Louise Crawford (Scotland) and Stéphan Guéneau (France) work on large format analogue photography (4X5), 16mm films and installations. They live in Berlin and Paris.
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, 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.
2023 Greetings, La Villa des illusions, Manoir de la Vove, Corbon.
Vorspiel, Silent Green, Berlin.
2022 Kamera Series n° 5. Labor Neunzehn & Avarie Publishing, Berlin.
Lost. A Paradise Lost City, A trans vitrine, U-Bhf Zoologischer Garten, Berlin.
Postcards from Europe. Shutter Hub, ARB Cambridge University, Cambridge.
2021 Les Idiolithes. EP7, Paris.
Idioliths. Kraatz Collectif invited by Ex-Mêkh, Plateforms Project Independent Art Fair on-line, Athens.
2020 La Minute 7. EP7, La Nuit Blanche, Paris.
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 Second 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.
2022 Kamera Cahier n°5, Avarie Publishing.
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.