We invite groups of secondary school students, who wish to jolly in folly, to take part in this workshop-visit which will explore pieces on view in the exhibition Absurd Humour: A Constellation of Folly in Spain, made up of comic artefacts from, among others, Flavita Banana, Francisco de Goya, Chiquito de la Calzada and Gloria Fuertes.
We seriously believe in the importance of laughing hysterically, from the tips of our toenails, taking us to our wits end and going even further until we come out the other side. Jandemorenawer.
Instructions for absurd actions at home:
_ Day 1: At 7:45 pm applaud a member of your family for 3 minutes (PDF)
_ Day 2: Sing a song to a plant (PDF)
_ Day 3: Write an absurd petition on a big piece of paper. Hang the banner out your window and carry out a silent demonstration march at home (PDF)
_ Day 4: Draw your dreams. Give them to someone close by and ask them to interpret them for you (PDF)
_ Day 5: Only use the vowel ‘a’ during lunch. For instance, “pass ma tha salt plaasa” (PDF)
_ Day 6: Silence the television and try to guess what’s being said (PDF)
_ Day 7: Make a list of the food you have eaten over the last 24 hours and put it in the freezer (PDF)
Maximum number of students: 30.
Absurd Humour defines a new constellation of absurd humoristic practices in Spain. Starting out from Goya’s Disparates (The Follies), we take a look at the 20th and 21st centuries through the optic of Ramón Gómez de la Serna in order to espy different artists and humoristic ideas produced in Spain up until the current moment in time.
A MOUSTACHE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Filmoteca Española and CA2M organized a series of events and rereadings of filmic creations that arose around the satirical magazine La Codorniz run by some of the most outstanding voices in absurd humour today.