Traces AIR Antwerpen

Laure Prouvost

Mar 2014 to Jul 2014
1956 °in Lille. Lives and works in London

Laure Prouvost is invited for a residency of five months in AIR Antwerpen. In collaboration with Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen Laure Prouvost has been invited to re-imagine the space and function of Extra City’s cinema, to propose a ‘dramaturgy’ of objects and images (moving or still) that disupts the conventions of film screenings. While presenting selections of the artist’s recent video output, such as ‘Wantee’ (2013) and ‘How to Make Money Religioulsy’ (2014), the cinema will also accomodate voices, lights, props and interventions that complicate, disturb and enrich the viewing experience. The project will unfold as a work in progress, over the duration of Prouvost’s Antwerp residency, and will foreground the artist’s interest in narrative multiplicity.

In her films and installations Laure Prouvost researches existent connections between language, image and perception. Departing traditional linear narratives Laure Prouvost unveils the unstable relationship between imagination and reality. Her films and installations create a space in which visitors can relate profocatively through these new surreal aspects of meaning. Laure Prouvost manipulates the senses through fast moving images, texts and sound fragments, thus creating a physical experience.

Laure Prouvost graduated at Goldsmith College and Central St Martins college in London. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): For Forgetting, New Museum, New York, 2014; Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti, London and Reggio Emilia, 2013; Laure Prouvost/ Adam Chodzko, Tate Britain, London, 2013; Why Does Gregor Never Ring? Shut Your Lips, Somewhere Under That Brigde Lies the Hole Truth (The Wanderer Sequence 5), MOTINTERNATIONAL, London, 2012; Time Machine, Bookworks, Spike Island, Bristol; 2011; Present Future, Artissima Art Fair, Turin, 2010; Storeybored, After the Butcher, Berlin, 2009. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection) in Le Consortium, Dijon, 2014; Far and High, Farenheit, Los Angeles, 2014; Turner Prize 2013 Exhibition, CCA Derry – Londonderry, 2013; Ground Control to Major Tom, Cookie Butcher Gallery, Antwerp, 2013. Laure Prouvost won the Turner Prize 2013 and the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, 2011.

In collaboration with Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp and with the generous support of Fondation Willame: