Laure Prouvost

Extra Academy: Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost (b. 1867, Lieumeconu, France) Lives and works. Here a long list of museums and institutions. A line, interesting things, a coma, a line, a list of residencies and prizes. A selection of solo projects including: an elastic arm hold in tight in Copenhagen, a Swallowing and Breathing in Eindhoven, a Smoking Mother in Copenhagen, a Melting Into Another in Lisbon, an Occupied Paradise in Aalst, Deep See Blue Surrounding You in Venice, Toulouse and Lille; a Waiting Room with objects in Minneapolis, a New Museum for Grand dad in Milano, A tearoom for grand ma in Derry, a karaoke room in Brussels, a new octopus ink vodka bar for Gregor in Rotterdam, A travel agency for an Uncle in Frankfurt, a lobby for love among the artists in the Hague and Luzern... tea bags, and wet floors and tentaculees.

Laure Prouvost will present Deep See Blue Surrounding You/ Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, the immersive installation which she developed to represent France at the 58th Venice Biennial in 2019. The main film is structured around a reflection on notions of generations and identities, on who we are, where we come from and where we are going, and what links or distances us from each other: the eldest from the youngest, the neighbor from the stranger. Next comes the idea of disconnection, incomprehension, and discrepancy, through an exploration of language and its misappropriation. Finally, tinged with utopia and surrealism, the project discloses an escapist journey, both tangible and imaginary, towards an ideal elsewhere. The exhibition takes the form of an invitation to melt into the different unveiled and shared realities intermingling here and challenges the representation of a fluid and globalized world, made of exchanges, connectivity, and discrepancies.

Artists: Laure Prouvost