Portrait de Laure Prouvost
You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust, Vue de l'exposition
Studio des Acacias
30, rue des Acacias
75017 Paris
Dates
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.

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Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost

Laure ProuvostYou Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust

Laure Prouvost gives particular importance to language and its representation, and brilliantly masters this way of playing with words.

She 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.

We Will Go Far
Laure Prouvost

Lick In The Past
Laure Prouvost

We Will Go Far
Laure Prouvost

"When we move by night at the speed of desire With you at the wheel my limit goes higher
Just turn me on, you turn me on
You are my petrol, my drive, my dream, my exhaust."
Combining representation of desire, oneirism and fantasized description of nature, Laure Prouvost's immersive films, installations, drawings and tapestries jeopardize our relationship to language and understanding through the entanglement of complex narratives and moments surrealists who nourish his unusual approach to the conventions of cinema and image.
Indeed, Laure Prouvost attaches particular importance to language and its representation in her films. She brilliantly masters this way of playing with words, stretching them, deconstructing them before assembling them again and reinjecting them into the story.
— Martha Kirszenbaum