Past Event

Selected Films and Videos by Laure Prouvost

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street

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Laure Prouvost describes her recent films and videos as an attempt to “explore ideas of emotion and try to translate/mis-translate them into video and installation.” This screening features excerpts from “The Wanderer,” a feature-length film based off a homophonic translation of Franz Kafka’s Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) executed by Rory Macbeth, who has no knowledge of German. The film follows characters who undergo series of increasingly bizarre and mysterious experiences, and navigate various situations in which reality becomes increasingly uncertain. These excerpts are accompanied by four singular works that, in surreal narrative constructions, mix the artist’s own autobiography with fantasy. Prouvost's diaristic voice-overs confuse, rather than clarify, the visual narrative.

Laure Prouvost (born 1978) is a French-born, London-based artist who works predominantly in moving images and installation. Prouvost’s solo exhibitions have been presented at the Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Tate Britain, London; and MOT International, London. Her work has been featured in group shows at Accademia di Romania, Rome; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Peter Bergman Galleri, Stockholm, and Galleria Comunale d’Arte, Faenza, Italy. Prouvost was a 2013 Turner Prize nominee.


  • The Wanderer (Betty/Drunk Sequence), 2012, film transferred to video, 15:05 min.
  • The Wanderer (Storage/Time Sequence), 2012, film transferred to video, 17:35 min.
  • The Artist, 2010, video, 10:42 min.
  • Monolog, 2009, video, 9:08 min.
  • Swallow, 2013, video, 12:07 min.
  • Wantee, 2013, video, 14:23 min.

Total Running Time: 79:00 min

The film screening is organized in cooperation with the artist and MOT International, London.
Image: Laure Prouvost, Swallow, 2013, video, 12:07 min. (still).