Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
7 – 9 pm
With Beverly Fre$h, Brian Hubble, Vivian Lee, Tucker Marder, Thom Moran, and Mike Perry
Laughter, giggles, grins, and smirks – actions that often originate as spontaneous and instinctive expressions of amusement – create a sense of self-awareness. That which we find funny can be genuinely ground-breaking, changing people’s perspectives by signaling common spaces of understanding.
Humor is a subversion of conventions. Seldom the focus in dominant discourses of art, design, and architecture, there is a recurring interest in the explorations of irony, satire, and the grotesque as a means of critique of the status quo. Humor has a unique and particular potency in responding to turbulent political moments. It can deflect anger, serve as therapy in the face of traumatic events, and undermine prevailing ideologies. Can humor also promote new forms of a more optimistic practice, able to overcome anger, yet effective enough to produce change?
Presented during Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room, an installation by Freeman & Lowe that explores the spatial and contextual possibilities of humor, Cabaret Series: ha ha ha (The Funny, the Witty, and the Grotesque) invites artists, architects, designers, and curators to explore the intersections between humor, art, and architecture through performance and discussion.
All Storefront events are free and open to the public.
For more information about the event and participants, visit: http://storefrontnews.org/programming/cabaret-series-ha-ha-ha-the-funny-the-witty-and-the-grotesque/
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