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 is a writer and producer. He writes voices in films, videos, texts, and multimedia installations for public space. Born in Biarritz, FR and living between Berlin, DE, and Helsinki, FI, Querrec has exhibited at museums and institutions internationally, including Espace Culturel George Émile Lapalme, Montréal, CA, basis Frankfurt, DE, and Tanzquartier, Vienna, AT.  Recently, his radio drama LE VOYAGE À L’ENVERS (aka “The Journey Backwards”) was broadcasted throughout 15 public libraries in Flandre Intérieure,  FR, as well as on Archipels Station Berlin, DE.  His latest book, AND ORDINARY SORROW, is  published by editions New Laconic, USA. As a producer, Querrec made LA FLEUR NOIRE in 2006, a documentary film on the forgotten actors of the Velvet Revolution in Slovakia, SK; the film was selected for the Altadis Prize Paris and shown at Cinéma MK2 Bibliothèque Francois Mitterrand Paris. Followed SI SE PUEDE!, a CIGU commissioned documentary on Participatory Budgeting processes in Ecuador, EQ. Querrec joined forces with Anu Pennanen and subsequently produced STAANDE! DEBOUT! in 2013, STEPPENLÄUFER in 2015, and DROPPED HERE in 2018-9.