Interruptions: Barry Sykes – Online with The Holden Gallery

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
Interruptions: Barry Sykes – Online with The Holden Gallery
Barry Sykes, 'An Introduction to Laughter Yoga'. Art Night 2019. Photo by Tom Carter.

21 May 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

Part of a special online edition of The Holden Gallery‘s ever-popular Interuptions series, ‘An Introduction to Laughter Yoga’ is artist Barry Sykes’ attempt to recreate from memory a lesson with the same name he attended a decade ago. He will lead an audience of participants through the exercises he thinks he witnessed that day, designed to take you from gentle breathing, through basic movements to arms aloft hysterical elation. The session also incorporates a spoken history of Laughter Yoga and contemporary examples of manufactured pleasure and emotional labour. Each time he redelivers the class it has adapted to a specific location, be it council chambers, naturist club, Downs syndrome play group, dementia centre or art gallery. This time conducted on Zoom to reflect the times we are living through, it becomes a replica lesson, of fake laughter, held in a virtual meeting.

This workshop will take place over Zoom; you will need to create an account in order to participate.

21 May 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

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