Bryan Campbell is an American artist and performer currently based is Paris. He studied Fine Arts in Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts (New York) and graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). With MARVELOUS he developed both a performance and a magazine. In the performance, Bryan Campbell, editor-in-chief of MARVELOUS, gives a live reading of the magazine. The experience of flipping through its pages is recreated in the collective theatre space. As the performed composition corresponds to the pages of the magazine projected onto a screen in sequence, the structure of the print object influences the rhythm and dramaturgy of the performance. Through a construction of text, voice, and body states, the editor-in-chief explores how one positions him or herself with regard to printed material, dealing in questions 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 / 'Design Editor' Matthieu Delahausse | outside eye / 'Senior Editor' Stéphane Bouquet | production / 'Finance Director' Nicole Bardohl | exhibition Consulting / “Event Planner” Fred Morin
in collaboration with workspacebrussels (Brussels) | coproduction PACT Zollverein (Essen D); Honolulu (Nantes FR) and Au Bout du Plongeoir (Rennes-Métropole FR) in the frame of a collaboration between the city of Nantes and Rennes-Métropole | in collaboration with Workshop Foundation (Budapest HU) in the frame of a Wild Card residency, a Jardin d’Europe project with support from the European Cultural Commission, Rethink Dance (Oslo NO), Micadanses (Paris FR), Edifício, a collaboration between O Rumo do Fumo and Forum Dança (Lisbon PT) | with support from DEPARTS and workspacebrussels (Brussels BE)