An essay on the singular universe of the director, scenographer, choreographer, puppeteer and visual artist Gisèle Vienne.
Bernard Vouilloux, professor of French literature at the Faculty of Letters (Paris IV) of the Sorbonne University, has focused his research on the relationship between the verbal and the visual, literature and painting, poetics and aesthetics. In addition to numerous articles, he has published about twenty books.
Gisèle Vienne (born 1976 in Charleville-Mézières, France, lives and works in Paris) is a franco-austrian choreographer, director and visual artist. After graduating in Philosophy, she studied at the puppeteering school Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. She works regularly with, among other, the writer Dennis Cooper, the musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O'Malley, and the light designer Patrick Riou.
She directs numerous performances with her company founded in 1999. Since 2005, she has been frequently exhibiting her photographs and installations.