MOTA 11 – serious laughter 


dinA, Nieuwbrug 3 Rue du Pont Neuf, 1000 Brussels

supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
MOTA presents ‘serious laughter’.
The topic of the fourth conversations in the 21/22 season is ‘serious laughter’. We want to hold high the funny, the silly, the crooked and upside down; our repressed need to have fun, so ready to pop; the rebellious, revolutionary spirit of the carnevalesque; the possibility of release in a belly laugh; the serious need we have for nonsense; the bold jokes of political humour; joyful activism; sad clowns and the need not to take ourselves oh so seriously sometimes.
MOTA 000 is a series of nomadic conversations in Brussels criss-crossing and connecting the city’s artists through their shared questions and enquiries. The aim of MOTA 000 is to create temporary communities around artist-questions, to propose, debate, discuss, share and problematize bursting through disciplinary, linguistic and other precieved borders. To create a porous space to come together in difference around the questions that drive our practices.
MOTA 000 is Liselore Vandeput and Eszter Nemethi, and the artists present. Each month an artist is asked (someone they have met directly or got to know through our open call) to articulate and propose a specific question with us around a theme. The conversations then follow a discursive score to propose, open and debate these questions together.
(source: MOTA website)