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Hotel Mariakapel on Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:28:25 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] invitation: I am Comedy (screening: Worm, Rotterdam this wednesday / screening W139 this thursday + exhibition)

You are cordially invited to: I am Comedy

I am Comedy is a project at multiple locations that combines
residency, exhibition and screenings curated by Toby Huddlestone

"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

I am Comedy investigates artists who
involve themselves explicitly as either narrator or actor to explore
the human condition and their own identity through humour. This seemingly
optimistic means of surviving by simply laughing at life is somewhat
more tragic deep down. All the artist's selected have one thing in
common – they want to make us laugh at their interventions and attempts
to understand the everyday.

Freud believed that humour often acts
as a cover up for deeper, more tragic psychological states. Many of
the artists in this project use humour as a diversion for more hidden
philosophies – nihilistic and futile in the case of Nim-jo Chung and
Juanan Eguiguren, buoyant and celebratory in the case of Frank Koolen
and Voss and Souden and social and political through the work of Olaf
Breuning, Tellervo and Oliver Kalleinen and Otto Karvonen.

Screenings with Olaf Breuning, Nim-jo Chung, Juanan Eguiguren, Oliver
and Tellervo Kalleinen, Otto Karvonen, Frank Koolen, Roy Voss and Tom
Souden, Bedwyr Williams
Worm, Rotterdam: Wednesday 12.11.08  {AT}  20:30 (doors 19:30)
W139, Amsterdam: Thursday 13.11.08  {AT}  20:30 (doors 19:30)
HMK (Hotel MariaKapel): Saturday 13.12.08  {AT}  16:00

We Are Comedy
Exhibition with: Nim-jo Chung, Juanan Eguiguren, Frank Koolen, Bedwyr Williams
HMK (Hotel MariaKapel), Korte achterstraat 2a, Hoorn, Nederlands
Preview/Opening: Sunday 23.11.08  {AT}  16:00
Opening hours: 23.11.08 – 14.12.08, Thu-Fri 18:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00

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