Collectif La Valise : BLAZERS / BLASONS
During the exhibition BOOK SALOON, hosted by Made in Town during the Salon du Livre in Paris, SpMillot designed around an emblem that will be part of the fourth collection edited by Blazers/Blasons.
La Valise was founded in 1997 by artists Samia Oussadit and Pascal Leroux. This collective multiplies collaborations and produces multidisciplinary artistic projects.
In 2016, La Valise created the Blazers/Blasons project, inviting artists annually to create their own emblem, a conceptual image of their artistic identity. It is then produced in mechanical embroidery and in a limited edition. Each badge is added to the collection, which is then compiled into an experimental and valuable book. Hand-bound by Amélie Doussot, an art bookbinder and restorer of ancient books, these volumes take the form of bestiaries and bring together the creative process behind each emblem.
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.
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 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.