film, in production with the support of the CNC (development grant) & Cité de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais (Fr)
Mise en carte is an experimental documentary film inspired by the clandestine journey of the first lace looms in the early 19th century. The film looks at the “mise en carte”, which consists of translating the lace pattern into a technical drawing, and builds a parallel with the smuggling route by which the looms arrived in France. From the mists of Nottinghamshire to Calais’ coastline, Mise en carte follows the forbidden path of lace and suggests that it is the hidden entrance of industrial capitalism into Northern Europe.
stills, Mise en carte © Constantin Jopeck