Picture: John Sisson

Picture: John Sisson

Picture: Ursula Kaufmann

Picture: Ursula Kaufmann

La Ribot

Laughing Hole

Three performers in coloured cleaner’s smocks are working their way through hundreds of cardboard signs that lie covering the floor. They hold up one sign after another before sticking them to the wall, filling the room with often politically tendentious phrases and slogans: “die here”, “Gaza party”, “immigrant on sale” or “impotent terror”. Meanwhile the performers of this absurd, existential durational performance laugh continuously for six hours to the point of exhaustion. An intense, disturbing experience, “Laughing Hole” was created as a reaction to the illegal U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay and the ideology with which it is connected.

Shown as a part of the RETROSPECTIVE LA RIBOT: Occuuppatiooon!
Current Performances
Sat 12.08.2017 | 14:00 | Sophiensæle
Artistic Direction La Ribot
Sound Design Clive Jenkins
Sound Fernando de Miguel
With Tamara Alegre, Olivia Csiky Trnka, Ruth Childs
Lighting Eric Wurtz
Technical Direction Marie Prédour

Production Galería Soledad Lorenzo – Madrid
La Ribot – Genève: Production Direction & Public Relations Sara Cenzual
Administration Gonzague Bochud
Distribution Nicky Childs / Artsadmin, London
Distribution Spain / South America Paz Santa Cecilia / Magale prod, Madrid
Distribution Visual Art Angel Varela
Duration 360 Min
Admission possible at any time

La Ribot is being supported by Ville de Genève, République et canton de Genève and Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

With kind support of Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

In cooperation with Sophiensæle.