Spotlight Screenings: Taking Care (Love Letter to Fellow Art Work) by Laure Prouvost
20 April 2020This week's Spotlight Screening features a new, previously unseen work by Laure Prouvost. Entitled Taking Care (Love Letter to Fellow Art Work), her intent was to play this work on a monitor, positioned directly in front of another sculpture or work of art that the artist would then remotely caress, fondle and whisper sweet nothings towards. However, without a physical gallery to place this film, the piece becomes an online lament for the disappearance of the direct experience of art objects in space, as well as for the human contact we all crave in isolation.
The first six-week season of Screenings, so far featuring works by Susan Hiller and Cory Arcangel, presents films based on themes of ‘Excess/access/absence’ – about feast and famine, about glut versus lack and about connections made and broken. It features films about our digital oversharing, our over-investment in the deities of commerce, our negligent treatment of the environment and about what we have lost in terms of language and culture.
Prouvost's Taking Care (Love Letter to Fellow Art Work) is available to watch until Monday 27 April. Click through and select fullscreen to watch the full film here.