I have just completed a four week course on humour in art videos called LAUGHTER IN THE DARK, but there weren’t many laughs!. However the last night was the best, particularly as we looked at several pieces of work by Dave Sherry.
We saw a series of short video works by Dave Sherry nearly all of which I found funny and a bit edgy in one way or another. Most of the ones we saw are not in the clips included below..I particularly liked one where he set himself up behind a table with a clipboard, paper and pens and a big sign saying COMPLAINTS and members of the public would come and tell him their complaint, totally random!.
The picture below is from his website, but captures his deadpan humour. It is titled:
Living the dream after death. Performance, 2010 GAK Bremen