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About Laure Prouvost

Born: 1978, Lille, France

Lives and works in London, England

Education

2007-2010: MFA Goldsmiths College, London
1999-2002: Central St Martins College of Arts, London

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Laure Prouvost

Practice: video, installation

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 Pulsing sound, text and imagery rub shoulders with quieter, more contemplative passages, but Laure Prouvost's videos are hugely engaging whatever their timbre.

There's a light-hearted whimsy to her work which, although Prouvost takes examination of her medium very seriously indeed, exudes a Puckish poetry that rails against the overly-didactic and visually dull (in one video, for example, a narrator's knowledgeable but dry observations on video art itself are reduced to dada-esque word-play by sub-titles, jump cuts and whispered asides).

Weaving together strands of flimsy deception, energetic mischief-making and genuine enquiry, Laure Prouvost's generous practice invites us into a world that's difficult to leave.

Added Dec 2010

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