Antonia Baehr - Rire / Laugh / Lachen LP 25623
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Antonia Baehr - Rire / Laugh / Lachen LP 25623
Antonia Baehr is a choreographer, filmmaker and dramaturge. What characterizes her is a non-disciplinary work and a method of collaboration with different people, using a game-structure with switching roles: each person is alternately director / author and performer for the other one. She graduated in Film- and Media Arts at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Valie Export (1996) and obtained a DAAD-grant and a Merit Scholarship for the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. There she completed her Master in Performance with Lin Hixson of the performance group Goat Island and began collaborating with William Wheeler. Since 2000 she is based in Berlin.

"I like to laugh. I laugh often. I am often seen laughing."

Laugh is a piece about laughing as laughing. For the length of the piece Antonia Baehr explores this expression as a sovereign entity, in separation from causal baggage; jokes, tickles, narrative, humor, joy, looking at the thing itself: the sound and shape, the music, choreography and drama, the rhythm and the gesture of laughter. Comedy is not her goal, but contamination is an unavoidable by-product that sometimes contagiously trades sides of the ‘fourth wall’.

"Rire/Laugh/Lachen" premiered in April 2008 at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, France.

Published by Gallerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Ferrara and Xing, Bologna.

Edition of 300 numbered copies.