New York, NY 10013
As part of Richard Bell’s Embassy for Performa 15, Stuart Ringholt presents Anger Workshops, a participatory work in the form of a group-therapy session. Those in the group are invited to express their anger with, then their love for, each other.
Combining deadpan earnestness with slapstick humor and a fascination with the absurd, artist Stuart Ringholt’s work takes many forms, from performance, video, and sculpture to collaborative workshops. Ringholt explores mental illness, fear, and embarrassment by positioning himself and his participants in absurd situations and amateur self-help groups that he describes as “education through feeling.”
Image credit: Stuart Ringholt, Anger Workshops, 2012; courtesy of the artist and Documenta 13, Kassel.