With the emerging of new creation modes in contemporary and current art, the chambre blanche’s collective had to rethink the site-specific notion. New production and research methods for artists have allowed LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE to conceive the virtual and the real space as inescapable exploration routes. The centre’s labs offer artists a different way of grasping their artistic production.
Labs are made available to artists wishing to pursue an alternative reflexion to the creative contemporary art context. Open to multidisciplinary practices the labs are a venue of production that allows each user to address the artistic practice within a framework where he or she becomes a direct part of the production line. In short, the artist experiences a paradigm shift. The goal being to put the manufacturing at the very heart of the creation process, in order for it to become not only a final step of the material realization, but an integral part of it. In this convergence between conception and production, new experimentation space emerges towards new creation processes of objects. The doing, the experimentation and the transversality will be at the heart of the project, it twill not be a matter of sticking to assumptions, but rather to develop and facilitate the design/production to get to the making of finished objects and up to the dissemination.
The project therefore fits into a perspective of reclaiming of the production means by the artists and the stockholders, thus updating the DIY (Do It Yourself) notion by taking part in a citizen movement conductive to self-management. A technical support is offered as well as various information sessions about the required equipment for this type of production.