French writer and director. After a theatrical and anthropological training at the Teatr Laboratorium by Jerzy Grotowski (1978-1981), Pierre Guicheney participated in the creation in Italy of the artistic collective Gruppo Internazionale l'Avventura (1981-1983). In 1981 he started researches with the Gnawa brotherhood of Morocco. He worked for a few years for cinema and television in and around Cinecittà: dubbing, subtitling Italian film heritage, production, video art (Rome, 1984-1993). Back in France in 1994, he began a long cycle of research and creation (articles, books, documentary films, exhibitions) on popular memory, folklore and healing traditions in Mayenne. Independent reporter for Geo Magazine from 1995 to 2008, he travels in Europe, Africa and South America. The meeting of Susanne Wenger and Yoruba artists from New Sacred Art in Nigeria in 1997 will mark the beginning of another cycle of work inspired by the Yoruba sacred arts. Author of books with strong documentary and anthropological footprints often made in collaboration with photographers, he has created documentary films for various French television channels since 1997. Books published by Adams, Aubanel, Ennoïa, Hermé, Hoebeke, La Martinière, Le Chêne , Sensibili alle foglie, Siloë, Land of Mist. Films broadcast on France 3, France O, LMTV, Medisat, TLT.
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