Laure Prouvost rappresenta la Francia alla Biennale di Venezia col progetto “Deep See Blu Surrounding You”.
Title: “Deep See Blu Surrounding You”
Artist: Laure Prouvost
Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum
Commissioner: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Laure Prouvost’s project for the French Pavilion is structured around three main themes that provide reference points for the exhibition’s development. First of all, there is a reflection surrounding concepts of generations and identities, what links or distances us from each other: the eldest from the youngest, the neighbour from the stranger. Next comes the idea of disconnection, incomprehension and discrepancy, namely by means of an exploration of language and its appropriation, or misappropriation
The corner-stone of Laure Prouvost’s artistic project for the French Pavilion is
a fictional film. It takes the form of an initiatory journey, a joyous saga filmed over the course of a road trip through France – from the Parisian suburbs to the north of France, from the Palais du Facteur Cheval to the Mediterranean Sea – and finally to Venice. The film, which is full of dialogue and idioms, is based on a script co-written by the artist and various contributors, in French and English with some ltalian, Arabic or Dutch passages. The dialogues are performed by a dozen of characters of different ages and backgrounds, with specific performance skills: magie, dance, music, etc.