Laura Gozlan, Physical Self, 2017
Laura Gozlan was born in 1979 in France. She currently lives and works in Paris.
She studied art and scenography at TAIK (Helsinki), at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, gra- duated from Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, in 2007. From 2007 to 2011, her films were shown at the Grand Palais, Jeu de Paume, at the French Cinematheque and the Cinematheque of Quebec as well as in festivals such as Premiers Plan d’Angers, Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Interfilm Berlin, Loop Barcelona. From 2012 to 2015, her works were exhibited at the 57th Salon de Montrouge, at Micro-onde – CAC of Vélizy-Villacoublay, at la Panacée CCC of Montpellier, at la Maison populaire in Montreuil, at La Box in Bourges and at In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand in a solo show. Among her exhibitions in 2016 : « The Prophecy of Bees » in Rotterdam and « Naturally Obscure » to the Passerelle Contemporary Arts Center of Brest and « Il y a de l’autre » for the 47th edition of the Festival of Arles. Her first solo show at the Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro in November 2017. She is represented by Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, Paris, where her personal exhibition “Physical Self”, took place in April 2017.
Laura Gozlan’s artistic practice revolves around experimental films, videos and visual installations gathering together documents, sculptures and models. She takes ownership of images she borrows from genre cinema and scientific film that she then rearranges when editing. She’s particularly interested in scientific utopias and the communities they build, with a keen interest in how they are represented in cinema sub-genres. Her work explores the links there are between counterculture and posthumanism, their founding myths (New-age, cybernetics) and their dystopias.