Laure Prouvost's Touching To Sea You Through Our Extremities at Beaufort Triennial
28 May 2021
Laure Prouvost has created a new installation for the Beaufort Triennial 21, which is now installed on the Esplanade of De Panne in Belgium. Touching To Sea You Through Our Extremities, 2021, takes form as a bronze octopus emerging from the sands of De Panne's beach for the Biennial's seventh edition, which sees artworks placed along the Belgian coast. Made from a 3D scan of an octopus enlarged 27 times and hand finished in wax, the work will remain installed after the Triennial closes on 7 November for an extended ten year period.
The light bulb held by one of the octopus's tentacles is illuminated at night, while another tentacle holds a flag on a pole that reads: 'IDEALLY YOU WOULD SEA WHERE TO GO'. People are allowed to enter the head of the structue and lie on its tentacles.
Find further information via the Beaufort Triennial 21 website.
Image courtesy Laure Prouvost Studio