Laure Prouvost (France, b. 1978; lives and works in Antwerp) produces absorbing moving image and sound installations in which she conflates reality with fiction and art with everyday life. Prouvost’s environments often confound expectations through a rapid-fire succession of sound and image. Narrated in the artist’s soft, seductive voice, they are interspersed with spoken and written instructions that directly address the viewer. Combining painting, sculpture, and found objects alongside her projected images, Prouvost lures the viewer-turned-participant into an abstracted, preverbal state of consciousness from which to rediscover the joy of learning language, words, and meanings.
Laure Prouvost, At night this water turns black in the exhibition For Forgetting at New Museum, New York, 2014. Courtesy the artist, carlier | gebauer, Natalie Obadia, and New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley
ven 12 oct 2018, 12:00