Laughing Hole, A Performance by La Ribot
Spanish artist and choreographer La Ribot has gathered elements from dance, avant-garde theater and performance art to create a controlled situation where language and expression are dislodged. In Laughing Hole, a large number of cardboard signs carpet the floor of the gallery where three women amble in continuous laughter using the signs to interact with the audience. As the performance unfolds, the laughter turns into an ambiguous sound indistinguishable from weeping, and the walls of the gallery space are covered with language, enveloping audience and performers alike.
In this six hour performance, the audience is invited to drop in at any point and remain in the gallery space for as long as they wish.
BCAM, Level 3 | 12–6 pm | Free, no reservations
La Ribot – US tour (February–March, 2013) is an initiative of In>Time Performance, Chicago; Flash Art International; LACMA. La Ribot’s U.S. tour is supported by Fluxum Foundation–Cynthia Odier, Geneva; the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; the Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago; Swissnex, San Francisco; and Acción Cultural Española, Madrid. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland, Chicago, and the Consulate General of Switzerland, Los Angeles.
La Ribot is supported by La Ville de Genève, La République et Canton de Genève, Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.