still from Same Joke, Different Time Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download image
  • Robertson, Drew
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Art History, Studio Art
  • This is from the final part of the of the Same Joke series. It is entitled Same Joke, Different Time. I am reciting the joke again, this time for thirty minutes without pause. In this work I explore how duration would affect the joke. I repeat it almost exactly the same way each time, to the point where it becomes automatic. The focus of this piece is the ways in which my body changes. When I begin I am holding myself upright my eyes sparkling with a smile on my face. As I repeat the joke over and over fatigue sets in. I start to slouch, my eyes are not as widely open as they were and they appear tired, my face deflates. I hope that as the viewer sees these changes and they start to feel affected in the same way and we start to mirror one another.
Date of publication
Resource type
  • Art
Rights statement
  • In Copyright
  • dimensions variable
  • digital video