Canned Laughter is an experimental, multidisciplinary project that looks for humor in times of crisis. Forms of humor that won’t make you roar with laughter, but rather make you feel uneasy or uncomfortable. Irony, sarcasm and cynicism are obvious examples. Comedy and crisis seem to have built up a special bond throughout history. Laughter can be seen as the flip side of fear in a period of economic crisis. Comedy becomes a welcome antidote to the precarious conditions of everyday life and the stress and uncertainty that come with it.

Marijke de Roover, Frank & Robbert, Robbert & Frank, Gorilla, Jeroen Jongeleen, Gyz la Rivière, William Ludwig Lutgens, Niels Post, Lieven Segers, Metahaven, Yuri Veerman, Steye Felix, Joost Halbertsma, CMMC



 

 

MARIJKE DE ROOVER, PHOTO: TRENDBEHEER

Canned Laughter
Humor in Crisis

 

 

 

November 1 - 8 2015, Verhalenhuis Bélvèdere, Rotterdam

 

WILLIAM LUDWUG LUTGENS, PHOTO: TRENDBEHEER

   REFT: GYZ LA RIVIÈRE, LIGHT: LIEVEN SEGERS, PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

PERFORMANCE CMMC, PHOTO: KRISTEL VAN DEN HEEDE

 GYZ LA RIVIÈRE, PHOTO: TRENDBEHEER

GYZ LA RIVIÈRE,  PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

EXPOSITIEOVERZICHT,  PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

 DAILY GORILLA, PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

JEROEN JONGELEEN. PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

 METAHAVEN, 'CAN JOKES BRING DOWN GOVERNMENTS?' PHOTO: TRENDBEHEER

   NIELS POST, PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

   MARIJKE DE ROOVER, PHOTO: TRENDBEHEER

FRANK & ROBBERT, ROBBER EN FRANK. PHOTO: RICK MESSEMAKER

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