The Alchemy of Comedy... Stupid: Starring David Alan Grier

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"Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy . . . Stupid" documents a multi-channel installation by contemporary video artist Edgar Arceneaux. Centered on video footage of popular comedian David Alan Grier, the artwork examines the nuances and structures of comedy routines, jokes, and humor itself. Arceneaux shot footage of Grier over the course of a week performing at three sites in Chicago; the resulting artwork calls into question the relationship between performer and audience, comedy and comedian, and laughter and pathos. ...

The Alchemy of Comedy... Stupid: Starring David Alan Grier 2007, Whitewalls, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780945323112

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