AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractDouble Act: Art and Comedy explores how comedy helps us to shape meaning and negotiate the complexities of everyday life. Humour is a way of binding people together: providing consolation, a sense of shared experience and a powerful weapon of resistance. But, what we find funny can also be cruel, hateful, establishing symbolic boundaries that divide people into distinct groups, setting those with power against those without. The show draws together artists from diverse cultural and political contexts, each sharing an interest in humour as a resource to animate their art practice and to connect with an audience.
CitationMarmalade, G. (2016) 'Green fingered: Seed series' [Exhibition]. Double Act: Art and Comedy, The Bluecoat, Liverpool and The MAC, Belfast, 9th April - 31st July.