- Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
- Performed by
- Aurélia Thierrée
There is plenty of humour and a spark of absurdity in Victoria Thierrée Chaplin’s world. For the new show, Aurélia Thierrée gets inside the skin of a kleptomaniac.
In 2016, James Thierrée enthralled us with La Grenouille avait raison – The Frog was right. Now, it is his sister Aurélia who is opening the door to her imagination, with its shades of poetic unease. Plunged into the world of a kleptomaniac, this multifaceted artist finds herself manipulated by the objects she steals, under their influence.
These objects belong to a world which has a mind of its own. A coat rack gets up and walks. Chairs and a table slide, and slip away, while a wall opens and a pair of dancers emerge. A dress suddenly takes on a life of its own… Here is where the bizarre rubs shoulders with the supernatural; all kinds of mirages to make you smile and dream. In Bells and Spells, there is no place for logic, reason, or sobriety. Aurélia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez take us through hallucinatory lands; libertarian countries where surreal humour is combined with a sense of the otherworldly.