The current crisis is having a huge effect on our living environment. Habits and certainties have all at once become less self-evident. ‘The arts’ are reflecting on their ties with the audience that justifies their existence. New questions are being formulated and answers sought. You can view this period globally or very personally, but perspectives are shifting and time is transformed. It puts our views into sharper focus. It also exposes inequalities or makes them more comprehensible. Whereas it was already difficult for many of the artists we work with to travel, this is now something everyone is confronted with. Taking an optimistic view, this period could bring about positive changes and restore balance.
In the arts world as in many other areas, this crisis is hardest for those who are most vulnerable. In our case that means the artists themselves. They are at the heart of our work and are the source that brings the sector to life. As an arts centre, it is also a moment for us to sharpen our focus on certain issues and make new or creative choices when shaping the coming season. Even more than usual, we want to devote ourselves to supporting these artists and, with them, to consider alternative production processes and presentation forms and venues. The Moussem office is closed. The Moussem team works from home. We can be joined at any time.
The Moussem office is closed. The Moussem team works from home and is contactable at any time.