Documentary film with interviews of 17 clowns who tell their stories in relation to laughter and humor.
06. 05. 2022, 7pm
Open memories, expressive channels, bodies in motion, in search of pleasure and the expression of a laugh with presence, wide, hard and completely healing and spiritual. A laugh that reconnects us and returns us to care and sisterhood among all. Remembering our origin, from a circular exploration of what the journey towards wild comedy is.
Voices of diverse, different and plural personalities. Seventeen women from different parts of Latin America tell us how laughter is crossed in their contexts and how they make it a tool of resistance to heteropatriarchy.
Exhibition with works by
Mika Karhu (video)
Toolbox Kabinett: Jan Bejšovec (textile art)
Vernissage: 29 October 2021, 7pm
Opening Times: Mi–Sa 15-19 h
An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed
“Thoughtlessness – carefree indifference, hopeless confusion or complacent repetition of ‘truths’ turned flat and empty – seems to be the most striking character of our time […] I suggest something very simple, not more than that we think about what we do.”
40 x 30 cm
appliqués and hand-embroidery on stretcher frame
The German-Jewish photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt succeeded in revealing a portrait of the notorious National Socialist in Geneva in 1933 during a visit by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels to the League of Nations in Geneva. Goebbels fixed the photographer full of hatred and thereby lost his bourgeois mask for a moment.
Through the strong abstraction of the original photo and the reduction to his face, Goebbels hateful gaze is further accentuated in the textile image. The reduction to a few sharp-edged shapes and the contrast of black and white sharpen the image‘s message. Hand-embroidered surfaces create an additional profile depth on the superimposed textile applications.