Laure Prouvost debuts new installation and performance at Walker Art Center
9 October 2017Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You opens 12 October at the Walker Art Center. The solo exhibition will premiere a new gallery installation by the Turner Prize winning artist, as well a theatrical performance work commissioned by the Walker that draws on similar thematic elements. Joining Prouvost on- and offstage will be choreographer Pierre Droulers and artist Sam Belinfante.
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. 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.
For more information on the exhibition and the corresponding programming, visit the museum's website.