Laure Prouvost

Paradise online

2014

Digital pigment print on William Turner 310gsm, hand-finished by the artist.

40 × 32.5 cm

Edition of 40 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.

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This edition is published by Whitechapel

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about this work

Paradise On Line is one of 2 works created in tribute to the late French filmmaker Chris Marker, accompanying Marker’s posthumous show, A Grin Without a Cat at the Whitechapel Gallery in Spring 2014.

about Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost’s work often engages with language through installation and film, creating an unexpected and often humorous detachment between image, language, and the perceived meaning. Her juxtaposition of images and texts prompt an exploration of the imagination and the surreal that immerses the viewer in a playful questioning of experience and meaning.

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, transmedial installations with interwoven storylines 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.”

(courtesy of Carlier Gebauer)

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