“Please take a seat here, in front us here. We have been waiting for you. We are so happy you are here today. Take a seat here, in front of us. If you are comfortable we start now. Let’s go now. Let’s start. Ready? 1,2…” (Laure Prouvost, from the script of Dit Learn, 2017)
Laure Prouvost’s Lexicon of Ambiguity, has been the starting point and defining design factor for the current exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. Using spatial subjectivity and dislocation as the main driver of the design, the visitor is presented with scattered layout, allowing it for a fictitious sense freedom.
The long collaboration with Laure Prouvost has brought to this project an intense thinking process and an emotionally charged narrative. Bouncing from these experiences and conservations, the design functions as navigational framework where visitors occasionally have full spatial perception or are physically challenged to take action, discover, trespass, lean under or only peak through.
This maze like setting, has been the biggest construction at M HKA until date and through a cirurgical intervention we have dissected and transplanted parts of the already eccentric 90s floorpan, allowing us to formulate a sequential but abrupt viewing experience, where all rooms have different scales and levels of intimacy.Like an octopus, we will be following Laure Prouvost to Venice, working closely with her and the studio on an immersive design for French Pavillon at the 58th Arte Biennale.
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium
Curated by Nav Haq
Artworks by Laure Prouvost
Exhibition Architecture by Diogo Passarinho Studio
Team: Diogo Passarinho and Juliana Knoblich
Photography: courtesy M HKA
Dates: 7 Feb - 19 May 2019