In The Misses and Me, Antonia Baehr is following her video-double’s order to laugh for 7 minutes. But, as her performance doesn’t satisfy her video-mastress, she teaches three male clones of herself the art of laughing without natural stimulus. The motiveless, pure laughter is contaminating and soon jumps over to the audience’s side, so that the two spaces – stage and stand – become the mirror images of one another.
The Misses and Me
by Antonia Baehr
with William Wheeler, Sean Gallero, François Bucher, Taylor, Antonia Baehr
Premiere: The Cultural Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1999
Further performances: School of The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA show, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1999
Festival “Auf Eine Art lll“, KuLe Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1999