Laure Prouvost

They Are Waiting for You: Work-in-Progress

Thursday, November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Laure Prouvost’s new performance, which will premiere in spring 2017. While she has until now worked primarily in the context of visual art, this new work marks Prouvost’s first major commission for the stage.

Laure Prouvost (based in Antwerp, Belgium) is known for her films and installations, characterized by richly layered stories, acts of mis-translation, and surreal moments. Engaged in an ongoing conversation with the history of art and literature, Prouvost often makes use of humor and the fantastical to explore the boundaries between fiction and reality and to unhinge commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception.

In this new performance, theatrical and cinematic technologies—projection, light, and haze—interact with dancers, musicians, objects, and the audience in a characteristically surreal and perceptually disorientating performance.

Victoria Brooks
Laure Prouvost
November 16, 2017, 7PM

This new performance is co-commissioned by Walker Art Center and EMPAC.

EMPAC 2016–17 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts