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Laure Prouvost

ICA Artists' Moving Image Network Screening

Wed 10 Jun 2015



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Laure Prouvost

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ICA Artists’ Moving Image Network Screening

Laure Prouvost

A cross-section of the Turner Prize winning artist’s moving image and sound work presented as part of the ICA Artists’ Moving Image Network.

London-based artist and filmmaker Laure Prouvost’s humorous short films employ storytelling to construct precisely edited narratives that toy with language and association. This screening brings together a cross-section of the artist’s moving image work, alongside a selection of her distinct monologue sound pieces. In 2013 Prouvost won the Turner Prize, for the exhibition Farfromwords shown at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (both 2013) and her film installation Wantee, as part of the exhibition Schwitter’s in Britain at Tate Britain, London (2013). The films featured in both of these installations, Swallow (2013) and Wantee (2013), are included in this programme, as well as a series of earlier works from 2008 onwards. Prouvost has also selected a film by artist John Latham, titled Speak (1975), suggesting her influences and contextualising her practice within the traditions of artist filmmaking.

Please note, this screening contains flashing imagery, strong language and nudity.

This screening is presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation



Laure Prouvost (born 1978, Lille, France) lives and works in London. The recent solo exhibition Farfromwords took place at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia. Self-titled solo exhibitions took place at MOTINTERNATIONAL, London, Treasurer’s House, York and Art Exchange, Colchester (all 2012) and at IPS, Birmingham, in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include The Assistants (2013) at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Schwitters in Britain (2013) at Tate Britain, London (2013) and Uber den Dilettantismus (2012) at Halle 14, Leipzig (2012). She has screened work in film festivals internationally and won the Principal Prize at both the 56th and 57th Oberhausen Film Festivals. In 2013 she won the Turner Prize and The Max Mara Art Prize for Women. She will have a solo exhibition at the New Museum, New York in 2014.



Burrow Me (2008), colour, sound, 12 min 47 sec
Owt (2009), colour, sound, 3 min 20 sec
Stong Sorry Bread (2008), colour, sound, 2min 48sec
this voice (2012), mp3, 51 sec
Wantee (2013), colour, sound, 13 min 18 sec
this voice (2012), mp3, 42 sec
Deeper (2011), colour, sound, 1 min 25 sec
this voice (2013), mp3, 1 min 14 sec
Object Vegetable (2011), colour, sound,  3 min 20 sec
Johnn Latham, Speak (1962), 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, sound, 11 min
It Hit Heat (2010), colour, sound, 7 min 21 sec
this voice (2012), mp3, 1 min 22 sec
Monolog (2010), colour, sound, 9 min 7 sec
Wind (2013), mp3, 1 min 15 sec
Swallow (2013), colour, sound, 12 min 6 sec


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