Socrates Sculpture Park

Jesal Kapadia

Exhibition: Float 03, 2003

Laughing Club, 2003
Color, video
10 minutes

Laughing Club is the title of Kapadia's video and also refers to a cultural phenomenon first introduced in Mumbai by a medical doctor, Madan Kataria, who, inspired by the famous Reader's Digest quote, "Laughter is the best medicine," promoted laughter as a source of healing and enormous well-being, and as a perfect antidote for stress. Club members meet early in the morning on beaches, in parks, schools and offices in India, Europe, Australia, the Far-East, and North America.

Flying Saree, 2003
Multiple sarees, balloons

Installed by the East River's edge, Flying Saree explores the meaning of location in relation to culture, suggesting the continuous and simultaneous departures and arrivals taking place in the public realm.



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