Laurent Pernot (1980) lives and works in France. Since the beginning of its career, he has used both traditional and electronic media to produce physical installations, videos, films, photographs and music, attempting to convey science and culture, media and history, allegory and poetry. Laurent Pernot’s work explores the deep ambiguities of human existence, centering on large life issues. Graduated from Le Fresnoy, National studio of contemporary arts (Tourcoing, France), Laurent Pernot travels round the world with a series of exhibitions and residencies… His work has been screened widely across the world, gaining him international acclaim, and is in various collections.
Beautiful promises (des lendemains radieux) (2006) Territories such as landscapes, landscapes such as climates, climates such as gestures. Des lendemains radieux (Beautiful promises) is an attempt to reconsider our environment through the prismes of prospective and poetry, in order to reveal modestly the upheavals that are to envision, by awakening the attention about the extraordinary interactions between the man and the nature. CAST Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson / SUPPORTED by La ville de Montréal I Programme culture 2000 de la commission européenne / NKD, the Nordic Artists' Center, Dale / PRIM Montréal / Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes / Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Rattraper les souvenirs (2007)
The smoke is literally used as a screen projection device. Gradually a silhouette appears on this screen, a character which, net in hand, trying to retain some of that smoke. MUSIC Steffraen Hakon (Resonant Label) / SUPPORTED by Service culturel Ville de Beauvais, Le Labo Espace Culture Multimédia, Drac Picardie
Montagnes (2009) shows a mineral world in motion, by the succession of landscapes where we see rising from the mountains, in a strange temporality. The soundtrack suggests a powerful volcanic activity underground and disturbing, then gradually introduces us to Trio in E Flat-0 by Schubert.
Galerie Odile Ouizeman (Paris) www.galerieouizeman.com