About the Artwork
Laure Prouvost’s Metal Man – Deeper Together, Deep Travel Ink. NYC (2018) combines sculptural and video elements that result in an anthropomorphised installation. Two metal figures kneel in front of one another, their ‘video heads’ directly addressing viewers with images of beckoning hands and phrases such as ‘THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME’ and ‘COME WITH US’. Through a strategically manipulative use of text, image, sound, sculpture and editing, the metal men duo directly engage their audience by implicating them in the creation of their narrative.
Copyright Laure Prouvost, Courtesy Lisson Gallery. Photo: © Nick Turpin
HD video and metal sculpture in two parts
165.5 x 185 x 121 cm