the wig, or working in a wig, describes the act of a craftsman designing and producing objects at his workplace, with the tools and materials made available by his employer, for his personal use. , often unique, sometimes surprising, exist outside the traditional commercial framework, and are an opportunity for the craftsman to abstract himself from his hierarchy, creations imposed by his employer to finally regain control of his know-how in all freedom.
Whether they are tools intended to assist the craftsman in his profession, a souvenir brought back from the workplace, a gift offered to a loved one, or even an object intended for sale on the black market, these objects, which are sometimes real works of popular art, carry within them a very particular poetry.
These pages are intended to present some objects made in wig crossed here and there by our friend Francine Barancourt, anthropologist, and is presented as her field notebook

aluminum folder

Boris X.

Pantin - 2019

“The lissette is the bone that is used to flatten the leather, when
we glue it or when we fold it. ”
Boris has a metallic one: “He’s a locksmith friend
who provided me with a block of aluminum. So I had fun carving it to the same shape as my bone. “

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