bio

Louise Crawford (Scotland) and Stéphan Guéneau (France) work on large format analogue photography (4X5),
16mm films and installations. They live in Paris and Berlin.

Louise Crawford studied at Falmouth School of Art in England followed by a postgraduate year at the
Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. Stéphan Guéneau studied in l’École des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in France and in the
Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. They are both Le Fresnoy — Studio national des arts contemporains alumni.

They have been collaborating since 2000. Recurrent themes throughout their work are; an interest in
contemporary history and its impact on urban space and landscape, film —and the film noir aesthetic—, the
archive as document/as artwork, the half-tone image and its relationship to history, archiving and cataloging.

In April 2019, they had a screenprinting residency with Atelier #808080 in association with La Maison Julien
Graq; in 2016, a post-production residency with Light Cone in Paris to re-master and digitize 2 film works and in
2014 were chosen for an Écritures de Lumières’ academic photography residency at Pierre & Marie Curie
college in Bolbec, Normandy. In 2010 they were commissioned by the Goethe Institut and the French Alliance
in Glasgow to produce a series of photographs celebrating the 20th anniversary of German Reunification
shown at Street Level Photography Gallery during Glasgow International and in 2008 they were commissioned
by L’Onde Art Centre outside of Paris to produce a series of photographs exhibited in advertising panels
throughout the city of Velizy-Villacoublay.

Selected exhibitions:

2019    Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin
2018    9 of 36 + 5. Galerina Steiner, Monat der Fotografie Off, Berlin.
2017    KRAATZ Group. Plateforms Project Independent Art Fair, Athens.
            Scratch Projection. Studio des Ursulines, Paris.
2014    Seconde Nature. Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Lake Constance.
            21 objets choisis/36 objets associés. Galerie Le Val-aux-Grès, Bolbec.
2012    Rêver Rouen (collaboration with Yann Coléno). Abbatiale St Ouen, Rouen.
            L’Hiver ou le déluge. Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.
2011    Language For Sale. Trongate 103, Glasgow.
            Language For Sale — A Serendipi(ci)ty # 5. A Trans Pavilion, Berlin.
2010    How strange it is, to be standing leaning against the current of time.
            Glasgow International Biennale. Street Level Gallery, Glasgow.
2008    Mientras la ciudad duerme. VVV Galerie, Buenos Aires.

Publications:

2019    36 Related Objects, self-produced.
2018    Index 1987-2017 (Credac), éditions Dilecta, Paris.
2017    L’esprit d’un temps/Zeitgeist, Archive Books, Berlin.
2014    21 objets choisis/36 objets associés, DRAC, LP P.&M. Curie, Bolbec.
2009    Projections constructives, L’Onde, it: éditions, Vélizy-Villacoublay.
2007    Territoires de L’image — Le Fresnoy 10 ans de créations, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing.

Their films are distributed by Light Cone, Paris.