The exhibition features the artist’s absorbing moving image and sound installations dealing with notions of reality, fiction, art and 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 (France, b. 1978; lives and works in Antwerp). In 2013 Prouvost won the Turner Prize for her installation Wantee, co-commissioned by Grizedale Arts and Tate Britain for the Tate’s Schwitters in Britain show that year.
- Laure Prouvost, They Are Waiting for You, 2017