Laure Prouvost

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, reveling in moments of mistranslation that can open up new avenues for meaning. 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.

Main Image: They Are Waiting For You, Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, and Pierre Droulers. Production still, 2017. Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC

Events and Residencies

Friday / February 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Laure Prouvost with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers
Thursday / December 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Laure Prouvost