New film by Laure Prouvost screening for Lafayette Anticipations
22 May 2020
Lafayette Anticipations has initiated a new digital project entitled 'Lifetime', which gives artists carte blanche to present a work, words, images, gestures, books or sounds that respond to our current situation. Laure Prouvost presents We Know We Are Just Pixels, a new split-screen video work which intermittently flickers between imagery and words as if being narrated by two speakers.
Attributing human characteristics to inanimate objects, Prouvost makes the images converse with each other and discuss, in front of the spectator, their existences and their vulnerabilities. The images want to be more than just pixels; they want to explore and exist outside of the machine upon which they are being played.
Prouvost writes about the work: “We Know We Are Just Pixels becomes extra meaningful given the current situation of social distancing and expansive digital communication. As the longing for physical contact with all that's left behind, excluded from our intimate bubble, is growing, the confrontation with flat, pixelated images gets more painful. Therefore let's caress the pixels and accept the value of their non-material being. You and I, we know that we're only pixels too."
View the video via Lafayette Anticipations here.
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris and Brussels), carlier | gebauer (Berlin and Madrid) and Lisson Gallery (London, New York, and Shanghai).