An experimental research absorbing the notion of cosmogony
During their 6-weeks-long residency, experiments and research will be conducted in order to further develop their cosmogenic ideas.
They’ll deepen themselves in the concept of ‘atea’, an equivalent of the Big Bang-theory derived from Polynesia, which exemplifies the exact moment during which light finally enters the emptiness that has been bathing in darkness for an unknown amount of time.
Kosmogonie has its first try-out at STUK Leuven during the Playground Festival and will premiere February 6 at Toneelhuis’ V36.
© Ezra Veldhuis
Veldhuis’ artistic output is increasingly multi-faceted: her desire to physically shape light has led her to include different disciplines such as painting, installation, video, scenography and lighting design. The emphasis lies on the volume, shape, shade and movement of light rather than what is lit, alongside an increasing interest in unravelling the spectator’s perception of space.
Bosse Provoost finished his MA Drama at KASK in 2016 and radically opts for a theatre lacking sensory triggers. He creates compositions of shifting light and changing atmospheres, silences and half-humanlike figures – key elements which are illustrated in a.o. Herberg (shown at dusk near a highway), Moore Bacon! with Kobe Chielens. In 2018, he collaborated with Veldhuis for Matisklo, a play based on the poems by Paul Celan as it stretches the limits of what can be pronounced and what can be pictured.