‘Silent jokes’, The DVD, contains 18 short films of the Antwerp based artist Jan Leenders. In the films you see Jan telling a joke. The joke’s in English but the sound’s off. Luckily enough there are subtitles. That made this object so damn interesting to Onomatopee: the nice exchange of text, sound (actually non-sound) and visuals (one can almost hear Jan talk when looked at him on screen). Furthermore: the humour is nicely dry.
Curator/project manager/producer:Freek Lome
Graphic design: Remco van Bladel
DVD, printed at Luc Sponsele’s DVD printer (still rare production devices at that time)
We chose to participate in the Edit festival as our very first public presentation. We were given a small space which we filled with a box and a small cinema setting. One or two people could enter the box and listen our 7’’ in the dark. Jan Leenders’ jokes were presented as well as Eric de Haas’ sweater.