Ivo van Hove & Jan Versweyveld – All about Theatre about Film
Sep 2021 – Jan 2022
Unexpected connections between cinema and other art forms is a subject of interest at Eye. That is why the museum has invited Ivo van Hove and Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition based on the many theatre performances they have made from film scripts. They often draw inspiration from major figures of film, among them Marguerite Duras, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Luchino Visconti and Sidney Lumet. Van Hove did not rewatch their films but reread the scenarios and turned them into stage plays. Together with scenographer Jan Versweyveld, Van Hove now examines the relationship between film and theatre in more depth. With film projections, models, photographs and an array of associative atmospheres, the plays acquire a new dimension in the exhibition space. Eye is also compiling a film programme together with Ivo van Hove and Jan Versweyveld.