Commissioner: Institut français with the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.
Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum.
Exhibitor: Laure Prouvost.
Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre. Laure Prouvost has imagined a liquid and tentacular pavilion structured around a reflection on who we are, where we come from, and where we are headed. It discloses an escapist journey towards an ideal elsewhere, and challenges the representation of a fluid and globalised world, in which diverse unveiled and shared realities intermingle. A fictional film was produced over the course of a road trip on horseback through France, with performances by characters of different ages and from different backgrounds, with specific acting skills. A sculptural in situ installation enriches and develops the film in the space and the context of Venice – a floating city built on water and by water, a city of facade and backstage – and the Biennale with its notion of representation both appear as sources of inspiration. Lâchons les chevaux!