Also in Rotterdam the new art season is approaching. Wilfried Lentz will open next Thursday with a solo show of American artist, musician, actor, and director of behavior – Michael Portnoy whose practice spans dance-theater, vocal power-tools, Relational Stalinism, reptangles, abstract gambling, the improvement of biennials and Icelandic cockroach porn. Pretty impressive stuff, if you ask us.
The show’s title is Script Opposition in Late-Model Carrot Jokes, referring to a specific genre of jokes, which have been first proposed by cognitive linguists Chlopicki and Petray in early 80s to undermine then emerging computational models of humor analysis. These jokes, further developed by others in the field, depend on a preponderance of background incongruities, blunt omissions, faulty script switch-triggers, “gray” implicature, and missing links in inferencing.
During the opening there will be a presentation starting at 5:30 pm sharp with Michael Portnoy and humor theorists Olivier Brems and Tim De Mey. Reservations for the presentation are recommended since there is limited space to attend.
The show is running through October 8th – don’t miss it!