Fantomas: Revenge of the Image

Katie has been serving as the Production Manager for Fantômas: Revenge of the Image since January 2016.

The CalArts Center for New Performance production of Fantômas: Revenge of the Image is a groundbreaking exploration of performance space, spectatorship and the intersection of film, theater, and physical sensation. Based on Fantômas, the fictional phantom bandit and figure of unbounded criminality from French serial literature and film, Fantômas explores urban violence as a facet of the contemporary landscape.

Fantômas: Revenge of the Image world premiered at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China in October 2017 to sold out houses.

Through the creation of an innovative mobile, enclosed audience unit, the production investigates the close relationship between sensation, violence and entertainment in contemporary visual culture. Throughout the production, the audience unit moves through space like a rolling camera dolly and the audience views the performance through an aperture of changing dimensions, not unlike the lens of a camera. The framing of the aperture and movement of the audience unit creates intense sensory effects for the audience.