The Favourite Jokes
video, 2006, Part of the Impostor series + Living Documents installation
My Favorite Jokes sees my “impostor”, Jacqueline van de Geer, attempting to concoct a stand-up routine based on a list of my personal favorite jokes. Her performance borrows from the conventions of stand-up but completely fails to hit its marks. The result is both painful and hilarious at the same time.
This project has exhibited as part of the installation entitled Living Documents.
To purchase or rent a copy of My Favourite Jokes please contact Robert Lendrum or Vtape.
Performance: Jacqueline van de Geer
Editor: Stefanie Brantner and Robert Lendrum
Make up: Luca Pompilio
2011 Living Documents. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
2010 This is uncomfortable. Gallery TPW. Toronto, ON.
2009 Living Documents. Ryerson Gallery. Toronto, ON.
Exhibition Essays and Press
Moser, Gabrielle. “Night of the Living Documents”. exhibition essay. Eyelevel Gallery. November 4, 2011 – December 10, 2011. reprinted from IMA Gallery (formerly Ryerson Gallery).
Kovacs, Arpi and Gabrielle Moser. “This is uncomfortable”. exhibition essay. Gallery TPW, June 24 – July 31, 2010
Dahms, David. “Potato Salad Radio Show”, CKDU radio, 88.1 FM, Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 19, 2011, Episode 22.
Forsythe, Jamie. “Faking Life”, The Coast, November 3, 2011.