Is Ryan Gander laughing or screaming? He offers straight-faced parody of such perfect pitch, I find it impossible to tell.
Almost as impossible as distinguishing boredom from daydreaming by the expression on a child’s face. And therein lies the parody: no minister for Business Innovation and Skills would allow either in the classrooms, not with our financial and environmental “better futures” depending on it.
Far better to test a five year-old’s sense of childish play and their teachers into oblivion with specific measurable outcomes and leave the “imagineering” to the grown-ups.
You see. Boredom or daydreaming? Sincere intention or the latest iteration of corporate love? Laughing or screaming? Whichever, Gander’s is a marvellous sense of humour.
Exhibition at the MAC.