French-born Laure Prouvost, winner of the 2013 Turner Prize and widely exhibited throughout Europe, has her first solo L.A. show at Fahrenheit, where she spent part of last spring in residency. “A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek” is much like its title -- at once evocative, clumsy and obscure.
Prouvost works in multiple media, and often, as here, she screens a video within an environmental installation. Her eight-minute piece tracks young adults in playful, wistful conversation in and around their car. They speak their fantasies of comfort and connection (to feel the heartbeat of the earth, to sleep between a cow and a calf) and invoke other dreamlike scenarios (one involves killing fish that eat raspberries), some of which are quick-cut visualized.
However stagy, the swamp of high-tech fossils resonates well with themes that thread through the video: despair at how packaged our experience has become, yearning to feel something more raw and immediate.
Fahrenheit, 2245 E. Washington Blvd., through April 9. Closed Sunday and Monday. www.fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org