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Joseph Paris | FILMS
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Art-video for the adaptation to the Theatre, by Benjamin Lazar, of Chants de Maldoror by Lautréamont.

  • A show by Benjamin Lazar
  • Performing arts · 2023
  • With Benjamin Lazar
  • Art-video: Joseph Paris
  • Scenography: Adeline Caron
  • Artistic collaboration: Jessica Dalle
  • Musical composition: Pedro Garcia-Velasquez
  • Sound creation: Augustin Muller
  • Sound engineer: Étienne Graindorge
  • Lights: Camille Mauplot
  • Production : Compagnie Le Théâtre de l’Incrédule
  • Coproduction : Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet

Mysterious, untamed, burning and multiple, the work of the Comte de Lautréamont was first of all the revolt of a young man seated at his piano in a Parisian hotel room in the middle of the 19th century. Starting from this initial image, Benjamin Lazar embarks, in words and music, “to meet the character of Maldoror and the world he inhabits”, to re-enchant the famous Chants de Maldoror.
Alone in a small Parisian bedroom, at the end of the 19th century, a very young man writes an evil text at night, playing furious chords on a rented piano. The doors of the unconscious, opened on the art of the 20th century, will not close. Alone in his theater room, Benjamin Lazar, alias Isidore Ducasse, alias the Count of Lautréamont, alias Maldoror, unfolds with precision the darkness of song, visions and metamorphoses.