CLAUDIA COMTE
HAHAHA

BEX & ARTS TRIENNALE, BEX, SWITZERLAND
APRIL 2014 – OCTOBER 2014Made of 18 tree trunks all 600 cm tall and 50cm wide, HAHAHA, is an outdoor sculpture commissioned by the Bex & Arts triennale in Bex (CH) in 2014. The work was the first in the artists series of palindrome trunk sentences.On 5. October 2015, Comte activated the large-scale sculpture with a performance, and later video work, that records HAHAHA being set alight while two pianists play a rendition of La Dance Macabre. As the flames intensify, a daredevil motocross rider jumps through the burning letters speeding between the pianos and moving in and out of frame.

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