Graduated from the University of Paris VIII and Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Laurent Pernot has been developping a polymorphous work for a decade through various media : video, installation, photography, light, sculpture.
His poetry is focused on memory, which he explores through the experience of the flow of time, the impermanence of things, the visible and the invisible rendered perceptible by a certain use of materials, light, image and movement. Both familiar and playing with appearances, his works often manifest themselves in a suspended time.
Laurent Pernot regularly investigates archives, early history and representations of the world that cross space and centuries, as well as philosophers, poets and scientists who study time and its mechanisms. The interactions between man and nature, and the question of origins, are also among his major themes.
Imprint of a melancholic sweetness that reveals the loss or the disappearance, his work induces the sensation of a floating world whose fragility threatens us.
No man is master of the wind, each holds his sailboat as he can. Laurent Pernot