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.
Elizabeth Gleeson is American and passionate about producing ethical and artisanal fabrics. She started her own brand URSA Textiles in 2013.
To Give Oneself Work is the reedition of a performance realized by Juliette Roche last year at the Glasgow School of Art. Over many days, from morning until evening, the Parisian artist, born in 1987, occupies a space accessible to the public, organized like an atelier. She works there with wood and various materials towards a final exhibition which will conclude the performance.
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.