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.
During the Roman Fashion Week, on February 1st, 2011, Sylvio Giardina and Stato di Famiglia presented a performance-installation, curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino at the Palazzo delle Scienze.
From the model to the storyboard. Made in Town prolongs its reflection around cinematic creation, initiated by the exhibition Boîte à miracles, and welcomes Philippe Terrier-Hermann for the launch of La Trilogie française [The French Trilogy], a public commission of the National Center for Visual Arts and the Minister of Culture and Communication.
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.