It, Heat, Hit
«This six-minute film requires all your attention.»
Pictures flash staccato-like across the screen, abruptly, fragmentarily. They are accompanied by an insistently whispering voice. The speed of the images challenges the viewers’ perception. »It smells red« hisses Prouvost in a voice-over as a close-up of hot smouldering ash flickers across the screen, just long enough to enter the viewers’ consciousness.
Born 1978, the artist has exhibited at museums and galleries all over the world, including the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Tate Britain and the Frieze Art Fair 2011. In 2013, she won the Turner Prize for her video Wantee. Her work encompasses not only films but performances and installations, and she frequently examines relationships and differences between language and comprehension.
Films by Laure Prouvost (Selection)
How to Make Money Religiously 2014 | Grandma’s Dream 2014 | Swallow 2013 | The Wanderer 2013 | Wantee 2013