Do Harmonious Friends cause dissonance?
Blackboard paint, newspaper, chalk, text, silkscreen, glass eyes
6 frames of 55 x 70 cm each
The Laughter of Tears, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2021)
An owl and a donkey interpolate themselves, indicating the simultaneity of leaving and returning. Tyll of Braunschweig teaches us the trick of being on both sides of a mirror at once, and Nasreddin of Akşehir shows us how to face the future riding backwards on a gentle, fearless donkey.
Time to pause. Time to ask, ‘Do harmonious friends cause dissonance?’ There is perhaps a new Jataka tale here to be read into the future. Let us wait for it.