New project ‘Tricyclic Transform’ at Instants Video, Marseilles, France

A draft cut of my ‘Tricyclic Transform’ video will play at Instants Video Festival in Marseilles (France). This year’s theme is ‘For a free circulation of bodies and desire’ (‘Pour une libre circulation des corps et des désirs’).

‘Tricyclic Transform’ will play on Saturday November 8th at 15h30, part of their gender-themed short film programme ‘Quel(s) genre(s) d’individus sommes-nous?’

‘Tricyclic Transform’ documents the creation and self-destruction of my ‘biologically-challenged drag-queen’ alter-ego Miss Liliane. ‘Tricyclic Transform’ theatricalizes the experience of being genderqueer: the character on screen tries to negotiate restrictive gender-roles by performing symbolic rituals, but the inability of their mind to comfortably inhabit any predefined role causes them to get trapped in an endless loop of repeated, pointless gestures. This mini-performance is a step towards a one-person musical cabaret show still in development.

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‘Tricyclic Transform’ documente la création et l’auto-destruction de mon alter-ego “drag-queen biologiquement défaillante” Miss Liliane. “Tricyclic Transform” théatrâlise l’expérience d’être genderqueer: le personnage à l’écran essaie de négocier des roles de genre restrictifs par des rituels symboliques, mais l’incapacité de leur esprit d’habiter confortablement aucun rôle prédéfini les amène à se retrouver piégé dans une boucle sans fin de gestes inutiles et répétés. Cette mini-performance est une étape vers un spectacle solo de cabaret musical encore en développement.

*** Musicians wanted! ***

The video below is a draft cut and marked as ‘pending soundtrack’. The soundtrack is designed to be me singing ‘What makes a man a man’, but I’m held back by my complete inability to play an instrument.

If you are a musician (ideally a piano player, but anything goes, we can make it work together with a bit of creative thinking) into dark cabaret/jazz/queer performance, and interested in collaborating on video soundtracks and ultimately live performance, I’d love to hear from you!

*** Thank you! ***

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