A very special show at the Rotondes this week makes brilliant use of life-size puppetry, projections and music.
Despite its French title, “Chambre Noir” (photo by Stas Levshin) is a multimedia show in English. Based on Swedish author Sara Stridsberg’s book “Valerie: A Novel in the US, The Faculty of Dreams”, the show explores the outrageous personality that was Valerie Jean Solanas--perhaps most famous as the woman who shot Andy Warhol.
This “stunning work of art”--as The New York Times puts it--features life-sized marionettes and film projections and has been described as a “raging hallucination”. It is packed with melodrama, melancholy and a healthy dose of black humour. Watch the trailer here: