Introducing “Prometheus – Landscape II.” This is Glasstress 2011 artist, Jan Fabre’s latest stage production, scheduled to premiere at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University January 20th-30th, 2011.
The central image of the show is of Prometheus, bound and suspended high above the stage throughout the full 90-minute production. Symbolizing the artist bound by society’s contradictions: freedom of expression versus obedience to order, Prometheus, the bringer of fire to man, is also a symbol of creation and destruction. The story was concieved, co-written, and directed, and set directed by Fabre.
Jan Fabre (born 1958, Antwerp, Belgium) is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist, playwright, stage director, choreographer and designer. His decoration of the ceiling of the Royal Palace in Brussels Heaven of Delight (made out of one million six hundred thousand jewel-scarab wing cases) is widely praised. In 2004 he erected Totem, a giant bug stuck on a 70 foot steel needle, on the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven.