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Sprung Spring

Saturday 10 August - Saturday 12 October

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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Free

Tim Bromage
Philippa Brown
Marcos Chaves
Rebbeca Gould
George Manson
Nightshift International

Talks and Performances by
Sian Robinson Davies, Mel Brimfield, Tim Bromage.

Launch: Friday 9th August
Open: Saturday 10th August – Saturday 12th October

Sometimes laughter is our only possible escape from tensions that have become unbearable. Laughing works as a way to spin the uncomfortable into the enjoyable; or to enjoy the discomfort in a perverse way. Humour emerges from moments of awkward tension, awkward tension that can become unbearable before it becomes funny.

Then there are moments when a crucial part of a plan is missing, when we see someone falter in their ambition, or when an ugly part of a structure exposes itself. It can feel as if a whole world collapses in a mess. In that moment, after some clumsy goof, as the veil of composure is pulled away and we see a person hurriedly try to gather themselves together, we see human vulnerability. Awkward and beautiful, and at the same time funny. The structure of humour, the structure of a joke, is often based on a failure, a misunderstanding, or something unexpected, ugly or taboo.

SPRUNG SPRING embraces these processes of failure, exposure, and humour, embracing the crude, and perversely enjoying its own awkwardness. It slips between the beautiful, the tragic, and the humorous. This is an exhibition that wants us to think about those moments in the push and pull of humour, the rich fertile ground of failure, and the stage-craft of artworks and jokes.

Details

Start:
Saturday 10 August
End:
Saturday 12 October
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.g39.org

Venue

g39
Oxford St,
CARDIFF, CF24 3DT
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Phone:
+44 (0) 29 2047 3633
Website:
www.g39.org

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g39