Laurent Pernot was born in 1980, and lives and works in Paris. He holds a university degree and is a graduate of Le Fresnoy (national studio of contemporary arts). His unique career has been punctuated with numerous residencies and exhibitions in both France and abroad. He also teaches, and occasionally collaborates in the field of performing arts.
Laurent Pernot experiments with temporal, poetic and immersive processes by exploring all forms of expression, from the conception of installations to the production of images.
His creations recurrently revolve around the notions of the visible and invisible, time and the confusions of memory, and are inspired by the imagination of science and the history haunting both the individual and society alike. Identity, fragility and the origins and limits of life are among his major themes, and are often developed against the tide of the principles belonging to modernity and mass culture. The exploration of the fictional potential of exhibition spaces and the relationship to the viewer are also crucial to the artist.
“An angel, Laurent Pernot is an angel. He stands gazing at the visible and invisible, reaches out and touches the stars, marveling at what is evanescent, unstable and ungraspable, at the volatile — and of course, fragile — figures that pass, shine, then in the blink of an eye, fade back into limbo to renew themselves. To do this, Laurent Pernot uses video, installation and photography which is sometimes projected, yet always favors movement and the impermanence of things”.