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Laurene Pilastre is an artist and a research designer based in London, she  completed her Master in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in 2021.

Laurene’s artistic practice exposes the relationships between the human and the non-human. Focusing on the significance of the animus or governing intention of matter her sculptural and installation based work involves objects in evolution, in-between states, constantly transforming, splintering, creasing, contracting and expanding in reciprocal engagements, intermingling with bodies and stories.
The materiality she explores questions commonly analogue and industrial-used materials such as metal, expanded foam, textile and resin.

Her work foregrounds the experience of matter as an actant, having its own agency, thus the materials she works with shape her, her gestures and practice and in a mutual movement, she contributes to form matter, aiming to establish a material collaboration.

Her research around matter and the spatiality of the body draws from intellectual and philosophical ways of thinking, engaging with the pivotal question of how can we unsee?
Her approach to this question contribute to transcend fixed prejudices about what is and exists in a rigid reality and consider the way people, movements, objects and all things are in relation to one another.

Laurene also holds a BA (hons) in Product Design from the Central Saint Martins.




Education

2018-2021    Master of the Arts - Information Experience Design - Royal College of Art, London
2014-2017    Bachelor of Arts - Product Design - Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London
2012-2014    Design & Art Degree - Ecole Boulle, Paris




Selected Experiences


Upcoming

Moving Image : Jeu de Hasard, short film commissioned for fashion brand Lionnard

2021

Group exhibition : The Space of Air (2021), BEEP BEEP – The End of The End of The World, Menier Gallery, curated by Bolim Jeon, Frances Allen, Nirit Binyamini Ben-Meir, Rosie Boxall London, UK


Group exhibition : The Space of Air (2021), RCA2021, Creativity is a global language 2021, Royal College of Art online show

Group exhibition : Quantum Touch, an action at a distance (2020), Utopia Room II, The Holy Art, virtual exhibition, Hackney Downs Studios,
London, UK


Moving Image and performance : Arms Floating Up (2021) Beyond The Frame, The Horse Hospital, London, UK

Moving Image piece : Adapt : a Martian Bodies Symbiosis, created for and in collaboration with the  Anatomy Department of Kings College, London
2020

Group exhibition : Quantum Touch, an action at a distance, moving image piece, part of Curtain Call, The Shop Front 286, London

Group exhibition : The Body in Air : A Sense of Space, moving image and installation, part of d’Un Moi à l’Autre, Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris

Perfomance & installation : Interplay, installation and reading in Hyde Park part of Situationist RCA Brieze

Moving image project : Quantum Touch, 05’09” screening on the 1st of August, part of Redfest festival in Bristol

Installation : Mobile n1, series Closed Loop & metal Actant part of the virtual exhibtion WHO’s UP TO BE A CYBORG, Curation Confinées by Jean-Baptiste Lorthiois

Set Design : Mobile n2 & n3 Lea Mespede It’s Breathing, graduation short film

Workshop : Double Movement in collaboration with BitterSuite performers, Richmix London

Workshop : Time & Motionwith South West Dance Theatre Company dancers, The Island, Bristol

Installation : The Body in Air : A Sense of Space part of the Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London


2019

Exhibition : Closed Loop Network and Metal Actant, U/Order of Reality, Dorando Close, London

Exhibition : Touch it or Breathe on it part of Interior Futures book launch, London


2018

Installation : Emotional Ruins part of Psychotropic House exhibition, White City, London


2018-2017

Full time assistant at La Fabrique Anamorphique, Raymond Sarti’s scenography studio, Paris


2017

Exhibition : Welcoming Fragment, Come Again, Granary Square, London

Exhibition : Conscious Plastic, in partnership with Ellen MacArthur and IntoStudio, Central Saint Martins degree Show, London


2016

Competition : Mis à Nu, selected project by the Design Museum  part of the Design Factory Challenge, London


2014

Competition : Snowflake, interactive installation, first prize of Leblanc Illuminations Competition, Paris

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