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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Sky lines

Sky lines - each IP address generates a single composition.

Generate a picture:

16 pictures generated between 29-May-2013 22:15 and 29-May-2013 22:18:



black cross is made with your IP address

Sun Dec 05, 2010 00:00 - Sun Dec 05, 2010

black cross is made with your IP address

Dynamic archive : http://www.yannleguennec.com/w/crx/01/archive.php

Add your IP : http://www.yannleguennec.com/w/crx/01/image.php


Distributed Exhibition Project

Sat Dec 31, 2011 00:00

The Distributed Exhibition Project aims to explore the global framework
curently available for online networked art. It's a participative
project based on online spectators contributions.
(c) photo: Laurent Neyssensas, some rights reserved


Website + statement update

My current artistic research explores the relationship between space and
time of places and space and time of information, or how our perceptions
of one and another are transformed through these relationships. This
research takes the shape of online digital pictures, photographs changed
by programs on the web at the time of their consultation. The nature of
these programs and variables defines fields of variations, image matrix
in which unfold unstable images.

Online devices for production of images are at the intersection of the
perceived environment and data traffic on digital communication
networks. The images reflect changes in perception brought about by
technological change that accompanies a possible reconsideration of the
nature of space and time. The images become the place of interference
and interaction between the local and the remote, past and future, the
abstract and the concrete, the virtual and the actual, real and
fictional, presence and absence.