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Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost’s artistic output consistently returns to themes of escape into unfamiliar worlds or imaginings of unexpected alternative environments. A strong narrative impulse propels her practice, resulting in immersive, trans-medial installations with interwoven story lines that combine fiction and reality. Her videos, installations, paintings and tapestries unhinge commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception. Stepping away from traditional linear narratives, the artist crafts sensual environments laden with playful mistranslation that open a space for the viewer to grapple with the unstable relationship between imagination and reality. The elasticity of the written word comprises a central element of Prouvost’s practice, stating: “Words for me are very visually powerful, because with words people create their own vision.  I am just hinting and suggesting possibilities, the audience is making its own image in its head.  It is also about misunderstanding, misinterpreting, miscommunicating - words also suggesting failure and other senses.”

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Laure Prouvost, DIT LEARN, 2017, HD digital video, 15 minutes 22 seconds

Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting For You , 2017 
mixed media installation 
​courtesy the artist; Lisson Gallery, New York; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting For You, 2017
mixed media installation
​courtesy the artist; Lisson Gallery, New York; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting For You , 2017 
mixed media installation 
courtesy the artist; Lisson Gallery, New York; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting For You, 2017
mixed media installation
courtesy the artist; Lisson Gallery, New York; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Laure Prouvost & Jonas Staal,  The Aube’s cure Parle Ment , exhibition view,  State (in) concepts , at Kadist, Paris, 2017 Photo: Aurélien Mole

Laure Prouvost & Jonas Staal, The Aube’s cure Parle Ment, exhibition view, State (in) concepts, at Kadist, Paris, 2017 Photo: Aurélien Mole

Laure Prouvost,  Octopus Head Woman , 2017 
HD video, 4 min, 232 x 90 x 118 cm

Laure Prouvost, Octopus Head Woman, 2017
HD video, 4 min, 232 x 90 x 118 cm

Laure Prouvost,  Cooling system 2 (b) (for global warming) , 2017 
Murano glass,wood stick (226 x 52 cm), framed watercolour drawing (40 x 51.5 cm)

Laure Prouvost, Cooling system 2 (b) (for global warming), 2017
Murano glass,wood stick (226 x 52 cm), framed watercolour drawing (40 x 51.5 cm)

Laure Prouvost,  Cooling system 1 (b) (for global warming) , 2017 
Murano glass, wood stick (​235 x 50 cm), framed watercolour drawing (51.5 x 40 cm)

Laure Prouvost, Cooling system 1 (b) (for global warming), 2017
Murano glass, wood stick (​235 x 50 cm), framed watercolour drawing (51.5 x 40 cm)

Laure Prouvost,  Grandma's Teapot Vitrine , 2016 
vitrine and ceramics, 171 x 36,5 x 46,5 cm

Laure Prouvost, Grandma's Teapot Vitrine, 2016
vitrine and ceramics, 171 x 36,5 x 46,5 cm

Laure Prouvost,  end her Is story , 2017; Installation view 
 Speak , Serpentine Sackler Gallery; Image © readsreads.info

Laure Prouvost, end her Is story, 2017; Installation view
Speak, Serpentine Sackler Gallery; Image © readsreads.info

Laure Prouvost,  the wet wet wanderer , exhibition view at Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2017 
Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Laure Prouvost, the wet wet wanderer, exhibition view at Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2017
Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Laure Prouvost,  AND SHE WILL SAY: HI HER, AILLEURS, TO HIGHER GROUNDS…  
exhibition view at Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2016. Photo : Marc Latzel

Laure Prouvost, AND SHE WILL SAY: HI HER, AILLEURS, TO HIGHER GROUNDS…
exhibition view at Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2016. Photo : Marc Latzel

Laure Prouvost,  GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center , exhibition view at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2016 
Photo: Agostino Osio

Laure Prouvost, GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, exhibition view at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2016
Photo: Agostino Osio

Laure Prouvost,  Relique - This what i found shining in the distance deep 
down in the tunnel of his history , 2016 
ceramics, Oil, collage and varnish on board 
sign: 21 x 26,5 cm | ceramics: 5 cm (each)

Laure Prouvost, Relique - This what i found shining in the distance deep
down in the tunnel of his history
, 2016
ceramics, Oil, collage and varnish on board
sign: 21 x 26,5 cm | ceramics: 5 cm (each)

Laure Prouvost,  This dirty fig kissed many small boobs , 2016 
oil on wood panel, plinth and fig, 21 x 26 x 2 cm

Laure Prouvost, This dirty fig kissed many small boobs, 2016
oil on wood panel, plinth and fig, 21 x 26 x 2 cm

Laure Prouvost,  Behind the lobby doors, the pepper is in the right eye , 2016 
tapestry, 290 x 545 cm

Laure Prouvost, Behind the lobby doors, the pepper is in the right eye, 2016
tapestry, 290 x 545 cm

Laure Prouvost,  ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY:, 2016  
exhibition view at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
photo: Axel Schneider

Laure Prouvost, ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY:, 2016
exhibition view at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany
photo: Axel Schneider

Laure Prouvost,  ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY:, 2016  
exhibition view at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
photo: Axel Schneider

