Lauren Huret was born in 1984 and is currently living in Geneva, Switzerland. After a first MA degree from Bordeaux’s School of Fine Arts (2008), Huret moved to Geneva and graduated with a second MA degree in Fine Arts (WORK.MASTER option), from HEAD – Genève in 2013. Her visual work, which consists mainly of videos, performances and collage, reconsiders our ambiguous and confused relationship with machines, in particular with new technologies and the many unknowns they give rise to. Her works have been presented in venues such as La Panacée in Montpellier, Kunsthaus Langanthal, Hard Hat gallery and the Rath Museum in Geneva, and the Copenhagen Contemporary, while her performances have featured at the Swiss Festival for Performance at the Kunstmuseum in Luzern, the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin, the Théâtre de l’Usine in Geneva and Les Urbaines festival in Lausanne.
On cursed pictures
At the time of reddit, 4chan, viral images and access to all kinds of content, I will try to explore the history of the image as a curse experience, or "d" image which can rot the soul.
Les âmes suspendues
HD video, PAL, loop, no sound, 30', 2017, co-production HEAD – Genève
Entirely shot with a smartphone and a facial recognition application, the video is composed of a collection of attempts to replace identity and unexpected trade between faces and objects. In search of spectral appearances in various contexts, the application seeks to recognise the features of a woman on everything that resembles her and superimposes her own drawn, empty, disturbing masks. The video results are kind of hallucinatory "algorithmic pareidolies".
Artist — CH