The Camera Does Not Do it All
Chinoiserie, Philippe Terrier-Hermann
Philippe Terrier Hermann is born in 1970 in France. After studying photography at La Cambre in Brussels and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he created his first work, “intercontinental 1996-2000”, at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
He then traveled to Rome (Villa Medici) and Tokyo (Villa Medici Beyond These Walls) in order to produce his first movies. In 2008, he finished his first feature movie La Dérive [The Drift] which was screened at many festivals.
Since 2000, he has shown at the National Center of Photography in Paris, at the Museum voor Fotografie in Anvers, at the Biennial of Sharjah in the UAE, at Arson villa and at the Busan Biennial in South Korea.
His videos were projected on the occasion of soirées Point Ligne Plan à La Fémis in Paris, at De Appel in Amsterdam, at Jeu de Paume, at the Cinémathèque française in Paris and at the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid. Certain also became part of the collection of the Paris National Museum of Modern Art.
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.
For thirty years Xavier Catala has been working as a leather craftsman, making belts in all shapes and sizes in his workshop located in Sémalens, south of France.
Made in Town interrupts the daily grind, taking a voyage south to the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, in pursuit of local savoir-faire and products, desiring (as always) to strengthen the bond between the public and producers. The exhibition Made in Town / Montagne Noire parks its suitcases first at the Castres Economic Fair.
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 six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.