Studio des Acacias You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust Laure Prouvost FIAC 2018

You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust


Laure Prouvost - October 2018.

You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust was born from a collaboration between curator Martha Kirszenbaum and the artist Laure Prouvost, selected to represent France at the 2019 Venice Biennale. 
 
Laure Prouvost's immersive films, installations, drawings and wallpapers, combining the representation of desire, onirism and a fantasized description of nature, jeopardize our relationship to language and understanding through the intrication of complex narratives and surrealist moments that feed her unusual approach to the conventions of cinema and image.

 

The artist gives particular importance to language and its representation, and brilliantly masters this way of playing with words. It strives to make visible the unimportant objects, those that the consumer system that governs our daily lives has left behind: residues, rubbish, broken or dysfunctional objects, unloved.
 
You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust reveals the two sides of the same coin, through a diptych of videos that were presented through a resin-based installation, objects such as relics, a motorcycle, an LED or a vodka bar evoking the two environments, one rural and French, the other urban and American.