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multimedia solo-performance

25 min

In this eclectic performance combining elements of drag and burlesque with video and spoken-word-poetry, as well as playing with references to old folk tales and contemporary pop culture, the transdisciplinary artist and performer Valerie Reding takes the public on a dreamy, absurd, intimate, sometimes dystopian and other times freeing journey, asking: what is love, actually? 


lovefool is a humorous, sensitive and critical reflection on how our patriarchal, heteronormative, capitalist, individualistic and consumerist society impacts our interpersonal relationships. What ideals, values and beliefs are sold to us through pop culture? How can we free ourselves from societal norms, power structures and gender stereotypes and learn to love each other with generosity and care?

concept, artistic direction, performance, video, text & costumes: 

Valerie Reding

video teaser:

text and video by Valerie Reding, with music by Tyler Holmes

production & diffusion: 



excerpts from monsters and smile! by Tyler Holmes, Human by Sevdaliza, I Put A Spell On You by Catherine Ringer and Iggy Pop, Lovefool by The Cardigans, Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus, Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé, Wannabe by Spice Girls, You’re The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, Oops! … I Did It Again by Britney Spears & I Want To Know What Love Is by Mariah Carey


production assistance: 

Nico Dubosson


partners & financial support: 

Centre Culturel Suisse (CWB Paris), Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (CCS Paris), Grand Studio Bruxelles, Istituto Svizzero Milano, Le 140, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Werkstipendium Stadt Zürich, Tanzhaus Zürich

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