two performers on stage in the empac theater for they are waiting for you.

They Are Waiting for You

Laure Prouvost with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8PM
Theater

They Are Waiting for You was Turner Prize-winning visual artist Laure Prouvost’s first major stage performance, in collaboration with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers.

Theatrical and cinematic technologies—projection, light, and haze—interacted with performers, musicians, objects, and the audience in a surreal and perceptually disorientating theatrical production. Everyday items were used to investigate language itself, its origins and its distance from the world. Words, bodies, and images gained and lost meaning throughout the performance as language broke down. And in the piece’s stunning conclusion, that loss of language revealed a new space for the beautiful.

Co-commissioned by EMPAC and the Walker Art Center, They Are Waiting For You marked French artist Laure Prouvost’s first major commission for the stage and was conceived in collaboration with London-based artist, filmmaker, and curator Sam Belinfante, as well as renowned French/Belgian choreographer Pierre Droulers.

Main Image: They Are Waiting For You, Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, and Pierre Droulers. Production still, 2017. Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC

Dates + Tickets

Film/Video
Time-Based Visual Art
Commission
They Are Waiting for You
Laure Prouvost with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers
Friday 16
8:00 PM
February 2018

Season

Curator
Production Credits

They Are Waiting for You was 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.

Funding

EMPAC 2017–18 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.