1 February 2018
12 Works by Lara Chamas
Lara Chamas | (S)laughter | video still | 2015
Deploying humour to disrupt the aesthetic of authority built into these figures, (S)laughter features a soldier who is laughing and shooting transforms into a clown, and finally a soldier-clown. The titular wordplay comments on misconduct in the military. The juxtaposition of comedy and violence in combination with the invasive laughter mimicking the shooting of a gun implicates the viewer in a tragicomic way.