Laure Prouvost (French, b. 1978; lives and works in Antwerp) produces visually and aurally rich moving image installations in which she conflates reality and fiction, words and images, reveling in moments of mistranslation that open up new avenues for meaning. Narrated by the artist’s soft, seductive voice, and interspersed with spoken and written directives that often address and appeal to the viewer, her works confound expectations through a rapid-fire succession of moving image and sound. Recent presentations have featured immersive mixed-media installations that combine painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, and found objects alongside the moving image work.
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.
In conjunction with the new installation in the Medtronic Gallery, Prouvost will create a theatrical performance work commissioned by the Walker.
Curators: Victoria Sung with Gwyneth Shanks