by Roee RosenHilarious is set to examine the possibility of dysfunctional humor and laughter stirred when there is no reason to laugh. Hilarious presents a stand up monologue of a female comedian performing live in front of a studio audience. If humor is a mechanism set to cope in particular ways with disturbing, sometimes forbidden topics, this performance not only offsets these structures through their failure, but also offers a different manifestation of these topics, left exposed without the guise of laughter.
Video, 21 minutes, 2010
The script of Hilarious will be published as part of a forthcoming volume entitled “Live and Die as Eva Braun and Other Intimate Stories” (Sternberg Press, 2016). This will be a bilingual (English-German) collection of scripts, prose and political texts, published in relation to the same-names exhibition that just recently closed at the Edith-russ-Haus in Oldenburg. Hilarious - The Script (2010)