A Voyage Through Know-How
L'Oursin, Marie-Ange Guilleminot
Marie-Ange Guilleminot is a French visual artist who lives and works in Paris. Her artistic practice is framed as a voyage. In perpetual motion and attentive to the techniques of the countries and cultures that she visits, each new project is a pretext for exploring unexpected skills and building a rapport between her work and new techniques.
Textiles and fashion occupy a special place in the imagination and work of the artist: born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in 1960, Marie-Ange Guilleminot comes from a family of Northern French textile industrialists. Her grandfather Pierre Bauden founded the Tissages d’Honnechy, a weaving company that provided for Parisian couture houses through the mid-twentieth century.
For Marie-Ange Guilleminot, there are no borders between the design of objects, the expertise that their construction requires, and their successive manipulations and appropriations. Somehow, her performances start when fabrication of her objects begins, often in conversation with artisans and technical collaborators.
The sculptures of Marie-Ange Guilleminot change form and scale across time and their usage. The hang tags, instructions and all other types of instructions that generally accompany pieces are the true sculptures of the artist. These manuals encourage use, discovery, manipulation and exploration of each object. They materialize gestures and know-how, the most ubiquitous ingredients in the artist’s body of work.
In 2013, she participated in the organization of Travel, which combined demonstrations and meetings about the project Touchez-voir [Touch and See] and in 2016, she presented the Wardrobe project as part of the Made in France Première Vision show.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
The company Henri Plo, which was founded in Aussillon near Mazamet five generations ago, is specialized in textile dyeing and finishing.
Under the title "Complément d’objets", Made in Town is exploring the field of design through the work of designers, architects, craftsmen, artists and furniture manufacturers, and focusing on the most distinctive features of designing, handcrafting or industrially manufacturing objects, furniture and accessories. The first edition highlights the work of wood and the various approaches that go along with it.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.