CHAMBRE NOIRE is a wild hallucination around the death-bed of Valerie Jean Solanas (1936-1988): the most beautiful girl in America, the talented psychology student who spent her life going in and out of mental institutions, the first intellectual whore, writer, radical feminist, creator of the SCUM Manifesto, the woman who shot Andy Warhol… A character that is complex, multi-sided, outrageous, and absolutely human.
Inspired by Sara Stridsberg novel The Dream Faculty, which she received the Nordic Council Literature Prize for in 2007, this performance is a duet featuring celebrated puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen. With life-sized puppets, broken songs, video-projections, a good dose of humor, and a desert of solitude.
Chambre Noire is a coproduction with Figurteatret i Nordland (NO)
Directed by Yngvild Aspeli
Actress Puppeteer: Yngvild Aspeli
Percussionist: Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen
Dramaturg: Pauline Thimonnier
Music: Guro Moe Skumsnes Moe
Puppets: Yngvild Aspeli, Pascale Blaison & Polina Borisova
Costumes: Sylvia Denais
Lighting Designer: Xavier Lescat
Video Designer: David Lejard-Ruffet
Sound Design and Video Manager: Antony Aubert
Light Manager: Alix Weugue
“A theatrical stroke of genius”
“A complete and unavoidable work”.
★★★★★ toutelaculture.com (f)
“… the mastermind behind this work could have been Bruno Schulz.”
– Teatralia.com (pl)
Performed in English.
Guro Moe Skumsnes Moe
MUSIKALSK REGI, LYDDESIGN
Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen
Figurteater i Nordland