Hilarious Hani 1-3, gouache portraits of Hani Furstenberg made for T shirts worm by audience members in Hilarious, 2010
Video, 21 minutes, 2010
Hilarious is set to examine the possibility of dysfunctional humor and laughter stirred when there is no reason to laugh. Hilarious presents a stand up monologue of a female comedian performing live in front of a studio audience. If humor is a mechanism set to cope in particular ways with disturbing, sometimes forbidden topics, this performance not only offsets these structures through their failure, but also offers a different manifestation of these topics, left exposed without the guise of laughter.
Hilarious, 21 minutes, 2010
Detail, The Third Funeral of Roee Rosen, Seen From His Own Viewpoint After Being Buried, With the Ground Transparent, 2010, Oil on Canvas, each 160cm diameter.
Roee Rosen, “Towards the Work Hilarious, Former Cases of Dysfunctional Humor,”
Originally published in Hebrew in Maarvon cinema magazine (2008), and later published in Spanish and English in Constelaciones De Lenguaje, a reader edited by Eduardo Thomas to accompany the Injerto section of Ambulante Film Festival in Mexico (2011)