They Are Waiting for You
Laure Prouvost with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers
Turner Prize-winning visual artist Laure Prouvost presents the premiere of They Are Waiting for You, her first major stage performance, in collaboration with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers.
In this new performance, theatrical and cinematic technologies—projection, light, and haze—interact with performers, musicians, objects, and the audience in a surreal and perceptually disorientating theatrical production. Everyday items are used to investigate language itself, its origins and its distance from the world. Words, bodies, and images gain and lose meaning throughout the performance as language breaks down. In the piece's stunning conclusion, that loss of language reveals a new space for the beautiful.
Co-commissioned by EMPAC and the Walker Art Center, They Are Waiting For You marks French artist Laure Prouvost’s first major commission for the stage and is conceived in collaboration with London-based artist, filmmaker, and curator Sam Belinfante, as well as renowned French/Belgian choreographer Pierre Droulers. They Are Waiting for You is performed in collaboration with percussionist Eli Keszler and the Artemis Ensemble (Tara Loeper, Lizz Windnagel, Alia Jeraj, Bethany Battafarano).
Co-commissioned by EMPAC and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.