Into All That Is Here With The Two Cockatoo Too

Laure Prouvost

Biennale of Sydney

Biennale of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

An archivist of images, objects, words, crafts, fictions and documents, Laure Prouvost captures the daily flow of images and texts that assail us, in order to isolate the extraordinary associations and combinations that specifically serve her stories. Prouvost takes advantage of the Dog Leg Tunnel on Cockatoo Island to present an immersive installation that invites a sensorial experience of language and the perception of ideas. This work is informed by the artist’s broader practice – a body of work that accumulates stories, language, materials and images within an ever-growing mythology of the self. The artist frequently refers to tunnels in her work, whether this be a channel through which her grandfather disappears, or a speculative, subterranean connection between the French and British Pavilions at the Venice Biennale. The tunnel provides the setting and the medium for an escape to somewhere else, existing as a site of transition, in which the depth of identity of objects, materials, ideas and our animation of these are bottomless, and constantly in flux.


  • Title: Into All That Is Here With The Two Cockatoo Too
  • Creator: Laure Prouvost
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: Cockatoo Island
  • Physical Dimensions: dimensions variable
  • Provenance: Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with assistance from the Ambassade de France en Australie; the Flemish Ministry of Culture; Institut Français; carlier | gebauer, Berlin/Madrid, Lisson Gallery; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Brussels; carlier | gebauer, Berlin / Madrid; and Lisson Gallery, London / New York / Shanghai.
  • Type: installation
  • Rights: Biennale of Sydney
  • Medium: mixed media installation
  • Edition: 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020): NIRIN

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