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Berlin Laughter Project

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Artwork Title: BERLIN LAUGHTER PROJECT - THE URBAN MERIDIAN OF LAUGHTER – BERLIN, BODY OF ENERGY AND OPTIMISM - Artists Simone Eisler and Norbert Attard, Curator Orlando Britto Jinorio
Year: 2011
Medium: PERFORMANCE, VINYL PHOTOGRAPHIC FLOOR CIRCLES
Dimensions: LOGO CIRCLES 1 METRE DIAMETER
Description/Project Name/Conceptual Statement:

CURATORIAL PROJECTS ON ART AND HEALTH, HOUSE OF WORLD CULTURES + VARIOUS CITY LOCATIONS, BERLIN.

The Berlin Laughter project was a temporary public art work which aimed to interrupt the ordinariness and tension of city life and to inject a sense of joy and optimism in people’s everyday lives as they journeyed through the city/urban environments. The project featured as part of a major international curatorial art event on health and diversity in Berlin in September 2011. The project explored and celebrated the transformative effect of laughter as a free form of health and therapy. It involved video work (babies and various people laughing) on the public transport network (trains), short interactive performances in key sites and a series of logos/ laughter circles which marked out space in the regular pathways through streets and subways. This project was highly interactive and engaged people, creating a greater sense of happiness and well being.

A link to the professional artwork video I JUST WANNA LAUGH which screened on the underground and trains here:

A link to Berlin TV news special on the project (Interview is in German however I talk 1min 40 sec into the video in English)- A professional overview of the project on You Tube here: