Belgian filmmaker/video artist Nicolas Provost has got an exhibition currently running in London’s Haunch of Venison gallery. Definitely one to try and catch if you can. He describes his work as a reflection on the grammar of cinema, that picks apart tropes, deconstructs them and then replays the elements in mutated formats, highlighting the rhythmic nature of theme and image, shifting accents and creating new works of visual poetry. It’s an attempt to provoke both recognition and alienation and catch our expectations into an unravelling game of mystery and abstraction.
Unfortunately his work isn’t that easy to come by online, but I have managed to find his most recent work on the Dazed & Confused website, which is here for you to enjoy. However, please make sure you visit either his website or the gallery itself to check out the fantastic Gravity and Long Live The New Flesh, two of the most fascinating, spellbinding and disturbing pieces of video art you’re likely to see this year.
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