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Funniest Joke in Cincinnati

Join us for the soft opening of artist Sophie Lindsey’s gallery installation and event series, Funniest Joke in Cincinnati.

Wave Pool is excited to be welcoming UK-based, social practice artist, Sophie Lindsey for an ‘Art Space Is Your Space’ residency during January and February. During her time in Cincinnati she will be bringing together a range of voices and perspectives across the different communities through a portable Joke Booth. Funniest Joke in Cincinnati is a project that seeks to explore the identity of Cincinnati through the jokes told within it. There are many ways you can gain an understanding of a place through humor and the jokes told/shared within different communities. Many things influence the jokes we tell, from the personal such as your family, friends and specific experiences, to current affairs, political situations and local news. Humor is as subjective as art, with tastes varying depending on demographics, cultures and personal preferences. By mapping these differences she aims to build up an image of Cincinnati, in all its complexities. Taking place alongside a growing map in the gallery space, which will be open to the public with scheduled drop in events, allowing people to see the progress and continue to share jokes. The project will culminate with a chicken crossing the road parade, as well as the production of a small publication that brings together a selection of the jokes collected, creating a Pocket Joke Book, as a legacy of the Funniest Joke in Cincinnati.