists, craftsmen can only deploy a creative energy, an exchange of knowledge and doubts necessary for thinking about the living.
We wish to be as close as possible to thinking about spaces, materials, and energy and environmental issues. We want to work on the transformation of this building, on its rehabilitation into an environmentally responsible place.
We want to develop a work of social action with workshops of practice and transmission, using the richness and the know-how of the artists of the company to allow everyone to live new experiences.
We dream of this place as a place of synergy, where we could, depending on the day, share a creative step with an artist, participate in the cutting of a vine, fill our basket of the week, see a movie, bring our child to a workshop around movement, or attend a show of international renown.
We want this place to embody the new utopias necessary for our time. May it participate in connecting people and respond to our vital need to feel connected to others; may it be in the image of our existences, that is to say, existences of transformation.
Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias
Lavelanet de Comminges