Laure Prouvost: the wet wet wanderer

On misinterpreting Kafka, ‘translating’ a film into an exhibition... and vodka

By Dominic van den Boogerd

Laure Prouvost, the wet wet wanderer, 2017 (installation view). Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn. Courtesy Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 27 January – 2 April From the street he is clearly visible: the man-size cleaner, a stick figure fashioned from wire with a monitor for a head, mopping the floor on the other side of the window. His screen shows text flashing past. ‘I need to clean the floor,’ it says, ‘cleaning the mess of Gregor and his octopus.’ He seems to want to entice passersby inside. ‘Come and join us / come…

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