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Flying among birds and rubbish with Laure Prouvost

The French artist shows off her solo exhibition now on display at the Moody Center for the Arts.


Laure Prouvost’s solo exhibition includes simulated oil spills and VR headsets hidden in hanging baskets.


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Oil and industry are intrinsic to Houston’s past, present, and likely future, and Brussels-based artist Laure Prouvost sees these as important elements when considering our relationship with the world around us.

In her solo exhibition, Above Front Tears Nest in South, Prouvost presents an imaginative journey that invites the viewer to immerse themselves in a world of birds, oil, and even trash floating above their heads as they explore the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn walks with Prouvost through the exhibition space, learning about her inspiration for the works on display and what they could mean for Houston.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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