DOLL / La poupée assassinée
A mise-en-scène curated by Nathalee Paolinelli, for Index, Flower Bar, April 2015, starring Kelly Davis, as Doll, and Phoenix Sigurdson, as GiJoe. Decor by Nathalee Paolinelli.
Part 4 of a Série Noire
During an art opening, I sent a simple "mise-en-scène delivery"...Parked under a bridge near by the gallery, I first sent Doll. All I told her was to move through space as if she was living in the 4th dimension; the space of imagination. Twenty minutes later, I sent Gi-Joe with a paint-ball gun. All I told him was to make a clearing and shoot Doll. As Doll died at the feet of the VIP of the night (RG), by pure chance, and as Doll decided to play dead for longer than welcome (because being killed and playing dead is the ultimate for an actor), the host, (PC), was mortified, thinking Doll and Gi-Joe would ruin his perfect VIP night and as he tried to stop the play several times, and decided with his friend, (because his friend is impressionable and pure and usually goes, without discernment, and in a very cute way, where she thinks the power might be), both undertook to mistreat Doll, the same way children would mistreat the toy in lieu of its owner, while the owner is away...unzipping her dress; throwing away her shoes, pinching her soft body...but because Doll lives in the fourth dimension, she did not feel anything. Plus she was dead anyway. Imagination saves us from falling into the void of human suffering. PC always had this prison security guard about him, his posture. The way he stands as propriator. We are all ''personnages de théâtre'' and some roles are more interesting than others. Our roles change several times a day, depending of our given situation. We can't get out of hierarchies. Not being present at my own performance became a new material in my research about story-telling as the human condition. I enjoyed having my story told to me by my own characters and a few witnesses. An essay in the pastel version of primary colours: Doll's baby blue dress; her wheat blond hair and a little bit of pale blood near the heart.