The artists in Laugh Back use humor to create a symbolic space for transformation in which structures of power and repression are recognized and confronted. Focusing specifically on the practices of self-identifying women, the exhibition reframes the trope of humorless feminist resistance by focusing on deployments of the absurd that disrupt presumed stable discourses.
Participating Artists: Farah Al Qasimi , Natalie Baxter, Deborah Castillo, Kristina Davis, Dynasty Handbag, Jesse Harrod, Jen Liu, Rachel Mason, Jan Mun, Luis Mejico Madhini Nirmal, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Andréa Stanislav, Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour
Softing is a technical term for a haptic process designed to stimulate sensory feedback mechanisms between the self and the other. Commonly performed as physical preparation for mental imagining– to incite systems of play and vulnerability, to make malleable; to limber up, as in the mind