Grandma's Dream

2013

Prouvost, Laure
'Gramdma’s Dream' was created as a companion piece to 'Wantee', Laure Prouvost’s Turner Prize-winning film exhibition. Prouvost explores the sorrows and dreams of her grandmother, the abandoned partner of Prouvost’s missing artist "grandfather". Prouvost first introduced the character of the "grandfather" in her 2010 films 'I Need to Take Care of my Conceptual Grandad' and 'The Artist'. An absent figure, he exists only in Prouvost’s films, sculptures and monologues. In the rosy, blue sky visions of 'Grandma’s Dream', planes that are half-teapot, half-plane serve tea from the sky, and Prouvost’s grandma figure wishes for a world where conceptual art takes care of dinner. However, the work is suffused with anxiety, and Prouvost combines language and images to construct invented storylines that seduce and disturb, whilst exploring the slippage between fiction and reality.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 8 minutes 55seconds
  • Edition: 2 of 3 + 2 APs
  • Material description: HD Video
  • Credit line: © the artist.
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC30/2013

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