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Chaos is a constant threat in Madness of Day, a piece for one actor, live videofeed and live sound, based on a text by French writer Maurice Blanchot. In a room menaced by its own hyper normality, a man is exposed to the terror of erosion and disappearance. At the heart of his confrontation with the eyeshattering lights of reason and unreason, are echoes of the current US metapolitical climate in a text that deals (perhaps!) with war, torture, totalitarianism and collective amnesia, and whose secret historical backdrop is shot through with memories of Vichy and the Algerian War. Multiple cameras constellate the space; the audience is cast as potential captor/judge/voyeur/intruder amid walls gleaming with images at play of what seems to be the architecture of an unbearable loneliness and disorientation.

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