Shed a Light
Laure Prouvost / France, Belgium / 2018 / 16 min / Polish premiere
Director: Laure Prouvost
Producers: Laure Prouvost
World sales: LUX Distribution
Language: English, French
“Shed A Light” shows us a space where nature is purported to have taken over from humanity. Inspired by global warming, the filmed environment invites us to explore and celebrate ambiguity by being at once intimate and expansive. The video is an ode to diagonal lines, the transcending of limits and the joy of slipping over a fence to discover a wasteland. Or, a now-abandoned but marvelous garden, in which the artist has discovered a forgotten dystopic biological laboratory.
Laure Prouvost was born in Lille, France and is currently based in Antwerp. In 2002, she received her BFA from Central St Martins, London and studied towards her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London. In 2011, Prouvost won the MaxMara Art Prize for Women and was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2013. Prouvost was selected to represent France at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.