Laure Provoust

Born in London, 1978 and lives in Antwerp, Belgium

Laure Prouvost
Laure Prouvost

Language – in its broadest sense – permeates the video, sound, installation and performance work of French multi-media artist Laure Prouvost. Known for her immersive and mixed-media installations that combine film and installation in humorous and idiosyncratic ways, Prouvost’s work addresses miscommunication and things getting lost in translation. Playing with language as a tool for the imagination, Prouvost is interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images and meaning. She combines existing and imagined personal memories with artistic and literary references to create complex film installations that twist fiction and reality. At once seductive and jarring, her unique approach to filmmaking employs layered storytelling, quick cuts, montage and wordplay and is composed of a rich, almost tactile assortment of pictures, sounds, spoken and written phrases. The films are most often nestled into carefully constructed environments filled with a dizzying assortment of found objects, from sculptures, painting and drawings to signs, furniture and architectural assemblages, that are connected to the overarching narrative yet act like relics.

Laure Prouvost: Re-dit-en-un-in-learning CENTER
The solo exhibition by the artist invite viewers to engage with a new language
06 Oct 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street
Wirikuta (Mexican Time-slip)
“Mexican Slip”, the group show presented at Hilario Galguera Gallery, exhibits contemporary...
03 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
Museo Espacio Aguas Calientes
Mexico City
Laure Prouvost: Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing
This is the first solo show in a Parisian institution by Laure Prouvost. On the occasion, the Palais...
22 Jun 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
Palais de Tokyo
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