Laura Gozlan, Physical Self, 2017
Laura Gozlan (b.1979, France) studied art and scenography at TAIK (Helsinki) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She gained a diploma from the Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary arts in 2007. She currently lives and works in Paris.
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. She is represented by Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, Paris, where she will present her personal exhibition in 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.