Jerk is a collaborative artist’s book and audio recording by director Gisele Vienne, author Dennis Cooper, musician Peter Rehberg and performer Jonathan Capdevielle, which translates a previous collaborative theatre work into a violent multimedia disquisition on puppetry, serial killing and homoeroticism. The play and book are based on the Texan serial killer Dean Corll.
As in their theatre works, Jerk/ Through Their Tears, is a multi-faceted exploration of these artists’ combined interest in representing the emotional dissonance of confused, self-destructive, sensation seeking teenagers and the adults who romanticize their darkness, stylize their unhappiness, and take charge of their destruction.
The sound piece Jerk (59’16’’) a free CD included in this book, was commissioned by Franck Smith & Philippe Langlois (ACR) and Danièle Rivière.
This title is part of the Dis Voir, Zagzig Series.