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Featured: Gisèle Vienne (Paris, France)

Gisele Vienne is a puppeteer by training. She trained at the national academy of puppetry arts in Charleville-Mezieres between 1996 and 1999. She founded D.A.C.M. with Etienne Bideau-Rey, whom she met at school. Gisèle Vienne questions the body and creates hybrid forms that use installtion, visual arts, music, life size dolls, puppets, dance and theatre. Her creations repeatedly organize around the concepts of fantasy in opposition to reality. With Etienne Bideau-Rey, they created >Splendid< by Jean Genet (2000), >ShowRoomDummies< (2001), >stereotypy< (2003), and >Veinzen Tranen< (2004). She created >I apologize< at Subsistances Lyon in 2004. The performance consists of different versions of a story told and articulated by a man with his wife and twenty articulated models. >A Beautiful Blonde Child< was conceived for the Festival d’Avignon 2005. The strange >Kindertotenlieder< was created with the American writer Dennis Cooper in 2007. This creation is based around the feast of Saint Nicolas, an Austria ceremony that centers on a street parade of figures representing evil and the afterlife. In 2008, she collaborated again with dennis Cooper on >Jerk<, A dark and comical reenactment of the crimes committed by the American serial killer Dean Corll, with the help of two Texas teens in 1970 . In 2009, she presented >Eternal Idol< in a skating rink.


Creation 2010 ( 2010 )
Eternelle idole ( 2009 )
Showroomdummies( reprise 2009 )
Jerk ( 2008 )
Kindertotenlieder ( 2007 )
Une belle enfant blonde / A young, beautiful blonde girl ( 2005 )
I Apologize ( 2004 )



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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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