They Are Waiting for You
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.
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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.
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.