1. Expanded Cinema: Live video/music performance

Angie Eng is a multimedia artist who works in video, installation and time-based performance since 1994. Starting out in New York working with tube cameras, wireless macro cameras, The Fairlight, cheap video mixers and  analogue cinema tricks with puppetry, Eng is best known for her live video performances.  She lives/works between Paris and New York City. 



Inside Joke

The Executives, 2010 by Angie Eng


November 1 - 22,  2011

Augusta Savage Gallery

103 New Africa House
180 Infirmary Way,

Amherst, MA 01003

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Some of the ways we share our cultural influences are through eating,
art, travel, learning a language, and laughing. Regarding laughter, the
visual arts have a special role to play in sharing humor because it is
primarily a non-verbal medium.  This group exhibition challenges artists
to utilize their well-honed observational skills and invites viewers
inside a joke. Curated by artist and researcher Sherry Mayo, the show
features 22 artists exploring and expressing humor through their work,
and respond to the goal of making someone else laugh. 


Mayo says: The moment someone lets you in on a joke, you’re given real
access to “get it.” Not only is laughter good for you, but Daniel Pink,
in A Whole New Mind, argues that humor is also a key attribute needed in
future leaders.  Laughter breeds social connectivity.  And while, WebMD
isn’t sure if there exist physiological benefits to laughing; it can be
said that it increases your quality of life. Nancy D. Bell,
investigator of sociological aspects of cross-cultural communication
through humor, stated that “joke competence is a somewhat dynamic
construct, that understanding can be partial and that lack of full
understanding need not preclude appreciation” (International Journal of
Humor, Vol. 20, Issue 4, p.367-­‐387).  Horror is an international
seller because violence is easily depicted and universally understood. 
Comedy, on the other hand, is more difficult to translate but consumed
the most, grossing more money than any other genre. 


Curator Sherry May was born in Queens, NY.  Her areas of research
include: arts technology integration. Scholarly interests include:
digital aesthetics, the cultural impact of digital technologies,
consciousness, cosmology, and the post-human. Her recent exhibitions
include: "Faculty/Selects" Westchester Community College Fine Arts
Gallery, Westchester, NY and "Private i," Skylight Gallery, Chelsea,

Exhibiting Artists:

Maria-Elena Alvarez | Kristin Anderson | Kristin Baxter | Lisa Breznak | Holly Crawford | Claudia Jacques |

Angie Eng | Matt Ferranto | Marcy Freedman | Carla Goldberg | Beth Haber | Richard Jochum | Carla Rae Johnson |

Jill Kerwick | Gaetano LaRoche | Danny Licul | Christina Mazzalupo | Thomas McKean | Tricia McLaughlin |

Gene Panczenko | Lise Prown | Paula Stuttman