Multimedia Artist Laure Prouvost Presents Her Debut Stage Work @ EMPAC [Berkshire on Stage]
On Thursday (November 16), French artist Laure Prouvost will present a work-in-progress showing of her new stage performance at EMPAC at RPI in Troy. While Prouvost is primarily known for her visual art and film work, They Are Waiting for You is the Turner Prize-winning artist’s first major commission for the stage, currently under development at EMPAC. At 7pm, she will present a first look at the work with her collaborators, artist Sam Belinfante and choreographer Pierre Droulers.
In They Are Waiting for You, theatrical and cinematic technologies — projection, light and haze—interact with dancers, musicians, objects and the audience in a surreal and perceptually disorientating performance.
Prouvost is known for her films and installations, characterized by richly layered stories and acts of mis-translation. Engaged in an ongoing conversation with the history of art and literature, Prouvost 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.