French artist Laure Prouvost accepted the commission and designed a surreal dream for the Brandenburg Quarter under the working title We Will Shine. In it, a shiny, vine-like fabulous plant with interactive elements is placed like sparkling jewelry in the middle of a pine clearing in the neighborhood. The metallic surface references the history of copper in the region. In the design, branches and roots become pipes in which water finds its way out of the plant in various ways. In addition to water features, the vine also offers climbing and seating opportunities as well as protective canopies, a sandbox enclosed by roots, and light and sound elements.
In her expansive installations, the artist humorously combines such diverse media as found objects, architecture, video, sound, and performance. She often brings together personal memories with artistic and literary references and, accompanied by word and language games, blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality. In 2013, she won the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2019, she represented France at the Venice Biennale, transforming the national pavilion into a surreal, fluid universe with her multimedia work Deep See Blue Surrounding You. She has exhibited internationally at renowned institutions including Tate Britain and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Portikus in Frankfurt, the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, and the New Museum in New York.