Julie LaPalme

1999, 12:00 minutes, colour, English


Embedded in the Bed Box Theatre are interlinked stories. The Story of the Bed Box Theatre tells of the emergence of a female voice and active performance, as a girl finds a theatre nestled in the spiral skeleton of her bed. The animation, The Cuckoo in the Staircase ~ Gabriel Said is a tale of a woman’s creativity and choice-making, in a parallel scenario of a saintly happening with an alternate twist. A winding staircase, Cuckoo birds, Virginia Woolf, Books, Bingo and Polka Shoes surface through the dreams in the Bed Box Theatre. The computer becomes a tool for navigating through a miniaturized architecture in a landscape of memory and the imaginary.

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