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PROJECTION ET CONFERENCE

Lecture ,  Film in Carcassonne
  • 6 p.m.: Screening of the film Une histoire de famille, the traditional potters in Lauragais by Christiane Amiel and Jean-Pierre Piniès, directed by Jean-Michel Martinat. (duration 56 minutes) In a light that seems to have escaped from a painting by a Flemish master, in front of four windows, four men, four potters are leaning on their wheel, shrouded in a diffuse earth-colored light. Under their hands covered with ocher and supple material, shapes emerge, transforming as if by magic into...
    6 p.m.: Screening of the film Une histoire de famille, the traditional potters in Lauragais by Christiane Amiel and Jean-Pierre Piniès, directed by Jean-Michel Martinat. (duration 56 minutes) In a light that seems to have escaped from a painting by a Flemish master, in front of four windows, four men, four potters are leaning on their wheel, shrouded in a diffuse earth-colored light. Under their hands covered with ocher and supple material, shapes emerge, transforming as if by magic into terrines, vases and pots of various shapes the blocks of soft clay that they draw in front of them. To see better and indulge in the pleasure of contemplation, the visitor, fascinated, freezes. But already one of the men in the apron covered with clay, turns around and challenges him with a welcoming greeting. Those who come to La Poterie Not for the first time are immediately aware that they are approaching a site preserved in harmony and history. Once through the courtyard, a door introduces him to a timeless universe. On the right, the imposing mass of the wood oven attracts the eye, focuses it, diverts it from the two small modern gas ovens located on the left. In the semi-darkness the eye distinguishes, drowned in a timeless dust of earth, a jumble of objects, tools, ceramic debris, pottery which we do not know if they are recent or several centuries old. You still have to push open another door, slip into the mystery of a narrow and brief passage between rows of shelves of raw pots left to dry, before receiving the shock of being dazzled. 7 p.m.: Lecture by Yvan Houssard The "Living Heritage Company" label The Living Heritage Company label, issued by the State, aims to recognize the excellence of French know-how and initially of activities related to Art. Labeled companies are characterized by the possession of a specific economic heritage, the implementation of a rare know-how based on the mastery of traditional and high-tech techniques, and the notoriety or the seniority of their establishment. Far from appearing to be disappearing, crafts are becoming increasingly essential players given the major changes that are impacting our economy and our production methods, at a time when local know-how and territorial are more and more solicited. Benefiting from a growing current of sympathy, they convey this image of excellence and the art of living attached to French culture. In this field, achieving perfection of gesture is a requirement as great as the concern for creation and innovation. Fundamentally alive, crafts constitute the link between cultural heritage and intangible heritage, by taking up the challenges inherent in contemporary economic, cultural, heritage and social issues. Formerly Regional Delegate for Trade and Crafts and in charge of mission to the Prefect of the Languedoc-Roussillon Region from 1987 to 1997, Technical Advisor in charge of Crafts to the Minister of SMEs / Trade / Crafts from 1997 to 1999, Yvon Houssard occupies 1999 to 2005 the position of general manager of the national organization in charge of artistic professions (formerly SEMA and now INMA). We owe him the creation of the Artistic Professions Days in 2002 (which became European Days) and the EPV (Living Heritage Company) label, bookseller and gallery owner in Arreau in the Hautes-Pyrénées (Lis' Arts) until 2014. He is now retired, but he still brings his expertise and skill to certain actions, conferences and initiatives inherent to the crafts, such as the Arts course in Hyères in the Var or the recognition procedure for Masters of Art. to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Unesco.
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  • On March 31, 2022 at 6:00 PM and at 7:00 PM