Anu Pennanen

& Stéphane Querrec

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Anu Pennanen

Anu Pennanen, born 1975 in Kirkkonummi, Finland, is a filmmaker and a visual artist based in Berlin. She graduated from the Helsinki Fine Arts Academy in 2005. She explores themes such as globalization and standardization of urban models, architecture and its impact on the inhabitants. Lyrical and sensorial, her works transform economically, socially and politically marginalized people’s experiences through use of fiction. Notable exhibitions and screenings include: Manifesta 5 (2004), Liverpool Biennial (2006), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2007), Ars Baltica Triennial (2008), MOMA New York (2008), CCA Glasgow (2013), Le Grand Cafe St. Nazaire, France (2013), Kiasma Helsinki (2016). More information: www.anupennanen.com

Stéphane Querrec

Stéphane Querrec was born in the Basque Country. He is an author, an artist and a screenwriter. He lives between Berlin and Helsinki. Has written monologues since 2005. Until 2012, mainly staged for the video camera and for performance. Exhibitions at the Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, the Bonner Kunstverein, the Museum of Modern Art Vienna “MuMok”, the FRAC Pays de la Loire and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.  Frankfurt art center “bAsis”  and the Kunstverein in Leipzig have given his work personal exhibitions.  Besides, Flacc in Genk has produced a series of performances on stage, and the Copula Festival in Rijeka commissioned a monologue in 2014.
 In 2016, inauguration of a public commission, LA COMPLAINTE, monologue written and broadcasted for 3 years on a mosaic screens at La Place des Arts in Montréal.
 Creation in 2018 of LE VOYAGE À L’ENVERS (aka “The Journey Backwards”) , a 10-episode radio drama produced in Flandre Intérieure, supported  by the DRAC Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Haut de France.
AND ORDINARY SORROW, a dramatic text, has been recently published by editions New Laconic (USA).