Das Lachen der Antonia Baehr
Filmdokumentation · Lecture Performance · Gespräch
In the frame of Open Spaces - Laughing & Loving
In the film documentary, »Das Lachen der Antonia Baehr«, biologist Silke Kipper brings into view the special value of the stage as a place of laughter research, in mutual exchange with the artist. In the following lecture performance Antonia Baehr refers to her performance »Laugh« (2008), in which she explores this expression as a sovereign entity, in separation from causal baggage; jokes, tickles, narrative, humor looking at the thing itself: the sound and shape, the music, choreography and drama, the rhythm. Laughter as a group phenomenon and simultaneously as an object of empirical examinations reveals a seemingly endless richness of facets.
I like to laugh. I laugh often. I am often seen laughing.
Lecture Performance by and with Antonia Baehr | Talk: Antonia Baehr with Bettina Knaup | Filmdocumentation: »Das Lachen der Antonia Baehr«, a project by Europäische Medienwissenschaft in cooperation with fabrik Potsdam with EMW students supervised by Prof. Anne Quirynen, Fachhochschule Potsdam/Universität Potsdam | This presentation is supported by radialsystem.
Duration: 120 minutes