Laure Prouvost, ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY:, 2016
exhibition view at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany
photo: Axel Schneider

Laure Prouvost,  ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY:, 2016  
exhibition view at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
photo: Axel Schneider

Laure Prouvost, ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY:, 2016
exhibition view at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany
photo: Axel Schneider

Laure Prouvost,  The TV mantel piece , 2016 
Tapestry, shelf, ceramics, TV screen , teabags, knife, acrylic, paintings and stone 
140 x 238 x 20 cm

Laure Prouvost, The TV mantel piece, 2016
Tapestry, shelf, ceramics, TV screen , teabags, knife, acrylic, paintings and stone
140 x 238 x 20 cm

Laure Prouvost,  DROPPED HERE AND THEN, TO LIVE, LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND  
exhibition view at Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Laure Prouvost, DROPPED HERE AND THEN, TO LIVE, LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
exhibition view at Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Laure Prouvost,  A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek , 2016, installation view, Vinyl tiles, resin, various electronic items, paper sheeting, iPads, iPhones, tablet screens, foliage, metal, plastic, wood, cables, polyester seats. Commission: Fahrenheit by FLAX. (Background)  Lick in the Past , 2016, video, duration 8:23 min

Laure Prouvost, A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, 2016, installation view, Vinyl tiles, resin, various electronic items, paper sheeting, iPads, iPhones, tablet screens, foliage, metal, plastic, wood, cables, polyester seats. Commission: Fahrenheit by FLAX. (Background) Lick in the Past, 2016, video, duration 8:23 min

Laure Prouvost, Lick in the past, 2016, HD video, 8 min 25

Laure Prouvost,  C’est l’est not ouest , 2016, mixed media, variable dimensions 
exhibition view at State of Concept, Athens, 2016

Laure Prouvost, C’est l’est not ouest, 2016, mixed media, variable dimensions
exhibition view at State of Concept, Athens, 2016

Laure Prouvost,  We would be floating away from the dirty past , 2015 
exhibition view Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany. Photo: Wilfried Petzi, 2015

Laure Prouvost, We would be floating away from the dirty past, 2015
exhibition view Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany. Photo: Wilfried Petzi, 2015

Grandad’s Library , Stained pine, books, glass

Grandad’s Library, Stained pine, books, glass

Diner Party , 2015, tapestry, wooden frame, 264 x 855 cm

Diner Party, 2015, tapestry, wooden frame, 264 x 855 cm

Into all that is here , 2015, digital video, 9 minutes 41 seconds

Into all that is here, 2015, digital video, 9 minutes 41 seconds

Into all that is here, 2015, digital video, 9 minutes 41 seconds

Laure Prouvost,  Step Branch , 2015, Mixed media

Laure Prouvost, Step Branch, 2015, Mixed media

Laure Prouvost,  Beak Branch , 2015, Mixed media

Laure Prouvost, Beak Branch, 2015, Mixed media

Laure Prouvost,  We Will Go Far , Exhibition view at Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, 2015

Laure Prouvost, We Will Go Far, Exhibition view at Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, 2015

Laure Prouvost,  We Will Go Far , installation view at Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015

Laure Prouvost, We Will Go Far, installation view at Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015

Laure Prouvost, We Will Go Far, 2015, digital video, 8.40 mins

Laure Prouvost,  IDEALLY SOME BIG SHELF WITH BEAUTIFUL BOOKS BE HERE , 2015, Oil, collage and varnish on board, 11,8 x 15,7 cm

Laure Prouvost, IDEALLY SOME BIG SHELF WITH BEAUTIFUL BOOKS BE HERE, 2015, Oil, collage and varnish on board, 11,8 x 15,7 cm

Laure Prouvost,  IDEALLY SOME FRESH BREEZE WOULD BE FELT HERE , 2015, oil, collage and varnish on board, 11,8 x 15,7 cm

Laure Prouvost, IDEALLY SOME FRESH BREEZE WOULD BE FELT HERE, 2015, oil, collage and varnish on board, 11,8 x 15,7 cm

Laure Prouvost,  As Grandma Prayed For Grandad to Come Back This Cup Levitated For A Few Seconds , 2014, collage and varnish on board, 21 x 26 x 2 cm

Laure Prouvost, As Grandma Prayed For Grandad to Come Back This Cup Levitated For A Few Seconds, 2014, collage and varnish on board, 21 x 26 x 2 cm

Laure Prouvost,  Reliques This Was Found , 2013, Canvas and sign, 21 x 26 x 2 cm

Laure Prouvost, Reliques This Was Found, 2013, Canvas and sign, 21 x 26 x 2 cm

Laure Prouvost,  Stong Sory Bred , 2010, video and bread, 2.48min

Laure Prouvost, Stong Sory Bred, 2010, video and bread, 2.48min

Laure Prouvost,  It Heat Hit , 2010, digital video, 7.22 min

Laure Prouvost, It Heat Hit, 2010, digital video, 7.22 min

Laure Prouvost,  The Artist , 2010, digital video, 10 min 10 sec

Laure Prouvost, The Artist, 2010, digital video, 10 min 10 sec