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The Original Comedy
Super 8 Film, Video

The Original Comedy is a multi-media reproduction of a photograph of Bert Williams performing at the Ziegfeld Follies. In the Photograph, Bert appears on stage with a person in an animal suit. In this image, I appear as both, performing both roles. My interest was in the stage as a forum for identification and how that identification is complicated by conflating the human with the animal.