ha ha ho ho

plastic, laughter, video, 2012

This was a collaborative project with Sue Ansari RN ,  a Laughing Yoga practitioner and instructor. She is one of the first six students in the USA who studied with the founder of the practice, Dr. Kataria of India. On the night of February 8, 2012, thirty-two participants gathered in the DEPE space of MOCAD for laughing yoga session by Sue Ansari. At the climatic state of laughter, the participants laughed into a large mold carefully sealed. After trapping the laughter, the mold positioned on a rotocaster, was filled quickly with plastic and rotated. The large smiling head was cast with the laughter capsulated within.

photographs taken by Corine Vermeulen-Smith and a still from the video

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