Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Annika Larsson

Researcher (2018-2020)

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image

’How can the Moving Image and the Laughing Body become agents for new thought, acts, and embodiment? The project will examine the Moving Image and the Laughing Body’s capacity for new and alternative modes of thinking, acting and being, and their potential to overturn our habitual course and change the order of things. Through a series of audio-visual montages and contexts, it will experiment with new modes of knowledge production, viewing and circulation, and examine the interconnection between Laughter, the Moving Image and Non-knowledge. Like the sudden invasion of laughter that for a moment sets us off course, this project will explore ways in which we communicate beyond instrumental language, subjectivity and reason, to experience what the moving image and our bodies can do and how they can teach us about the limits of our thinking.’

The project is run in collaboration with the University of Fine Arts Hamburg
(Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg – HFBK) where Annika has a Professorship.

Funded by the Swedish Research Council.