In 2020, in Bourges, the associations Emmetrop and Bandits-Mages(1) have not disappeared but created a new entity: Antre Peaux, a name already known for the place where we have the ever-renewed joy of welcoming artists (musicians, visual artists, performers, filmmakers, etc.), researchers, visitors, old and new audiences, and participants in all our activities.
It is a space where a multiple and rich programming of crossings and rubbings is proposed. Antre Peaux is a place where we like to think with and for a radical tenderness(2). Antre Peaux aims to be an appropriable and modular toolbox, an elaboratory of creation dedicated to the accompaniment of projects in the fields of current and experimental music, visual arts, contemporary dance, performance, theater, video and film creation, biomedia and contemporary media.
This DNA, deeply curious and eager for all the great differences, makes this artistic and cultural place a convergence of energies committed to the diversity of tomorrow's artistic scenes, whether they are local, national or international. A multipolar research head, but also a den, a co-participatory shelter for all, a meadow for thinking, one of whose founding objectives is to continue to imagine happy dialogues between creation and the public.
In other words, Antre Peaux is a place, a tool, a factory, a space-time that can be appropriated and modulated to serve artists, projects and audiences. Made of polymorphous energies for a greater diversity of expressions, scenes and audiences of today and tomorrow, Antre Peaux opens the speculative idea of a possible new "era/stage" for emancipating concepts and contemporary practices in constant friction with the here and elsewhere.
Antre Peaux maintains close relationships with many partners including Ensa de Bourges (National Fine Art School of Bourges), a strong historical and current partner involved in the co-construction of many projects.
Antre Peaux is supported by the DRAC Centre-Val de Loire, the Région Centre-Val de Loire, the department of Cher and the city of Bourges. Several projects are supported by the European Commission (emare.eu).
(1)Creation of Emmetrop : 1984 / Creation of Bandits-Mages : 1991