Laurene Pilastre is a multidisciplinary artist based in London, UK.
Her practice is rooted in a urgency and necessity of making visible what is invisible, challenging human perceptual realities in relation to nonhuman entities.
She studied Product Design BA (Hons) at Central Saint Martins in London in 2017, where she developed a materiality focusing on the significance of the animus or governing intention of matter.
Before starting her studies at the Royal College of Art she worked as a set designer assistant for theatre, museums and exhibitions which deeply influenced her practice and drove her to consider the way people, movements, objects and stories relate to each other to create meaningful phenomena.
Dwelling on the performativity of matter she hosted a series of workshops in 2020 across London and Bristol with performers, dancers and musicians coming in conversation with hanging sculptures she created. From this project emerged Quantum Touch, a moving image piece that was premiered last Summer at Redfest in Bristol and exhibited at the Shop Front 286 group exhibition last October in London.
Recent projects include developing prospective narratives in collaboration with Kings College Synthetic Anatomy Department and working on performative pieces with a ChiKung master and dancers enquiring about the spatiality of the body.
Her latest work The Space of Air will be exhibited at the Menier Gallery in London part of the group exhibition BEEP BEEP - The end of the end of the world, 23rd-25th of July, Menier Gallery, 51-53 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU. More about the show at : https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/beep-beep-end-end-world-ied-experience/