Ateliers médicis

The Aterliers Médicis contacted me and Alineaire, to support my artistic practice and produce video games with a very interesting social and cultural issue and Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil (near Paris).
How video games can « write » the own experience ? How video games can let players understand the experience of disadvantage people ? How to produce theses games with theses disadvantage people ? How to teach how to express themselve and use video games as an artistic expression of freedom ?

The project

At first, me and Alineaire made some workshops and exhibitions of our games in order to meet the people of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil. We wanted to understand the experience of the inhabitants by game, play and game creation.

The project is still ongoing and we will probably change it sooner or later.

For now, we ask children and adults to think about games that could be played with or video games called « Super« . We collected some drawings, words, sounds, sensations and we will create a game with all theses ideas. What is very interesting for me is that all theses game ideas represent a precise experience of the inhabitant.

Ateliers Médicis

A place of research, creation and sharing located in Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil, in a territory soon to be linked to a line of the Grand Paris Express metro, the Ateliers Médicis are gradually expanding to establish a major place of artistic excellence by 2024.
Since the beginning of 2016, the Ateliers Médicis project has been developing with the creation of a public establishment for cultural cooperation with a twofold ambition: to develop an establishment dedicated to young creation and artistic and cultural emergence, but also to experiment and design from Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil, the project for a major cultural facility of metropolitan, national and international scope, which will open in Montfermeil by 2024.
As a concrete act of the Greater Paris of culture, the Ateliers Médicis carry out their activities and missions in phase with the territory and one of the future stations of the Grand Paris Express. They thus contribute to the development, opening up and opening up of a territory concerned by a major urban renewal operation.

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