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"Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York "
  • Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York
  • Video Installation
  • 2006
  • 4 Channel Animation

Comedy of Humours-5"09' 

 

The Comedy of Humours, a four channel animation, departs from notions of memory and theatre. There is the intention to deliver a  critical reading on dialectical processes of theatre by rendering Ben Jonson’s Theatre “The Comedy of Humours” in terms of the “Theatre of the Absurd.” In particular, rendering Jonson’s construction of stereotyped characters(The Sanguine, The Melancholic, The choleric and the Phlegmatic.) in the language of Absurdist writers, such as Samuel Becket, Harold Pinter, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, appropriating from scripts that portray the influence on individuals of an increasingly mechanized and hostile society.