Guillaud’s artistic sensibility has been influenced by a variety of works, including, as he cites, plays by Robert Wilson and Klaus Maria Gruber, writings by filmmaker Robert Bresson, and films by Kenji Mizoguchi. “In a way, I have always been attracted by material dealing with loneliness,” he says.
His latest work, a photo installation, continues the exploration of these themes. “I am engaged in a long work made around places where, at night, men wander, wait, and cruise. People say they come there for sex, but what they are really looking for is a bit of human warmth,” he asserts. “The interesting bit is that men go there, wait for sometimes hours, and usually go back alone, often without having done anything, and, even less, without creating any connection. My work is concentrated on this waiting.”