12 Works by Lara Chamas

1 February 2018


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.





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