Ezra Veldhuis,
Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost,
Bosse Provoost,
B, E,
Ezra Veldhuisc Oshin Albrecht
Bosse Provoost Oshin Albrecht
VDE0014 © Kurt van der Elst

Moore Bacon! (2015) is the second per­for­man­ce Bosse Provoost made with Kobe Chielens.

The ques­ti­on at the basis of this per­for­man­ce was: how can a body on sta­ge (see­min­gly) trans­cend the limita­ti­ons of its ana­to­my and appear as uncan­ny, abstrac­ted, rup­tu­red or fluid as bodies in sto­ne (Henry Moore), paint (Francis Bacon) or ani­ma­ted film (Walerian Borowczyk)?

To tac­kle this ques­ti­on, Kobe Chielens and Bosse Provoost appea­led to the con­trol that a black box exerts over its visi­tors. Most audi­to­ri­ums allow a maxi­mum of dark­ness and silen­ce, and the dis­tan­ce from a spec­ta­tor to an ima­ge can be mea­su­red pre­ci­se­ly.
A cand­le, a stro­be and a red bicy­cle light are the only sour­ces of light.

In the per­for­man­ce, a nak­ed body is sub­jec­ted to an inter­play bet­ween the subt­le gra­dients of light and dark­ness. The (head­less) body is see­min­gly torn apart and assu­mes impos­si­ble forms: it stret­ches, shrinks and explo­des, only to pre­sent itself to us again in a new form. The eye of the vie­wer is con­stant­ly play­ed with. Textures, sha­pes and colors emer­ge from the spec­ta­tor’s own ima­gi­na­ti­on rather than from what is actu­al­ly hap­pe­ning on sta­ge. Every act of per­cep­ti­on is, to some degree, an act of creation.

  • 01.06.19
    ACT Festival, Bilbao (ES)
  • 17.03.18
    De Oosterpoort, Groningen (NL)
  • 16.03.18
    Schouwburg de Lawei, Drachten (NL)
  • 15.03.18
    Schouwburg en Filmtheater Agnietenhof, Tiel (NL)
  • 14.03.18
    Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)
  • 13.03.18
    Theater de Veste, Delft (NL)
  • 01.03.18
    Axis Arts Centre, Crewe (UK)
  • 23.02.18
    CC Ghybe, Poeperinge (BE)
  • 08.07.17
    Flare Festival, Manchester (UK)
  • 25—26.11.16
    Jonge Harten Festival, Groningen (NL)
  • 24.11.16
    Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)
  • 28.10.16
    Theater aan de Slinger, Houten (NL)
  • 27.10.16
    Theater De Vest, Alkmaar (NL)
  • 25.10.16
    Zwolse Theaters, Zwolle (NL)
  • 21—22.10.16
    Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 18.10.16
    Stadsschouwburg Groningen (NL)
  • 14.10.16
    Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
  • 12.10.16
    Stadstheater Arnhem (NL)
  • 07.10.16
    Theaters Ins Blau, Leiden (NL)
  • 06.10.16
    Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)
  • 04—05.10.16
    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
  • 30.09.16
    De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)
  • 29.09.16
    Junushoff, Wageningen (NL)
  • 23.09.16
    Pand P, Eindhoven (NL)
  • 16.09.16
    Love At First Sight Festival, Antwerpen (BE)
  • 12—13.08.16
    Boulevard Festival, Den Bosch (NL)
  • 31.07—05.08.16
    Theater Aan Zee, Oostende (BE)
  • 27.06.16
    ITs Festival, Amsterdam (NL)
  • 24.03.16
    TUMULT Festival, CAMPO Victoria,Gent (BE)
  • 20—22.12.15
    LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
  • 20.11.15
    X-TRACT Festival, De Werf, Brugge (BE) (première)
Creation & performance
Kobe Chielens
Bosse Provoost
Abel Provoost
Chantal Pollier
Dramaturgical advice
Bauke Lievens
Many thanks to
Geert Belpaeme, Koenraad Vandersyppe, Kunstencentrum De Werf, De Grote Post, Kunstencentrum BUDA, KASK Drama