Behind the Scenes
Hugues Decointet, artist, was born in 1961. He lives and works in Montreuil, France.
His work values construction and scenic installation in the spirit of prelude, drawing from literature, film, and unfinished or wholly discarded architectural plans. He is interested in decoration as a constitutive element of a given anticipated work.
In 2013, he presents his "Boîte à miracles" [Miracle Box] at Made in Town.
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.
Having learnt the trade in the ‘50’s at the Petrocchi shoemaking establishment in via Sistina, Ennio Laudadio opened his first shop in 1961 in via Gregoriana, handing down all his artisan expertise to his son.
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 characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.