Yann Le Guennec
Since the beginning
Works in France

Yann Le Guennec is a visual artist, born 1968 in Brittany, France, where he lives and works.

He holds a Master Degree in Fine Arts from ESA Lorient. He was cofounder and worked for x-arn from 1998 to 2003. He teached at L'École de design Nantes Atlantique from 2001 to 2010.

His current artistic work is based on simple instructions that involve geometric compositions. These instructions are carried out in the form of photographs of arrangements made with available objects and materials in his local environment, and / or digital pictures modified by online softwares. These softwares use available data, mainly the IP addresses of devices that connected to his website.

The set of generated pictures constitutes a visual research on the existence of margins of freedom and action within a defined framework of rules and constraints. While in the extension of conceptual practices like those from Sol LeWitt, Claude Rutault, or algorithmic visual games from François Morellet, the various embodiments are an exploration of possible contexts allowing the existence of a contemporary art practice, mixing analog and digital, included in some banality of an everyday life that is not devoid of poetry.

Selected group exhibitions

2009 - TOOL BOX (as part of the exhibition ‘Urban Ping Pong’ curated by Emmanuel Ropers). Galerie Fernand Leger. Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry, France.
2009 - Si j’avais un marteau!, base d'Appui d'Entre-deux, Nantes, France.
2008 - TOOL BOX. Commissariat: Jacques Rivet, Marie-Laure Viale, Ghislain Mollet-Viéville et Christian Ruby. base d'Appui d'Entre-deux, Nantes, France.
2007 - The Latency of the Moving Image in New Media. Curated by Eduardo Navas. Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, USA

Selected publication

« Metaphor of the Merchant’s Table », /seconds, issue 10: 03/2009. ISSN 1751-4134. Useless Beauty and Fuzzy Logic: correlations of violence.

Selected bibliography

Barker, Tim. "Error, the Unforeseen, and the Emergent: The Error and Interactive Media Art." M/C Journal 10.5 (2007). 21 Jun. 2010 http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0710/03-barker.php
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this work is part of "Landscapes of errors" serie : each square in the landscape picture is an agent on the net doing some 404 HTTP errors on my website.



A statement

My work is about the evolution of painting in a networked environment, both physical and digital, present and distant, in time and space. I make what i call variable paintings. They address classical themes such as Landscape or Still life. These paintings are not paintings in the sense of concrete objects, but digital pictures produced online by networked devices. This approach does not exclude the possibility of making physical objects from digital pictures, but the composition of these pictures is made online and should primarily be seen online, for example projected in an exhibition space connected to the internet. All devices are built on almost the same model. Visual sensors (eg: photography, stills from video) are taking pictures in an environment, these pictures are transformed by online softwares and then shown to the spectator. Variations in this main model allow each device to address more specific problematics in the field of networked painting.




moving my pictures generator matrix to http://www.001-000.com/ (ready for beta-test)



Sat Nov 21, 2009 00:00 - Sat Nov 21, 2009

moving my pictures generator matrix to http://www.001-000.com/ (ready for beta-test)



Hello, first picture in this article makes me think about 'poietic aggregator' http://rhizome.org/editorial/fp/reblog.php/1215 installed as stained glass. now looking fwd to some new technologies... ++ --y