La Ribot: Laughing Hole


  • © Anouk Furst
    (c) Anouk Furst
  • (c) La Ribot
  • © Oronoz Galeria Soledad Lorenzo Madrid 2007
    (c) Oronoz Galeria Soledad Lorenzo Madrid 2007
  • © Neyda Teatro del Cuerpo Pachuca 2007
    (c) Neyda Teatro del Cuerpo Pachuca 2007

An empty space where the floor is covered with cardboard signs: word by word, three performers start to uncover a text mysterious in origin. For the Spanish choreographer La Ribot, the stage and the museum are sites where limits no longer apply. In her legendary work Laughing Hole, she fuses performance and exhibition to create a new kind of performative art. Words, signs, and actions form a physical reality where the spectators are forced to find a standpoint on the margins. They can come and go as they please, while the performers are forced to continue their work in time and space. Absurd like Beckett, existential like Abramović and devastating like a catastrophe.

La Ribot, born in Madrid, is a choreographer, actress, and artist who lives in Geneva and works around the world. Her works are shown in theatersand museum spaces. In 2009 La Ribot was a guest at Ruhrtriennale with her duet Gustavia, a collaboration with Mathilde Monnier.

text and direction —
sound design and performance —
Clive Jenkins
performer —
La Ribot, Tamara Alegre Perez, Ruth Childs, Marie Caroline Hominal


— 7. September
— 6 h
— 15 €
Reduced prices start at 7,50 €
  • Sat 7Sep
    16.00 - 22.00
    La Ribot: Laughing Hole on 7. September 2013 at 4.00 PM
On the days of the performance Douglas Gordon's video installation Silence, Exile, Deceit at Mischanlage is open until 8.00 PM.

A La Ribot production, Genf, coproduced by Galeria Soledad Lorenzo Madrid and Art Basel - Art Unlimited, Basel/Schweiz. La Ribot is supported by the City of Geneva, the republic and the canton of Geneva,
suiss art foundation Pro Helvetia and Lotterie Romande.