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Laughing on the Inside: Leah McInnis @ The Ministry of Casual Living Nov 9 2018

Fri. November 9th 2018 - Sun. November 11th 2018 The Ministry of Casual Living 858 Devonshire Road
Free (All Ages) Sat/Sun, 12-5pm gallery viewing hours

Opening: Friday 9th November 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7-11pm

Leah McInnis
Laughing on the Inside
November 9-11, 2018 (as part of Makeshift Festival)
Ministry of Casual Living Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt Industrial Park
Opening - Friday, November 9, 7-11pm
Viewing - Saturday, November 10, 12-5pm, Sunday, November 11, 12-5pm

Laughing on the Inside is a multidisciplinary installation coming from the proposition of having punchlines without jokes. Would these one liners remain funny? What stories can be conjured up from an isolated quip? This work explores different forms of comedy in relation to lineage as a way to time travel (such as stealing your grandma's joke, but confusing the details). This thinking was developed over the summer of 2018, during an experimental field school residency on the Gaspé Peninsula, which also happens to be the region the artist’s family inhabited for centuries. Going with the intention of communicating with rocks, McInnis instead turned away from the coast and towards the architecture of churches and farmhouses. This brought forth insights of deep time, genetic memory of space, and the cosmic joke. By employing the architecture of the gallery to physically create the work in this exhibition, the artist presents situational comedy.

Part of the Makeshift Textile Festival -
Supported by the CRD Arts Development Service Project Grant program -

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Thursday Nov. 15th

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Friday Nov. 16th

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Friday Nov. 23rd

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Sunday Nov. 25th

Opening: Opening reception Sunday Nov 25 from 1-4 pm.

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