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Duration: 1 h

Language: No language

Shuttle on 1.6. after the performance to «Arch» at Zentrum Markus.

«All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace» is a theatrical interpretation of Richard Brautigan’s 1967 poem of the same name, which describes a utopian future with cybernetic meadows and forests in which machines and nature form a harmonious new world.
Today, machines, medicine and algorithms seem to be used primarily for social control and the disciplining of labour, rather than enabling us to enjoy new forms of freedom. So, is Brautigan’s dream dead? Are we already living in a completely perverted version of it? Or does the freedom promised in his poem still harbour potential?

Following the performance on 2.6. there will be a discussion with the artists at 21:15 in the Markus Centre.

Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost have been making art together at the interface of performance and installation art since 2018. Using shifts in light, snippets of sound and silence, they compose constantly changing spaces. The performers are often absorbed by these environments or sometimes remain completely absent. In 2021, Veldhuis and Provoost performed SUN-SET at auawirleben.

Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost are part of Bring a Friend as a nominating artits. As part of this format, they curated Marieke&Sophia Guilty of Love, which is shown at Schlachthaus Theatre on 24. & 25.5.

Easy Read

Today, many things are done by machines and computers. This makes people freer and they have more time for other things. But machines also control a lot of things. This limits the freedom. The play by Ezra and Bosse deals this topic in images, light, music and movement, but without text.



Concept, Light, Scenography: Ezra Veldhuis, Bosse Provoost
Choreography: Nathan Ooms, Bosse Provoost, Ezra Veldhuis
With: Estefanía Álvarez Ramírez, Jayson Batut, Nathan Ooms
Costume Design & Objects: Carly Rae Heathcote
Sound Design: Benne Dousselaere
Outside Eye: Marc Vanrunxt
Set: Sibran Sampers, Remco Wuyts
Technical Coordination: Wim Bernaers Praktikum
Dramaturgy: Cesar Vromman

Production: Hiros

Coproduction: C-TAKT, NEXT Festival, auawirleben Theaterfestival Bern, Kunstenwerkplaats, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, CAMPO, Perpodium, Kraagsteen

Supported by: Kunstencentrum BUDA, De Grote Post, Le Bamp, STUK, Kunst/Werk

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