Synesthésie MMAINTENANT is an association whose mission is to support artists in the production and the dissemination of their work. Its project is political: Synesthésie MMAINTENANT is a border that joins different worlds, different environments. The edges are these natural crossroads from which new forms of life emerge, where experimentation and creation reside. Synesthésie MMAINTENANT is this micro-habitat where people find themselves who agree on the desire to see evolve known forms, to invent new ones. His project is in the field of so-called societal transformations. It intends to let emerge what we have not yet seen or what we would like to see otherwise.
If art has the most common use of representing the world, we want to support artists who seek rather to transform it, to improve it, to multiply it. In that way, we equip our thinking and our actions with concepts like feminism (for thinking patriarchal hegemony), permaculture (for thinking liberal hegemony) and open source (for thinking capitalist hegemony).
We are experiencing opportunities every days to undo the conditioning that rests with us, to renew our tools and the way we use them, to reconsider our working methods, to rethink the scale and address of our projects, to admit that learning is a common and continual place, to deeply question our cultural functioning. Synesthésie MMAINTENANT is a field of this change.
« If I had to write a book to communicate what I already think, before I started writing, I would never have the courage to undertake it. I only write it because I still don't know exactly what to think about this thing that I would so much like to think about. [...] I am an experimenter in the sense that I write to change myself and not think the same thing as before. »
Michel Foucault, 1978
Synesthésie MMAINTENANT receives financial support from Ile-de-France Regional Council, County Council of Seine-Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France Regional Office for Cultural Affairs - Ministry of Culture and City of Saint-Denis.
Synesthésie MMAINTENANT is a member of Tram, contemporary art network in Paris/Île-de-France and Plaine Commune Promotion.