Laurène Gitton

Laurène left France to join Open School East, where she pursued her interests in sculptural practices, theatre and invisible design. During her time in Margate, she explored ideas of installations that reinterpret cultural phenomena, found objects, the internet, and dreamworlds. She explored the idea of prosthetic and expended bodies as a way to negotiate and address systemic violence to generate poetic alternative realities. Her final show project ‘It’s not a phase, mum’ investigated and questioned the devotion to a symbol of a domesticated animal and the use of its ghostly silhouette as a prosthetic of power and fantasy. For the Public Programme Laurène invited the artist and facilitator Loup to lead a workshop entitled ‘Ecologies of trust (remembering the dead)’ where participants were invited to share stories about loved ones who have passed away and create ceremonies for them.