14 Jul Alex Cuffe: No Joke
20/7/14 – 17/8/14
Opening Sunday the 20th July at 6pm
No Joke is retrospective look into the use of humour, within practice, to subvert and code content. In the progression of my practice I’ve found solace within the Pun, with dry wit and the cringe worthy one liner. But how can one be taken seriously if one doesn’t take oneself seriously. Therein lies the problem. What is it to use humour to disarm content and is this the best approach for a contemporary practice? No Joke takes a past tense look into this process, and brings together previous work around the theme, paying homage to humour and irony. What will happen when you pack your rubber chicken away in all seriousness? All you can do in a time like this is laugh. Ha.