Event

I AM COMEDY

3 Jul 2009

Event times

starts at 7pm

Cost of entry

£5 (full event), £3 (second half)

Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.

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Hosted by Kim Noble (Noble and Silver), this event is the culmination of a multi-locational project combining event, residency, commissioning, exhibition and screenings curated by Toby Huddlestone. The evening will incorporate live hosting and performance by Kim Noble, a live performance by Bedwyr Williams, screenings by Olaf Breuning and Frank Koolen, a youtube battle between the curator and the Arnolfini and live music to finish in the form of Vexkiddy. A resultant podcast will be made available through the internet afterwards. I AM COMEDY launched as a project in Holland in late 2008 investigating artists who use humour through their practice to explore the human condition and their own identity as a way of relating to the world. Many of the previously selected artists involve themselves explicitly as either narrator or actor through their work, often using video and live performance as a medium to explore duration and timing; an essential facet in constructing comedy. This seemingly optimistic means of surviving by simply laughing at life is somewhat more tragic deep down as each work delves into a different arena of the artist's inherent quotidian fabric. All the artist's selected have one thing in common — they want to make us laugh at their interventions and attempts to understand the everyday.

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