“Laughter” is based on reenactments of an old photograph entitled “Laughter (1956) - at the roof garden of Tobu building in Tokyo” - a photo of a group of five people laughing uncontrollably. The project investigates what was so funny at the moment of the capture. No one in the picture remembers and the photographer (Kenji Omori) does not want to speak about the past. The speak is a text based on a five year long letter exchange, between the owner of the original photograph and the artist, from 2010-2014. It tells a contemporary life story from an earthquake afflicted Japan in the perspective of an 80 years old woman. During the years of the letter exchange, the artist has restaged “Laughter” with different groups where the artist belongs, such as friends, colleagues, students and family.
Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen
Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen (b. 1977) is an artist, currently living and working in Aarhus, Denmark. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, 2004. Through a range of media, such as video, text, photography, drawing, and object-based installations, Lyngkær Pedersen examines the various ways in which we understand our identity and make sense of our surroundings. Her practice often revisits themes from science and theories of perception. Lyngkær Pedersen has taken part in several international residency programmes and exhibitions. She has furthermore been engaged in a number of long-term collectives and curatorial projects, including The Production Unit, HOMEWORK and the exhibition space rum46 in Aarhus.
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