Sophie Dixon (UK) and Thibault Jehanne (Caen, France) are cross disciplinary artists working predominately with text, installation, audio and film.

Their work has been exhibited within Kent and northern France and is rooted within site specific projects. Addressing themes of presence, absence, memory and human trace they explore the dialogue between physical location and its interpretation. Exploring ways of interpreting the ghostly traces which lie upon the landscape and crystallising that experience within their process.

During March 2015 they will be carrying out a residency in the city of Lens, northern France to create a body of work as part of the ICR (Inter-regional Culture-led Regeneration) project.

The ICR project

The Inter-regional Culture-led Regeneration (ICR) project aims to stimulate the growth of the creative and cultural industries in the south coast of England and Par-de-Calais, Normandy and Brittany in France.

The £3.6m scheme, in partnership with Kent County Council, Medway Council, Arts University Bournemouth and French counterparts, will employ innovative models of creative knowledge exchange, cultural interventions and audience engagement to reconcile and refresh cultural activity in urban centres.


This site will document our residency in Lens. We will be writing about our process and frequently updating the site with extracts of work.