COUNTRY LIMIT / KEHRER EDITIONS
Texts by MICHEL POIVERT & BILL KOUWENHOVEN
Signified as the exploration of a space, Country Limit is part of the poetics of temporality. Ronan Guillou constructs brief visual accounts of an America grappling with what has become the refuge of those relegated to an intermediate space, a topographical manifestation of disuse. The photographer thus composes his book by playing on space-time. […] Each sequence, and sometimes each image, opens up a potential story between fiction and reality.
The threshold represented by the choice of a point of view and the space of a geographical and human exploration is combined here with the notion of margin in the sense of a socially and topographically marginalized population. Ronan Guillou's vision is therefore on a double axis: in a tipping point in-out and in a concentration on what forms the side of the city and economic success.
- Michel Poivert, Professor of Art History - INHA & Exhibition curator.