MARVELOUS is a fashion and culture magazine created by a team of three artists and published in the form of a public reading by its editor in chief, Bryan Campbell.
Using both their experiences as consumers of fashion publishing and their more or less amateur skills in the production of written and graphic material, the artists took on the role of commercial publishers. MARVELOUS was thus born through a “Do It Yourself” process that was both carefully analytic and supremely playful, a method of creation in resonance with the culture of drag kings and queens, in which imitation, appropriation, and plagiarism serve to access this commercial form of visual and textual language.
MARVELOUS is published as a performance, taking the form of a guided reading in the collective theatre space. Passing through several modes of performing text, vocal affects, and body states, the editor in chief questions how one can position oneself toward this material that produces as much frustration as it does desire, dealing in notions of expertise, economic access, and psychologies of persuasion and seduction.
Conception and Performance /“Editor in Chief” Bryan Campbell
Artistic Assistance /“Managing Editor” Jacob Peter Kovner
Graphic Design and Projections / “Layout Editor” Matthieu Delahausse
Outside Eye / “Senior Editor” Stéphane Bouquet
Technical Director Arnaud Le Breton
Executive production Météores
Administration, production Charlotte Giteau
Production, tour, development Sandrine Barrasso
PACT Zollverein (Essen D) ; Honolulu (Nantes FR) ; Au bout du plongeoir (Rennes-Métropole FR) in the frame of a cooperation between the city of Nantes and Rennes-Métropole.
In collaboration with
Workshop Foundation (Budapest ) in the frame of a Wild Card residency, a Jardin d’Europe project, with support from the European Commission ; Rethink Dance (Oslo) ; Micadanses (Paris FR) ; Edifício, a collaborative residency program with O Rumo do Fumo and Forum Dança (Lisbon) with support f rom DEPARTS ; workspacebrussels (Brussels)
Centre National de la Danse (Pantin) ; Ménagerie de Verre (Paris)
December 12, 2014 – PACT Zollverein – Essen (Germany) – preview
June 18, 2015 – Kaaistudios Brussels (Belgium) – preview
April 4, 2016 – Artdanthé – Théâtre de Vanves
October 7 & 8, 2016 – Montévidéo – Actoral – Marseille
June 12, 2017 – Festival Latitudes Contemporaines – Lille
June 17, 2018 – Festival Uzès Danse – La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie
May 18, 2019 – Taking Place – Montreal arts intercultural – Montréal (Canada)
Photo : ©Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker