Swimming with Laure Prouvost
Swimming with Laure Prouvost is a critical text written on the impulse of a moment of daily life shared in Nice – the city where Mathilde Roman lives – with the artist Laure Prouvost.
In an intermingling between swimming in the sea, discussions, family life and research on her work, she began a writing of intimacy that questions the condition of the female artist, the place of motherhood and sensations in artistic development.
Motivated by the observation of the real difficulties still too often met by the women to be mothers and to make work, the author carries out a reflexion in the closest of Laure Prouvost but also of other women artists on the place of the sensations and the resources of the family life in the creation.
Written in the period of the crisis of the covid, in the frustration of the experiences of exhibition, this text is also a shift towards a critical writing which articulates the outside with the inside, and affirms the vital power of the desires of the art.