Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost - All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

"The starting point of this performance is staging the poem All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan. In STUK we want to discover how we can make the fiction of 'a cybernetic meadow" readable for the audience members. During our residency in STUK we put together the scenography and light design, and try to assemble the first part of the performance.


Concept, lighting and scenography: Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost Choreography: Nathan Ooms, Bosse Provoost, Ezra Veldhuis Performers: Estefanía Álvarez Ramírez, Jayson Batut, Nathan Ooms Costume design: Carly Rae Heathcote Sound design: Benne Dousselaere Execution set: Sibran Sampers Technical support: Wim Bernaers Outside eye: Marc Vanrunxt Internship: Cesar Vromman Production: Hiros Co-production: C-TAKT, NEXT Festival, auawirleben Festival, Kunstenwerkplaats, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, CAMPO, Per Podium With the support of: Kunstencentrum BUDA, De Grote Post, Le Bamp, STUK, Kunst/Werk, the Flemish government, taxshelter of the Belgian Federal Government via Ufund

Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost have been making performances together at the intersection of performance and installation art since 2018.

With light shifts, sound snippets and silences, they compose ever-changing spaces. Performers sometimes remain completely absent, or are about to be absorbed by these environments. In that same twilight zone between presence and absence, non- or semi-human figures also pass by.

In the past years, they have cre­a­ted the per­for­man­ces Matisklo (2018), SUN-SET (2020) and Indoor Weather (2021) at Toneelhuis. Their new show All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace will premiere in October 2023.

Ezra Veldhuis en Bosse Provoost maken sinds 2018 samen voorstellingen op het snijpunt van performance en installatiekunst.

Met lichtverschuivingen, geluidsflarden en stiltes, componeren Ezra Veldhuis en Bosse Provoost steeds veranderende ruimtes. Performers blijven soms geheel afwezig, of staan op het punt door deze omgevingen te worden opgenomen. In diezelfde schemerzone tussen aan- en afwezigheid passeren ook niet- of semi-menselijke figuren.

In de afgelopen jaren maakten zij de voorstellingen Matisklo (2018), SUN-SET (2020) en Indoor Weather (2021) bij Toneelhuis. Hun nieuwe voorstelling All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace gaat in oktober 2023 in première.